Scotland's Housing Network provides a support service to ALL social landlords across Scotland.  As part of the Welfare Reform Service, SHN runs a number of Forums located throughout Scotland.  The Forums are held 3 times a year and are in Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.


The Welfare Reform Forum service is free to all SHN member organisations.  There is a  nominal fee applicable  for any non member organisation/social landlord wishing to attend.


The service aims to provide practitioners with a platform to meet and discuss issues around Welfare Reform and also ensure that all relevant publications and good practice is shared.


If you have any queries at all or would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Fiona at:-


Scotland's Housing Network held three virtual welfare reform forums in June 2020.  Facilitated by Tony Donohoe (SHN Associate), the presentations by Diane Lambie (Scottish Government) and Jeremy Hewer (SFHA) provided participants with good overviews of the current situation and the impact that COVID 19 had on welfare reforms.  The event report and presentations are available below.  If you have any queries about this series of events, please contact

SHN Report for virtual Welfare Reform Forums June 2020 (Tony Donohoe)
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SHN Presentation for virtual Welfare Reform Forums June 2020 (Tony Donohoe)
SHN WR Forums June 2020 Tony Donohoe.pdf
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SG Presentation for virtual Welfare Reform Forums June 2020 (Diane Lambie)
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SFHA Presentation for virtual Welfare Reform Forums June 2020 (Jeremy Hewer)
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Please find below details on the Universal Credit Live Service Rent Verification Form

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Scotland's Housing Network have produced this new guidance for landlords and housing benefit teams.  It replaces the previously published document.


You can download this document here:-

Defining Specified Accommodation for Housing Benefit Purposes
Defining Specified Accommodation.pdf
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SHAW (Social Housing Welfare Reform) Group

This group covering the issues of Welfare Reform is a collaboration between Edinburgh Landlords and the The DWP.  To learn more or receive the monthly bulletin please contact Catherine Louch, Housing Manager, Prospect Community Housing:-

Scottish Government Portal

The Scottish Government launched this evidence portal to demonstrate the impact of Welfare Reform.  You can visit the site via the link:-

Information on WELFARE REFORM can be found at the website of the Department for Work and Pensions.

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