We work closely with a range of organisations and agencies to ensure that our effectiveness is maximised and draws on the expertise of others.
Our key partners are critical to our business, ensuring that we meet our objectives to influence and inform housing and related policy. We truly value these relationships as without partners we could not be as effective.
These key partners are listed below along with information on any specific projects being undertaken.
The Scottish Local Authority Rent Forum
The Forum brings together officers working in rent colleciton and beneifts in local government to consider policy and practice in the provision of services to tenants. In particular the forum is pressing the DWP for improvements in the process for approving annual rent increases.
Scotland's Housing Network
We have a unique partnership with SHN given their status as the national benchmarking club set up and managed by councils.
We work closely with SHN on a range of housing specific issues and use the practice exchange forums to discuss and debate issues. We use the benchmarking data to inform that debate and make the case in consultation responses.
COSLA are a councillor-led, cross-party organisation who champions councils’ vital work to secure the resources and powers they need. We work on councils' behalf to focus on the challenges and opportunities they face, and to engage positively with governments and others on policy, funding and legislation.
Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations
GWSF represent community based housing assocations in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We collaborate informally on several issues, including ensuring Scotland's housing system is affordable to those on low incomes, and that housing's contribution to the improving outcomes for older poeple is achieved.