Photos from Last Week’s Housing Day event in Forfar

Due to the stormy weather, the #ScottishHousingDay event in Forfar was moved inside. The Communities Officer managed to get a space in Tesco where the group spoke to some council tenants and focused on the rent setting options. Two tenants representatives, Tom O’Brien and George Addison, volunteered to help during the event.

  • Here are some photos from the day:

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#ScottishHousingDay: Charter Report Card – See How We Did Last Year

 

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Each year all social landlords in Scotland provide a wide range of information about Housing performance to the Scottish Housing Regulator for the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

We have prepared our latest Charter Report Card working in partnership with our Tenants Steering Group, and the information is grouped into the areas which are contained in the Charter.

The Report Card is available online now and shows what performance our tenants think is most important.

We haven’t included details on all the Charter outcomes and indicators but you can find these on the Scottish Housing Regulator’s website

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#ScottishHousingDay: Rapid Rehousing in Angus – a new approach to homelessness


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Rapid Rehousing is a new approach to help those who experience homelessness.

Our Housing Service, along with Angus Health & Social Care Partnership and other housing providers and stakeholders, have started work to develop a 5 year Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.

The Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was set up by the Scottish Government in October 2017 to produce recommendations to end homelessness and rough sleeping.

70 detailed recommendations were published in June 2018 and set out a vision of an approach whereby prevention of homelessness is vital and the responsibility lies not just with local authorities but with all parts of the public sector.

When homelessness occurs, rapid rehousing should be the default position. Rapid rehousing is about making sure people who experience homelessness reach a settled housing option as quickly as possible rather than staying in temporary accommodation for too long.

The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan in Angus

The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan is a new planning system for local authorities and their partners to transition to a rapid rehousing approach.

Each Local Authority is required to develop their plans in partnership with stakeholders over a planned and costed phase of 5 years (2019/20 to 2023/24) by 31 December 2018.

We are currently running engagement sessions to develop the plan with the Angus Health & Social Care Partnership, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), support agencies, communities teams and other partners.

Here are few photos from Monday’s awareness-raising session at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath:

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Scottish Housing Day in Angus

Our Communities Officer, Liz Begg supported local tenants from Arbroath to promote Scottish Housing Day in Angus on 21 September 2017 and she said:

“On the day, we discussed the proposed regeneration plans for Timmergreens, along with general housing-related conversations. We’d like to thank the representatives from Angus Housing Association, local Housing Officers from our Housing team and Councillor Lois Speed who also came along to support the tenants’ efforts.”

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Pictured are tenant representatives from our Tenant Steering Group, Angus Housing Association, our Housing Team and Councillor Speed.