SHARE, the learning and development organisation for Scotland’s housing sector is bringing new events to the sector in March and April.

“Our Bitesize Briefings enable housing staff to hear direct from a number of speakers on each topic with each event generally having a very healthy Q&A,” says Pauline Munro, SHARE’s Marketing and Events Manager. “These events also provide a great networking opportunity to mix with colleagues from across the sector and as they are delivered over a half day staff don’t need to be away from their day job for long.”

The first event, Allocations – Guidance which takes place on 11 March, looks at the important changes to the law brought in by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 in relation to Allocations.   This event coincides with the launch of the Scottish Government’s detailed Guidance in support of the Act and delegates will hear from Anne Cook, Scottish Government as well as a number of speakers whose case studies appear within the Guidance. The Scottish Government commissioned CIH and Craigforth to develop this Guidance.

The next event, Anti-social Behaviour – Different perspectives on the issue on 22 March, looks at Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) from various different perspectives and promises to deliver some interesting insights.  Speakers will discuss some complex areas of ASB, some of the more nuanced problems housing staff may encounter and the range of assistance and remedies that are available.

Figures released last year showed that incidences of antisocial behaviour (ASB) rose by 5% between 2017 and 2018 with more than 1,000 incidents every day in Scotland and approximately 154 per day in Glasgow alone.  

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In January 2018 the Scottish Housing Regulator consulted with registered social landlords (RSLs) and tenants on their regulation and what is needed to support social housing’s continued and future success.  The new Regulatory Framework and guidance is schedule to be launched in February.  SHARE’s Bitesize Briefing – Regulatory Framework on 10th April, will provide an overview of the Framework and hear from a number of speakers about the impact these changes will have on the sector. 

SHARE is also in the process of planning a Bitesize Briefing – Tackling Domestic Abuse on 30th April.  This issue is rightly receiving a lot of media coverage and the housing sector are ideally placed to help tackle this issue.  This is a joint event with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

All events are held at the Bob Allan Conference Centre in Glasgow with further information and how to book your place/s can be found at in the events section.

Allocations – Guidance – 11 March

Anti-social Behaviour – Different perspectives – 22 March

Regulatory Framework – 10th April

Tackling Domestic Abuse – 30t April