Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) is the membership body for community-controlled housing associations (CCHAs) and co-operatives in west central Scotland. Its main purpose is to promote, represent and campaign on behalf of CCHAs and to share information and best practice. As at September 2016, there are 68 member associations in GWSF.

Our main objectives

To promote the values and achievements of the community-controlled housing movement

To promote information sharing and mutual support among community-owned housing organisations

To make the case for housing and regeneration policies that support our members' work

To facilitate partnership working between our members and external bodies such as local authorities on housing and regeneration

We do these things by

  • Lobbying elected politicians
  • Representing our members in discussions with a wide range of external bodies
  • Contributing a community-owned housing perspective to policy discussions
  • Developing our own policy ideas
  • Providing our members with briefings and information