Campaigns and Policy

GWSF’s purpose is to promote represent and campaign on behalf of local community controlled housing associations and co-operatives in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We do this by:

Working with our members on the issues that matter most to them

Taking part in working groups led by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and others

Working in partnership with others, such as the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Employers in Voluntary Housing and SHARE

Meeting regularly with government ministers and elected politicians from all of the main political parties

Developing our own policy ideas for the future

GWSF’S Annual Regeneration Conference – Friday 15th June

This year our free summer regeneration conference will focus on the Year of Young People in Scotland. Delegates will hear from a range of great plenary speakers including the author, columnist and performing artist Loki aka Darren McGarvey, and crucially from young people themselves. GWSF members will showcase the work they do with young people in their communities in our popular café sessions. View the programme and book a place here

GWSF Campaign Group

Our committee-member led campaign group reconvened this year to focus on the key issues which impact on CCHAs and on their communities. Maureen Cope, the Group’s Chair gave a rousing account of the Bedroom Tax Campaign at our annual conference last year. The group has been meeting with CPAG, the Poverty Alliance, and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector to plan where it will be most useful to focus its energies over the coming months.

The Campaign Group will keep members informed on its activities at the Forum’s regular open meetings and we’ll also keep you updated here. Watch this space!