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, 21st June 2019

This year our summer regeneration conference will focus on the work that CCHAs do in their communities which helps to tackle social isolation and loneliness. Delegates will hear from a range of great plenary speakers and attend a choice of café sessions on the day.  To book a place contact eleanor.mccormack@gwsf.org.uk or call the Forum office on 0141 946 0645.

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!