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 – 4 June 2021

Following a year that highlighted the importance of ‘keeping it local’, our 2021 summer regeneration conference focused on CCHAs’ place-making work in and with their communities. For our members, physical, social and economic regeneration in their communities have always been closely intertwined. For over 40 years, CCHAs have put their local communities’ assets and input at the heart of their place-making processes. Read the presentations from the plenary and cafe sessions.

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!