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May 2019

GWSF May Open Meeting – How housing associations are using social media

16th May 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Govanhill Housing Association, Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw Street
Glasgow, G42 7JG

Our May GWSF Open Meeting will be focusing on the Forum’s current research project looking at how different member associations have been making use of Twitter, Facebook and other ways of communicating with tenants and the wider public. So far we’ve found overwhelmingly positive feedback from associations about their experiences, with only a small number of potential pitfalls and challenges highlighted. We’ll be producing a publication for members based on the research and will aim to make this as useful…

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August 2019

GWSF Annual General Meeting 2019 and Open Meeting

15th August 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Govanhill Housing Association, Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw Street
Glasgow, G42 7JG
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The 2019 AGM will take place from 6.30pm to 7.00pm on Thursday 15 August. The AGM will be followed at 7.00pm by a GWSF Open Meeting featuring: Jim Strang, Chief Executive of Parkhead HA and President of the Chartered Institute of Housing, on the Make a Stand Campaign and the role HAs can play in tackling domestic abuse; and, Professor Douglas Robertson, who will look at the prospects for radical reform to Scotland's approach to our deteriorating tenements.

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November 2019

GWSF Annual Conference 2019

15th November 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
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Supporting our communities to flourish As usual, our annual conference this year will feature an interesting and diverse programme packed with great plenary speakers and stimulating workshop sessions. Plenary speakers include: Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell, MSP Dr Jim McCormick, Associate Director Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Irene Campbell, Director, Linthouse Housing Association Karen McCluskey, Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland Dr Oliver Escobar, Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Edinburgh, Co-Director of ‘What Works Scotland’ Workshops…

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June 2021

GWSF Annual Regeneration Conference 2021

4th June 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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CCHAs: still at the heart of place-making in their communities ZOOM EVENT Friday, 4th June, 2021, 9.30am – 2.00pm. The last year has highlighted just how important ‘keeping it local’ has been in terms of swift and effective responses. 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. Our summer regeneration conference, this…

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November 2021

GWSF’s Autumn Membership Gathering (via Zoom)

19th November 2021 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm

What does the ‘new normal’ look like for community based housing associations? Online this year, our autumn gathering features a thought-provoking programme and diverse range of speakers, while also allowing two separate opportunities for smaller discussion groups. Delegates can tweet on the day with #GWSF2021. Plenary sessions include: Does Covid make a ‘wellbeing economy’ more or less likely? Katherine Trebeck, Writer and Researcher, looks at the chance of us moving towards a different kind of society and economy Are we…

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