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Rod Moves On

After over 20 years as Director of SHARE, the 30th of September was Rod's last day of working at the office at Kirkhaven Church.  To mark him leaving, a going away celebration was held at the Drygate, at Tennents Brewery.  At the celebration, Lynn Ewing, an ex-chair of SHARE, along with Tony Graham the first director of SHARE and Paul McShane the current chair of SHARE, said a few very complimentary words about his time with the organisation.  Rod was presented with a fabulous kilt pin as a token of appreciation from the staff and committee and it was great to see so many people at the Drygate to wish him well.

Rod will be sadly missed by both staff and committee, but will now have time to persue avenues anew.
 
As Rod leaving is a trigger for change, SHARE will be reorganising to ensure that we can meet our customers' needs and continue to provide a high level of service to our members and the sector as a whole.
 
So it is business as usual for both committee and staff training and if you have any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact either Olwyn or Alan on 0141-550-7595
  
Good luck Rod
 

  SHARE's Training Calendar to December 2014 is available below.
To view or download click here  (use the back button to return to this page).     

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Unless  

…….you get it for half-price!
 
Funding support through Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) from Skills Development Scotland is available for the vast majority of our courses.
 
Up to 50% of the Cost: of up to 10 training courses worth £500 each can be match-funded through this scheme provided your organisation meets the necessary criteria.
 
For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or check out their website at:
 
 
The funding agreement must be in place before the training commences.
(Please note that it can take up to 15 working days to process a claim but if you have any difficulties please get in touch with SHARE for assistance)
 
This funding can be used towards the CIH Level II Qualification and can reduce the cost of the Modern Apprenticeship. Call us for details.
 
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SHARE Learner of the Year 2014
 
 
The SHARE Learner of the Year for 2014 Louise Williams of Milnbank HA was announced at SHARE’s AGM at the end of June.

Louise received the trophy from SHARE’s Chair, Paul McShane, along with a cheque for £100. Her Learning Log submission, as well as listing the training she had undertaken, also showed how this learning had helped her in her role as a Committee member, enhancing both her knowledge and skills.  

This was the second year in succession that a committee member from Milnbank HA won the award and the following were also commended: Nick Halls and May Hutchison of Milnbank HA, Jane Dunlop of West Lothian Housing Partnership and Tom McCormack of Clydebank HA.
 
Rod Hunter SHARE’s Director said “The completion of the Learning Log allows Committee members to see how learning can help them develop as Committee members and ultimately this leads to better decisions and better services for tenants”
  

Still Game! SHARE's Annual Conference  

Over 200 delegates, presenters and SHARE staff gathered at Peebles Hydro Hotel for SHARE’s Annual Conference. Entitled Still Game! it was designed to showcase the strengths and successes of SHARE members despite the current challenges facing the sector.
 
The opening session featured an amusing short sketch by the Baldy Bane Theatre group highlighting some of the pressures around committee recruitment and the Regulator’s requirements.
 
On the Saturday Gavin Oattes of Tree of Knowledge gave an excellent and energising opening address and the workshops that followed were well attended and well received. After lunch committee members discussed the issues that concerned them which included the cost of regulation and tenant scrutiny, attracting young people and professionals on committees.
 
Sunday saw a session on the Housing Bill followed by the closing plenary, “It’s all gone Pete Tong, but don’t Panic” which included two first rate presentations by John Mulholland of Garrion Peoples and Forgewood and James Tickell of Campbell Tickell. These provided some valuable tips to keep on the right side of the Scottish Housing Regulator. 

The generosity of the delegates in the raffle also raised £1500 for the British Heart Foundation.  

For Workshop Descriptions and Presentations click here

SHARE's Annual Conference next year is Friday 6th - Sunday 8th March.  Watch this space!


SHARE is proud to announce the first Housing Modern Apprentices in Scotland at Level II: Alastair and Lauren.

  
 
  
Pictured above from left to right are Alastair Burke, MA along with Director Shirley Robison of Barrhead HA, Rod Hunter, Director of SHARE, Lauren Gallacher MA along with Director Ian McLean of Bridgewater HA.
 
SHARE was the first organisation in Scotland to gain accreditation for the MA in Housing at Level II and it is wonderful to announce the first two successful candidates, Alastair Burke and Lauren Gallacher.  Both have worked hard through the process which comprises of the CIH Level II Certificate in Housing Practice and the SVQ Level II in Housing and Core Skills at SCQF Level 4.
 
Rod Hunter, Director of SHARE said “Well done to Alastair and Lauren and I’m sure this will provide a great grounding for a successful and worthwhile career in housing.  Also it demonstrates the strengths of our own organisation SHARE, meeting and responding to the sector’s needs”
Shirley Robison added “Barrhead HA was really pleased with the modern apprenticeship programme delivered by SHARE. The delivery of the qualifications, course work and experience required all went very smoothly and we gained invaluable experience from our apprentice. We would have no hesitation continuing with this programme to support opportunities for a career in housing.” Lauren Gallacher had this to add “It has meant a lot to me that the association has given me the opportunity to get a qualification in housing.  It was hard work, but well worth it.”
 
If you have a member of staff who you feel would benefit from doing the MA, please call us on 0141-550-7595. Funding for this training may be available.
 

 
 More People Pass with SHARE!

Pictured are some of the twenty-two candidates who have achieved the CIH Level II in Housing Practice with SHARE along with Rod Hunter, Director of SHARE and Tom Barclay, Chief Executive of Clyde Valley Housing Association.
  
Front row, left to right: Christopher Neilson, Kayleigh Halloran and Cheryl Fallow of Clyde Valley, Jennifer Paton, Joy Henderson and Caitlin Heaney of nghomes, and Claire Gaffney of Spire View HA.
 
Back row, left to right: Mark Shannon of nghomes, Kris Torrance of Clyde Valley, Rod Hunter, Director of SHARE, Tom Barclay Chief Executive of Clyde Valley, James Armit and Matthew Welsh of Clyde Valley.  

 

Coming soon!

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