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.