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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.  

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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.  


 
SHARE Learner of the Year 2013 announced
 
 
SHARE has congratulated Nick Halls from Milnbank Housing Association after he was named SHARE’s Learner of the Year for 2013.
 
The trophy was presented by Marion Davis, an Associate at bto solicitors, which sponsored the award. As well as the handsome trophy, Nick will receive a cheque for £100.
 
Nick is a local resident who has been a Committee member for three and a half years and he chairs Milnbank’s subsidiary company.
 
There were commendations for Gordon Mason of Forth Housing Association and Christine Madden of Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association, both of whom also submitted full and well documented Learning Logs.
 
This is the second year of this award and now is the time for committee members to start recording their learning ready for submission in May 2014.
 
Rod Hunter SHARE’s Director said: “Completion of a SHARE Learning Log is a convenient and easy way of showing that committee members are complying with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s requirement that they are getting the training to sustain their continued effectiveness.”
 
Marion Davis added: “bto is delighted to support SHARE’s Learner of the Year award for a second time and to help committee members become more effective in their roles. Like SHARE, we are also committed to providing training to Housing Associations and their members.”
 

SHARE's Autumn 2013 Newsletter

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