07 February 2016    


SHARE News - Winter Newsletter! 

The Winter issue of SHARE News is now available for you. This issue will bring you up to date with what SHARE has been doing over the last few months – and what we’ll be doing over the coming months.


Find out more about our annual conference, our newly launched Bitesize Briefings and our, soon to be launched, website and e-learning – including one of our new member benefits, e-learning for staff.


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Learning & Development in March

Published recently is our March Course Update.

New courses and/or dates are added every month. Have a look and please share will colleagues.

Learning & Development in March 

Spotlight on Learning & Development
You can read Issue 2 of 'Spotlight on Learning & Development' here

You should receive this around the middle of each month. If you don't get it to your in box please let us know.

New for 2016 - Bitesize Briefings

In response to your feedback we are pleased to announce the launch of something completely new to SHARE.  A programme of Bite Sized Briefings will be delivered throughout the year from 11.00am-1.00pm on a variety of topical housing related issues.  The two briefings will be held in Glasgow but others will take place elsewhere

Further information will be coming out to you in early January but we wanted to give you a snapshot of what is to come.  You can find out more about the briefings by clicking  the title shown below or downloading our brochure here.

SHARE Bitesize Briefing 24 Feb 2016 - Housing and Immigration 

SHARE Bitesize Briefing 22 March 2016 - Sustaining Tenancies under Universal Credit 

SHARE Bitesize Briefing 29 April 2016 - Fuel Poverty 


Learning, to be the best



The 2016 annual conference programme is available for you to download and booking is now open.

Due to popular demand the conference will once again be held at Peebles Hydro.

The conference will see a wide range of sessions with speakers from across Scotland - all to help you in your role.  Over the two days there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion, networking and some well earned time for relaxation.  And of course our fantastic evening entertainment.

Peedble Hydro is undertaking a major 5 year renovation project which is currently underway.  By the time we arrive in March next year you will notice some big changes.


  • The introduction of a new Gin palace – containing 95 gins!

  • The creation of a new Street Bar

  • The restaurant will have new furniture, glassware and crockery and the introduction of a new dispense bar

  • All new equipment in the Leisure centre

  • Picnic Shop - for all those wee nibbles.

  • All bedrooms have new beds, mattresses and bedding


Click to view the programme online



I am sure you will agree it is all very exciting and the team at SHARE are looking forward to seeing you all there.

You can also download a PDF copy of:

If you have any problems viewing or downloading the programme please let us know.


SHARE's New Guides 


SHARE’s January to June 2016 Guide to learning & development is out now.  Packed full of accredited courses, a wide range of open courses as well as a number of brand new courses.  The Guide will help ensure housing association and co-operative staff and Committee/Board members have the knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges facing the sector.


We’re sure there is something in this Guide to help meet your learning needs, but remember if you can’t see what you want get in touch and we’ll organise it!


SHARE Learning Guide January June 2016 click to read the full guide online.


For printing please download a PDF copy of the Guide/s below.


SHARE Learning & Development Guide January to June 2016


Accredited courses

Committee/Board development mini guide

Delivering housing services mini guide

Staff development mini guide

IT training mini guide


If you have any problems viewing the SHARE Guide please let us know.



SHARE Autumn Newsletter! 

The Autumn issue of SHARE News is now available for you to look at, with lots of information on what SHARE is doing now and will be doing in the future.

Please have a look and let us know what you think and feel free to share the link with other staff and Committee/Board members.

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or read online here ... 


Are you a leader manager?

You may be interested in the ilm qualifications offered by SHARE throughout the year. To find out more about each course please click on the course title within this document 






SHARE Survey

THANK YOU! We had a fantastic response to our recent survey. 
You have given us some great ideas for new course, conference topics and briefings.  We have taken on board all of your comments and will be launching our new Learning  & Development Guide for January 2016.
Some stats from the survey: 
  • 90.7% rated SHARE as Good to Excellent
  • 78.7% would recommend SHARE to colleagues



Congratulations to our Prize Draw winner Gail Fitzpatrick (pictured above) from Hillhead Housing Association 2000 who won a one day SHARE course of her choice.


Thanks again to everyone who completed the survey. Please get in touch at any time with your comments by emailing




SHARE is on Facebook


SHARE have a Facebook page to help keep you up to date with everything that is happening.  Please connect with us by clicking the image below





If you have any comments about how we can improve the page please let us know by emailing info@share.org.uk





Modern Apprenticeship Flyer

SHARE have produced a flyer with information on Modern Apprenticeships as there are still places available for Housing and Business Administration.  If you are interested click image to read more





SHARE has Modern Apprentice opportunities available for Housing and Business Administration at Level II

SHARE has been awarded a contract from Skills Development Scotland for Modern Apprenticeships in Housing and Business Administration at Level II.

Are you thinking of developing a younger member of staff or are you looking to recruit someone new, if they are between the ages of 16-24, why not consider a Modern Apprentice?

SHARE members have priority, so if you are interested please get in touch with Olwyn on 0141 550 7597, to discuss your individual requirements.   

SHARE appoints new Director 

Alan Ferguson has just been appointed as SHARE’s Director. He was the Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland from 1993 until late 2014. Before that he was a lecturer on the part-time and full-time housing studies courses at Stirling University.


Alan started his career as a community worker and worked for seven years with a range of tenant and community groups and federations. He has also worked in housing policy and spent a year with the Strathclyde Campaign for Investment in Council Housing for a year


A previous Board member of Link Group, Scottish Council for Single Homeless, PATH Scotland, Govanhill Community Development Trust and Cube Housing Association, Alan is currently a Committee member of Southside Housing Association and has recently become Chair of its factoring subsidiary. He is also Chair of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland and represents the Alliance on the Joint Housing Policy Delivery Group and the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum.


For the press release, click here 


 SHARE's 2015 AGM

 SHARE’s 2015 AGM on 18 June was a well attended event which showcased SHARE’s work. Read more about the AGM and see some of the photos of the evening here



SHARE's Learner of the Year



Nick Halls named SHARE Committee Learner of the Year for the second time.    Click here to read more

……..the price you see is the price you pay



…….you get it for half-price!



Funding support is available through Flexible Training Opportunities from Skills Development Scotland and is available for the vast majority of our courses.

Flexible Training Opportunities could get you up to £3,000 towards employee training costs – as long as you employ less than 100 people. SDS will refund up to 50% of an employee’s training activities – up to a maximum of £1000 per employee. This funding can be used for qualifications (including the CIH Level II Qualification), masterclasses, workshops.

This could help you ensure your employees get the skills they need to excel in and helping your organisation excel along with them.

For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or click here.








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