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Exhibitor Profiles 

 

(Please check back soon for 2017 exhibitor profiles.....)

Stand 1 - SHARE

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SHARE is the learning and development organisation for Scotland's housing organisations. Through a combination of accredited courses, training, events, networks and organisational development, we help to ensure that staff and committee/board members: 

  • have the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver quality services
  • carry out the critical oversight of the business
  • are equipped to tackle the challenges facing the social housing sector both now and in the future

SHARE has been supporting learning and development in housing for 30 years and is a membership organisation. You can find out more about us and our membership benefits by emailing info@share.org.uk or our website www.share.org.uk

 

Stand 2 - Quality Scotland

Quality Scotland is the National Partner of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and the official home of the EFQM Excellence Model in Scotland.  Dedicated to helping all organisations in Scotland, whether in the public, private or third sectors, in their pursuit of excellence, our members include a number of housing associations keen to embed continuous improvement through self-assessment against the Model into their organisations.  Many of these have gone on to achieve recognition through Committed to Excellence (C2E) and Recognised for Excellence (R4E), awarded at the annual Scottish Awards for Business Excellence.

 

Stand 3 - EVH

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EVH is fast approaching 40 – and is Scotland’s leading provider of employment services. Despite its advancing years it remains more back office than backache in its support for social employers. It has willingly welcomed middle aged spread too, moving way beyond our traditional roots in social housing to now welcoming to its membership social enterprises of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. EVH is a unique organisation and members joining us benefit from a variety of services, advice and support. We do this as a fully volunteer-led organisation ourselves.

We offer readily available services to meet your employment needs including employment law advice and good practice guides, publications, recruitment, training and events and health and safety services. We also stock our website with model documents, template letters, and other general support information.

Visit www.evh.org.uk 

 

Stand 4 - TIS TISLogo

TIS is the leading organisation inspiring innovative Tenant Participation practice in Scotland. As a national membership organisation, we promote excellence in tenant and resident involvement, offering independent advice, support, and training. We support tenants and landlords to work together to improve housing services and standards.

Tenants, landlords and other interested organisations are all invited to join TIS and enjoy the wide ranging benefits that are exclusively available to members.

Visit our website at www.tis.org.uk, call our office on 0141 248 1242 or email info@tis.org.uk to find out how we can help you to make a difference.

 

 

Stand 5 - Scottish Federations of Housing Associations SFHA_logo

The SFHA is the national voice and advocate of Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives. We promote the work of housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland, who provide housing for around 280,000 households.

Established in 1975, the SFHA is owned by its membership.

Our members own or manage rented housing in our urban and rural areas and develop affordable housing for rent and for part-ownership, using public and private finance.

Housing associations and co-operatives are more than landlords, providing care and support to their tenants, undertaking regeneration activity, and catering for specialist needs amongst the elderly and others.

The SFHA also has over 200 commercial associates.

 

 

Stand 6 - ng homesNGHomes_logo

ng homes is a community-based housing association operating across North Glasgow with homes in Springburn, Balornock, Possilpark and Parkhouse. It manages and maintains around 7,000 properties.

Formed by local people in 1976, it has grown into a substantial community business through new-build, regeneration activity and successful stock transfers. ng homes is now one of the largest Housing Associations in the country.

Recent achievements include:
  • Excellence in Regeneration award from the Scottish Government and the Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Best Practice in Developing Communities Award from TPAS Scotland
  • Ten years of Customer Service Excellence 
  • Investors in People Gold Accreditation
  • Lead partner in Epic 360 Welfare Reform Project               
ng homes will always work hard for its tenants and do what’s best for the local community. Its vision remains to “create a new North Glasgow - a great place to live, learn, work, visit, and invest”.

Visit ng homes at Stand No 7


Stand 7 - Thistle Tenant RisksThistleLogo

We are delighted to be able to support EVH
as the main sponsor for their 2015 annual conference and exhibition. Home Contents Insurance is not always a priority for many tenants but at Thistle Insurance Services Ltd we are able to offer Home Contents Insurance in an easy and affordable way.

Visit us at www.thistletenants-scotland.co.uk to find out more or call us on 0345 450 7286 or email tenantscontents@thistle.co.uk 


 

Stand 8 - Shelter Shelter Logo

As a leading expert on housing in Scotland, Shelter Scotland develops practical solutions to address the housing crisis and work in conjunction with the housing sector to promote good practice, publish reports and deliver professional training.  We provide a range of services from each of our regional Hubs (Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen) specifically to equip RSL’s with the knowledge and expertise to support tenants in a changing housing landscape.

 

  • Training courses for Professionals (eLearning or face to face training)
  • Access to expert advice on all housing matters
  • Advice & support on tenancy sustainment  
  • Empty Homes Advice Service


Contacts: 
Sharon Berrie for Services: 0344 515 2331 Sharon_Berrie@shelter.org.uk
Lucy Dymock for Training: 0344 515 2477.  Lucy_Dymock@shelter.org.uk

Empty Homes Advice Service on 0344 515 1941. emptyhomes@shelter.org.uk.

 

Stand 9 - The Big Lunch 

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Eden Project Communities programme is a year-long series of activities aimed at empowering people to do more in their communities.

It peaks with The Big Lunch which is happening on 3rd June this year. This is a simple one day get-together for neighbours. It encourages people to come together on one afternoon a year to share lunch and conversation. 

 Big Lunch Extras is for volunteers who would like to do more in their community. It’s a free, inspirational, skill building four-day camp based at the Eden Project. Then there’s  support of a Community Network Developer, and membership of a peer network . You can see Big Lunch Extras website here.

Emily Watts, Country Manager Scotland, Tel:   07703189049

 

 

Stand 10 - TPAS TPASLogo

TPAS Scotland, the friendly face of participation, supports landlords and tenants to develop partnership working and meaningful tenant involvement.  We offer a comprehensive range of training, support services  and advice, such as scrutiny support and training, training and support for staff, consultations, reviewing your participation activities and strategies, Accreditation for excellence in participation across all your activities, Independent tenant advice.

All of our services can be individually tailored to your specific requirements. Our newly launched service Membership+  allows you to buy days at heavily discounted rates with your membership – use the days for whatever you want over the year – catch up with all those participation, “get round to tasks!”

For Further information please contact: enquiries@tpasscotland.org.uk or 0141 552 3633

 

 

Stand 11 - CFH Docmail   DOCMailLogo

Welcome to CFH Docmail Ltd, the environmentally friendly secure print, post and electronic delivery solutions company.

We can save you time and money on the collection, printing, posting and electronic delivery of your documents.

 

Over 37,000 businesses are now using our docmail solution - the easy way to securely upload your letter and address list, or you can use the virtual print driver, and then let docmail do the printing and mailing - all for less than the cost of a 2nd class stamp!

Visit us on stand 14 and collect your free tree!

Visit www.docmail.co.uk .

 

Stand 12 - The Furnishing Service

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 The Furnishing Service is the largest furnishing, flooring and cleaning provider in Scotland. We specialise in providing a quality ‘one stop shop’ service that will meet your needs exactly.  

We are dedicated to the social housing sector and work with more than 40 Local Authorities and Housing Associations. We have over 100 employees and have bases in East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife and North Ayrshire.  We cover the whole of Scotland and currently achieve a ‘jobs right first time’ ratio of 98%.  

We are a Living Wage accredited employer, have the IIP and IIYP Gold Standard accreditations and are members of the Trading Standards ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme.  

 

Stand 13 - Unite 

Scottish Housing associations & Co-ops Branch

The union for all Scotland's Housing Association staff. UNITE is Britain’s biggest trade union – a democratic union with progressive policies and
a global vision. Our branch has over 1,200 members and negotiates over salaries, conditions and other employment issues in the Scottish Housing Association sector. This year we opposed the Westminster government’s attack on housing and welfare benefits and we continue to campaign for more public funding for social rented housing. UNITE is keen to work with tenants and committees to achieve this aim.

To join or for more information contact - Regional Officer Allan Cameron – allan.cameron@unitetheunion.org 

UNITE the UNION, John Smith House, 145-165 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RZ Tel 0845 604 4384 

www.unitetheunion.org 

 

Stand 14 - CIH 

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The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice of housing and the home of professional standards.  With a growing and diverse membership of over 22,000 people both in private and public sectors.  As set out in our charter we exist to promote the art and science of housing and maximise the contribution that housing professionals make to the wellbeing of communities.  We are a centre of excellence in learning and a leading influencer of decision makers. 

October 27th 2016 – Housing Innovation & Technology Showcase

November 15th 2016 – CIH Scotland Annual Excellence Awards

March 14th-15th 2017 – Scotland’s Housing Festival 2017

 

Stand 15 - Minus 7


Working with Housing Associations on new-build and retrofit projects, the Minus7 roofing system has a proven track record of consistently delivering zero carbon affordable warmth that attracts RHI and creates a new revenue stream from the sale of heat.

 Minus7’s award-winning technology harvests energy day and night at temperatures as low as -7ºC. Using the best of solar thermal, photovoltaic, heat pump and energy storage technologies in a hybrid solution, Minus7 can actively help alleviate fuel poverty across Scotland. 

 


 

 

 


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