Survey reveals Scots housing associations providing wider support for tenants than simply housing

HOUSING associations are providing access to more than housing – for instance, locating local food banks – for their tenants, a survey has found.

According to the Scottish representative body for housing associations – the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations – an estimated 95.5 per cent of its members are providing financial or welfare support to their residents.

The survey involved 45 housing associations, representing at least 84,743 tenants.

Says the SFHA, here: “The survey also revealed 58 per cent provide access to food banks, 58 per cent facilitate clubs and other activities, 62 per cent offer mental health support and 58 per cent provide help with employability.

“The findings emphasise the central role that housing associations play in supporting tenants and communities, particularly during the cost-of-living crisis.”

The survey publication accompanies a new SFHA campaign: Housing at Scotland’s Heart.

Pictured: Cromdale Square, Glasgow, Linthouse Housing Association, Picture credit: SFHA

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