A key function of social housing is to provide housing that is lower in rent for those who are most in need or struggling with their housing costs. Unlike the private rented sector where tenancies are offered by the landlord to whoever they choose, social housing is distributed according to an allocation scheme.
Social housing is a vital part of the fabric of our society, providing affordable and specialist accommodation for millions of people through a diverse range of providers. To achieve excellence in service delivery you need an organisation that is properly structured, well managed and has effective governance. This course is for all staff, board members and resident representatives new to the housing sector or wishing to update their knowledge in the rapidly changing housing world.
This course contains the following modules:
- What is social housing, terms you might hear, affordable housing, responsibilities under Scottish housing law, Scottish Quality Standard (SHQS)and Jargon buster.
- The responsibilities of the board, departments and roles within a housing association, different types of tenancies, leaseholders, shared ownership.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.