Service Improvement and Scrutiny for RSLs

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Strong governance is pivotal in housing associations and co-operatives, providing strategic direction and leadership necessary to create successful organisations. This community of practice comes together to consider regulatory requirements and developments alongside other national scrutiny developments.

This community of practice will develop your skills and knowledge to meet regulatory and statutory requirements and other national scrutiny developments.  We will explore approaches and tools for performance improvements and service developments.  

Who is it for

It is suitable for RSL members, as a member of this community of practice you can expect to have access to at least two events per year, a dedicated online discussion forum, data dashboards, the opportunity to become involved in working groups or research collaborations, access to guidance documents and other publications. This community will also have the opportunity to collaborate with performance colleagues within local authorities.

Key Content


Tenant insight – a toolkit for landlords


Tenant scrutiny panels – best practice


Getting to know you – collecting equalities information


What is value for money – best practice


Regulatory intervention – sharing best practice


Forthcoming Events

Housing Management for RSLs

This community of practice enables members to come together and consider what the future of housing management looks like.
5th Mar 2024
Microsoft Teams

Rural and Islands Action Plan – An Overview with More Homes Division

In this special session we will be joined by colleagues from the SG's More Homes Division to discuss the Rural and Islands Housing Action Plan, what it hopes to achieve and some key actions.
7th Mar 2024
Microsoft Teams

Charter Preparation Session 2024 – 19th March (Teams)

SHN's annual Charter Preparation session, led by expert Christine Dugan. Please only book to attend one of these 3 sessions as content will be identical and demand is likely to be high.
19th Mar 2024
Microsoft Teams

Latest News

13th Annual Empty Homes Conference

The 13th annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 29 February. The in-person only event will be held in The Studio on Hope Street near the city centre.

The network launches housing governance survey for 2024

Scotland's Housing Network is currently undertaking a survey of housing committees/boards to understand their composition, effectiveness and their training and support needs.

Charter data for 2022/23 now available – SHN Benchmarking Tools updated

Scotland's Housing Network (SHN) is pleased to advise that our Benchmarking Tools have now been updated to reflect the Regulator’s new dataset, issued this morning (Thursday 31 August 2023).

Publications and reports

Quarterly Benchmarking 2023-24 Q3 RSL report

This is the report on the Registered Social Landlords who submitted quarterly data for Q3 of 2023-24.

Quarterly Benchmarking 2023-24 Q3 LA report

This is the report on the Local Authorities who submitted quarterly data for Q3 of 2023-24.

Member Query – New legislation affecting specific dog breeds – February 2024

Responses received to recent member query regarding new legislation affecting specific dog breeds (XL Bully etc). February 2024

Past Events

Service Improvement and Scrutiny Forum

This quarter's SISF session will focus on Annual Assurance Statements, data protection and learning from complaints, and is open to both LA's and RSL's.
17th Aug 2023
Microsoft Teams

Consultation Session on the Regulatory Framework Review (with the Scottish Housing Regulator)

SHN Members are invited to attend a Consultation Session on the Regulator's Framework review, led by SHR's Assistant Director of Regulation, Nicola Harcus.
8th Aug 2023
Microsoft Teams

Charter Performance – A Sector Overview

SHN present an overview of Charter Performance for the Sector, based on SHN Member data received so far. An opportunity for discussion on performance and what we can expect to see for the year ahead.
15th Jun 2023
Microsoft Teams

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