North of Scotland Regional Network 1 - Minutes - 15 March 2019

Minute of North of Scotland Regional Network 1

Meeting held in AB1 Building, 48 Huntly Street, Aberdeen

on Friday, 15th March 2019 at 11.00 a.m.

 

Present:

 

Bill Chapman

Chair

BC

Cameron Grant

Vice Chair

CG

Leonora Montgomery

Secretary/Treasurer

LHM

Steve Byrne

Committee Member

SB

Colin Stewart

Committee Member

CS

Alasdair Mackenzie

Committee Member

AM

Gerald Low

Committee Member

GL

Ruth Fraser

Committee Member

RF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance:

 

Lesley Baird

CEO, TPAS

LB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apologies:/Absent:

 

Derek Wilkie

Committee Member

Apologies

Alexander Gardner

Co-opted Member

Apologies

Julie Wardrop

Co-opted Member

Absent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Action

 

1.

 

 

 

Welcome and Apologies

 

BC welcomed all to the Meeting and Apologies were given as stated.

 

 

 

BC

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Training

LB gave the background on what led to today – TIS and TPAS were

allocated Scottish Government funding to consult with all the

Networks to obtain Training needs and this is the first part of the

programme for all the Regions, and the second part will be with all

Regions together.  This first part was on -

• Roles and Responsibilities.

• Knowledge and Skills.

• Working effectively as a Committee.

• Communication.

• Working effectively with other Networks.

• Influencing National Housing Policy and implementation.

Ended with a ‘fun’ session on ‘Team Working’!

 

BC thanked LB for her presentation and we look forward to hearing

when and where the second part will take place.  LB suggested that

this might be in May but consensus was that this should perhaps be

after all the AGM’s have taken place.  LB to take this suggestion back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LB

 

 

 

 

BC/LB

 

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Minute of Meeting held on 15th January 2019 and

Matters Arising

 

This was proposed by CS and seconded by SB as an accurate record

of the Meeting.

 

Matters Arising

Item 5 – Veterans Short Life Working Group – CG attended this

to review the Veterans Charter.  The presenters kept stating 32

Local Authorities and it was pointed out that there were also 196

RSL’s and advised them to contact the SHR regarding this.  Varying

definitions of what ‘Veteran’ meant so suggestion was made to have

a ‘Tick Box’ asking if they had ever served which would be simpler

and they also agreed and completed the Consultation Response on

behalf of all the Regions.  The full Report is due out in 2020.

Item 5 – Intergenerational and Co-Living Group – CS advised that

the first Meeting of this will take place next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CG

 

CS

4.

Treasurer’s Report

 

LHM advised the following -

January 2019   - Bank Account Opening Balance          £    738.15 Cr

                           Deposits for the Month                         £ 1,500.00

                           Less Expenditure for the Month           £ 1,356.70

                           Leaving a Balance of                           £    881.45 Cr

                           Petty Cash Opening Balance              £      30.92 Cr

                           Deposits for the Month                        £      50.20

                           Less Expenditure for the Month          £      68.31

                           Leaving a Balance of                           £     12.81 Cr

February 2019 - Bank Account Opening Balance          £   881.45 Cr

                           Deposits for the Month                        £       0.00  

                           Less Expenditure for the Month          £   512.36

                           Leaving a Balance of                          £   369.09 Cr

                           Petty Cash Opening Balance             £     12.81 Cr

                           Deposits for the Month                       £       0.00

                           Less Expenditure for the Month         £       0.00

                           Leaving a Balance of                          £    12.81 Cr

 

• New Bank Account Update – This has now been finalised and

  LHM advised that the change over will take place after the year end

  in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LHM

 

 

 

LHM

5.

Business Matters

• SHR Liaison Group Meeting on 12/3/19 Update – CG advised that

  he had attended with BC and LHM and majority of Meeting was

  going through the ‘highlights’ of their Framework – Assurance

  Statements; Thematics; ARC Changes; Removal of Consents; Risk

  Assessment Process; Scrutiny Plan and Engagement Plan for all

  Landlords (which includes Local Authorities) and the Brexit letter

  they had sent to all RSL’s.  They will also be updating their Tenant

  Participation Strategy during the next financial year.

• Chairs and Secretaries Meeting Observers on 9/4/19 – Next on

  the list is AM (who was snowbound for the January one) and RF.

• Newsletter Update – SB provided rough draft for amendment by

  Group and photos were taken.  It was suggested that this be

  completed for launching at our AGM in May.

• Domestic Abuse Consultation Response by 29/3/19 and

• Homelessness Consultation Response by 25/4/19 – LHM

  requested that comments for these should be forwarded to her

  seven (7) days before due date – at the very latest.

• Minister’s Meeting on 19/4/19 – BC read out the 6 agreed

  Questions on Rent Consultation; SHR involvement with Audit 

  Scotland; Use of HRA Funds; Medical Adaptations Funding;

  Assurance Statements and Follow Up Event from Beyond Housing

  2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CG

 

LHM

 

 

SB

 

 

 

ALL/LHM

 

 

 

 

BC

 

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A.O.C.B.

AGM - BC advised that LHM had sent an invite to the Minister, Kevin

  Stewart MSP to be our Keynote Speaker and was still awaiting a

  reply.  With so much going on around housing, it was suggested to

  him that he might want to choose the subject matter himself but BC

  will liaise with him nearer the time.

• Scottish Government’s ‘Next Steps’ Pilot – CG advised that his

  Housing Association is one of the ones chosen for this and they had

  their first session yesterday.  8 steps were discussed, some right ‘out

  of the box’ on how to get Tenants and Residents involved.

  RF also stated that Aberdeenshire Council were also involved in this

  and they had also had their first session with ‘mixed’ results.

  We await to hear further updates with the progress on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

CG/RF

 

7.

 

Date, Time and Venue of Next Meeting –

AGM on Saturday, 11th May 2019 at 11.00 a.m. in Woodhill House,

Aberdeen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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