WGHC is affiliated to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) which is a body which campaigns and lobbies for housing associations and co-operatives. It is also a source of training and advice on good practice.
WGHC is a member of Employers in Voluntary Housing (EVH). This is an organisation which provides support and advice to over 100 not for profit organisations in relation to their role as employers. This includes setting a common system of salaries, grades and terms and conditions for the majority of these employers including WGHC. Our certificate of membership for 2022 can be seen here.
WGHC is a member of Scotland Excel and utilises their services to assist with compliance in our procurement requirements and processes. They also provide assistance with tendering exercises and ‘call off’ from framework agreements.
In 2015 WGHC became a member of Scotland’s Housing Network. This is a consortium of local authority and housing association landlords working together to drive up performance, meet the demands of Best Value and deliver quality services by means of benchmarking, peer review, good practice exchange and information sharing.
ARCHIE’s purpose is to secure benefits to all members and their respective customers/service users, improving the access to and cost effectiveness of services and for required specialisms to provide additional capacity, secure added value, to reduce/mitigate risk, and to improve assurance with regulatory compliance.
As a voluntary partnership of equals (not a group structure or amalgamation), the members of the Alliance deliver services to more than 20,000 people throughout Edinburgh and collectively employ approx. 440 permanent staff, which are overseen by more than 100 voluntary Board/Committee Members. Further information can be found here.
ARCHIE members are:
- Harbour Homes
- Lister Housing Co-operative
- Manor Estates Housing Association
- Muirhouse Housing Association
- Prospect Housing Association
- Viewpoint Housing Association
- West Granton Housing Co-operative
In 2018 West Granton Housing Co-op received accreditation from Living Wage Scotland as a Living Wage Employer. As a Living Wage Employer all our staff are paid at least the minimum of £10.42 per hour and we use Contractors and Suppliers who also support this standard.
The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England. However, The NHC is delighted to have members based outside of the North as, while we have a Northern approach to policy and public affairs, we know practical approaches to realising efficiencies and demonstrating value for money is not geographically restricted. We are a membership organisation made up of local authorities, ALMOs and associations that provide social housing for tenants. Not only does the NHC bring its members together to share ideas, we represent their interests and ensure they are heard at a regional and national government level.