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ETF celebrates move to new offices

A new era for the Federation

ETF recently relocated to new offices and held a small gathering to celebrate the move.  Staff had been working hard over a number of weeks to set up the new offices and everyone is delighted with the new premises.  ETF are still based in the Norton Park Centre at Albion Road but have moved from the ground floor to new offices on the second floor; so only a short lift ride of a difference.  Staff will continue to work from home and come into the office when necessary. 

The new offices were officially opened by ETF's Convenor Betty Stone; with members of the Federation's Executive Committee (EC) and staff also in attendance.  Betty commented, "It gave me great pleasure to open ETF's new office and celebrate with members of ETF's EC and staff.  I'm very impressed with the new office premises and I'm sure both staff and volunteers will enjoy working here."    

ETF's Convenor Betty Stone opening ETF's new office premises

Photos courtesy of Robyn Kane Photography

ETF's First Blended Member's Meeting

A new way of working

Wednesday 29th June 2022 was a landmark day for ETF as the Federation held its first face to face Member's Meeting in nearly two a half years.  Adapting a blended meeting approach, some delegates were present in the meeting room and others online.  The guest speakers were Debbie McLachlan, Senior Services Manager, Penumbra and Jacqueline Hay, Service Manager, Penumbra.  The meeting heard about the work that Penumbra carries out to help tenants who suffer from mental health with housing issues.  There was also an update on the work that ETF has carried out over the past few months. 

ETF's Convenor Betty Stone commented, "It was great to take part in some sort of face to face meeting after what has been a very difficult two and a half years.  I was very impressed with the level of questions and discussions from attendees both in the room and online.  It was good to hear about the excellent work that Penumbra is carrying out and being able to update our members on what ETF is currently doing."    

Photos courtesy of Robyn Kane Photography

ETF's Annual General Meeting

Advance Notice

We are starting to make plans for ETF's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  All Member Groups should have received an invitation to submit proposed resolutions and amendments to the constitution.  These need to be submitted to the Federation no later than Friday 5th August 2022.  If you have yet to receive an invitation or if you have any queries, please contact the ETF's Office Manager Mary Callaghan by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.

We are hoping that this year's AGM will be a Blended Meeting and we're busy making plans to allow this to happen.  Further information about the AGM, including details about how you can renew your group and individual memberships will be sent out in due course. 
Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
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We hope you enjoyed reading our most recent edition of Tenants Voice.  If you've not yet had a chance to read it, you can download it by clicking here.  If you would like to request extra copies, or provide feedback on this edition, please email by clicking here or phone 07918 742468.  

The deadline for our next edition of Tenants Voice is Monday 18th July 2022, so if you have an article you would like to share with us we would love to hear from you.  Articles and letters for publication should be emailed by clicking here.  Alternatively give us a call on 07918 742468 if you'd like help to pull an article together. 
ETF Blog
Would you like to become a guest blogger for ETF?  If you are enthusiastic about housing and tenant participation why not get in touch with us.  For this month, Robyn Kane, Chair of Moredun Multis and Maisonettes Residents Association and ETF EC member has written about receiving a Hope Award from Morrisons, Moredun.  You can read Robyn's blog by clicking here.

If you're interested in contributing a blog or would like more information, please email by clicking here or phone 07918 742468.  Some useful hints and tips for writing blogs can be viewed by clicking here
Scottish Child Payment Information Campaign
The Poverty Alliance has recently launched a campaign to help people apply for the Scottish Child Payment.  You can find out more about the Scottish Child Payment by clicking here.

If you have any further queries about the Scottish Child Payment, please contact the Poverty Alliance by clicking here or phone 0141 353 0440. 
Scottish Housing Day 2022
This year's Scottish Housing Day will take place on Wednesday 14th September 2022 and this year's focus will be on sustainable housing.  ETF will be looking to organise some type of event on the day and we will keep you posted on developments.  If you have any suggestions about what type of event ETF should organise, please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 07918 742468. 

You can find out more about Scottish Housing Day 2022 by clicking here
Lothian's Improving the Cancer Journey Service
Are you living in the Edinburgh and Lothians area and have been affected by cancer?  Improving the Cancer Journey Service is here to help you live as well as possible.  The service can meet with you to discuss what happens to you and help you get the right support.  

Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and many people don't know where to go to for support.  Here are some of the aspects the service can help you with:
  • Money or housing worries;
  • Work;
  • Caring responsibilities;
  • Physical concerns;
  • Emotional concerns;
  • Other types of support
You can find out more about how the service can help by clicking here or phone 07977 307286/07929 784315.
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