The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) gives everyone a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities. The aim of the Act is to increase openness and transparency by allowing people to access information about how decisions are taken and how public services are delivered. FOISA has applied to Housing Associations since 11th November 2019.
FOISA requires that all housing associations/co-operatives in Scotland must produce and maintain a publication scheme. This must detail all of the key information that we publish and how you can access it. Our Guide to Information is our publication scheme, and contains links to where you can find all of the information listed online (updated in October 2023). We have broken this down into classed to make this easier for you to access.
Shettleston Housing Association has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner’s (SIC) Model Publication Scheme(MPS), and our Guide has been approved by the SIC.
If you would to find out more about FOI, the Information Commissioner has published a short guide to your rights under FOISA, which you can access by clicking on this link – Your Right To Know – A Guide to FOI in Scotland
For a quick overview of FOISA, you can watch this video from the Scottish Information Commissioner: