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We need more creative thinking about how supported housing is funded

We need more creative thinking about how supported housing is funded

28 March 2017

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
Today is a big day for supported housing: Ministers will be quizzed on the new funding system. The Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government Committees have been gathering evidence from a variety of stakeholders over the past month and will put officials to the test as they defend their proposals.

Tagged with: Supported housing, David Orr's blog

Housing holds the key to inclusive growth

Housing holds the key to inclusive growth

20 March 2017

Jonathan Schifferes is Associate Director for Public Services and Communities at the RSA
If last year was a year of political wake-up calls, this year must be used to start fundamentally addressing the way our economic system has excluded too many from the immense wealth it generates. The widespread resentment about the way our politics works, and the way our economy works, must be countered with policies and approaches which make a real different to people’s lives.

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Sharing ownership

Sharing ownership

14 March 2017

Dave Smith is External Affairs Manager for London
Shared ownership has a crucial part to play in addressing housing need, but how can we ensure that it is fit for the future?

Tagged with: New Homes, Federation blog

What’s in a brand?

What’s in a brand?

7 March 2017

By David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
What’s in a brand? Is it a critical way to tell a story about who you are, or just something ‘the marketing people’ care about?

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The Influencing Academy – learning how to influence the influencers

The Influencing Academy – learning how to influence the influencers

15 February 2017

Aisha Vance is Public Affairs and Policy Manager at One Housing
The Government has committed to fixing our broken housing market, but to capitalise on this we need to learn to talk to the people who are making the decisions about building in their communities and ultimately, will influence their politicians.

Tagged with: Member blog

Revealed: your top 5 five energy bugbears in void properties

Revealed: your top 5 five energy bugbears in void properties

8 February 2017

Emma Hodges is the General Manager of My Home Energy, a bespoke void maintenance service for housing associations
I’ve spoken to lots of housing associations about the issues their teams experience when it comes to sorting out the energy supply in their void properties and I’ve noticed the same problems come up again and again. So I ran a short survey with members to identify some of the most common issues.

Tagged with: Federation blog

What do we mean when we say ‘the housing crisis’?

What do we mean when we say ‘the housing crisis’?

1 February 2017

Jenny Charlton is an analyst in the National Housing Federation Research team
Today marks the release of the regional Home Truths reports. For several years these annual research reports have been used across the country to help us explore and understand the housing market in local areas.

Tagged with: Research, Federation blog

Do you think housing associations and local authorities are natural partners?

Do you think housing associations and local authorities are natural partners?

30 January 2017

Claire Astbury is an External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation, managing our membership in the East of England
“I get the feeling that housing associations do not really think we as a council are relevant to their business,” commented a senior local government officer to me recently, adding that this is ‘a mistake’.

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What does Brexit mean for employment and skills?

What does Brexit mean for employment and skills?

19 January 2017

Ian Simpson is Head of Access to Work, The Guinness Partnership and Chair, Give Us A Chance (GUAC)
As we know well, Brexit means Brexit. But what we haven’t been told is that Brexit could also mean real opportunity for UK housing providers who deliver front line services, like health or employment support.

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