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How housing associations can make better use of data

How housing associations can make better use of data

19 October 2017

Greg Dean is Sector Sales Manager – Charities and Housing Associations at Phoenix Software
A report from our partners Phoenix Software explores the storage and IT mobility challenges currently facing UK housing associations

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Shifting ground leads to a review of purpose for housing associations

Shifting ground leads to a review of purpose for housing associations

2 August 2017

Sam McGrady is a Director at David Tolson Partnership
Periods of rapid and unsettling change can often trigger introspection and reflection. The last 18 months have undoubtedly seen seismic shifts in both the global and the UK political outlook. At the same time, the social housing sector has experienced its own ‘local’ shocks to the system, such as the 1% rent reduction of July 2015,  a series of unexpected government policy shifts and, of course, Grenfell.

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Technology adoption in social housing: what’s your scorecard?

Technology adoption in social housing: what’s your scorecard?

31 July 2017

Jonathan Kitto is Regional Marketing Manager UK&I for TomTom Telematics
We’re entering an age of unprecedented technological, social and political disruption that will create a great deal of unpredictability and risk. Yet, it also offers unlimited possibilities for transformation in social housing, particularly around the availability of new technology.

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Devolution is a journey, not a destination

Devolution is a journey, not a destination

5 May 2017

Gill Morris is Founder and CEO of political communications agency DevoConnect
The election of new metro mayors presents an opportunity for housing associations to make the case for more and better housing by building their advocacy and forging strong relationships to influence these new local centres of political power.

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One in five LGBT+ people expect to be treated worse when applying for social housing

One in five LGBT+ people expect to be treated worse when applying for social housing

11 April 2017

John Stevens is Business Strategist at Clarion Housing Group and Membership Officer for HouseProud
Social housing providers perform well in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (seven made the top 100 in 2017) and research demonstrates that housing associations are moving towards greater LGBT+ inclusivity. But there is still a lot more that we can learn about the needs and aspirations of our LGBT+ residents.

Tagged with: Housing management, Guest 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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A modern-day take on ‘Cathy Come Home’ to be streamed online

A modern-day take on ‘Cathy Come Home’ to be streamed online

13 January 2017

Michael Chandler is Programme Director at Cardboard Citizens
Cardboard Citizens’ hit play ‘Cathy’ is Ali Taylor’s acclaimed modern-day take on ‘Cathy Come Home’ and has been touring theatres, hostels and prisons across the UK; engaging with housing sector staff, homeless people and general audiences across the country. Now, through a one-off interactive live streaming event on 18 January, we’re bringing it to everyone, anywhere.

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12 recommendations for managing and delivering Gypsy and Traveller sites

12 recommendations for managing and delivering Gypsy and Traveller sites

20 December 2016

Jo Richardson is Professor of Housing and Social Research at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester
There are many symptoms of an ongoing failure to accommodate Gypsies and Travellers; including continued poor health, anxiety, and an increasing disconnect with the broader community. This combination of a lack of community cohesion, along with a need for providers to find more efficient ways of delivering and managing housing, requires a new way of looking at the issue.

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What will the impact of Brexit be on the housing market?

What will the impact of Brexit be on the housing market?

12 December 2016

Diego Iribarren is an Assistant Director in EY’s Economic Advisory Practice
Leaving the EU might just end up being business as usual or, perhaps, the early stages of new market dynamics for the UK housing sector. In either case, we’ll all have to keep our eyes on the ball

Tagged with: Finance, Guest blog

Communication is key to improving wellbeing among housing association residents

Communication is key to improving wellbeing among housing association residents

26 September 2016

Keith Hackett is an independent management consultant with more than 20 years advisory and delivery consulting experience
Social housing provides a vital national service to millions of citizens in the UK. It is essential therefore that we don’t miss an opportunity to use an established and expert capability, enabling us to operate nationally and truly, deliver locally. It is a capability that, notwithstanding pockets of existing activity and cooperation, so far hasn’t been well utilised.

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