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Strength in diversity

Strength in diversity

9 April 2018

Cym D’Souza, Chief Executive, Arawak Walton and Chair, BMENational, and Raj Patel, Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network
We need to recognise the moral and business case for bringing diversity back to our governance, work force and residents.

Tagged with: Guest blog, Member blog

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

Tagged with: Guest blog

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.

Tagged with: Devolution, Guest blog,

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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