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Board member in the spotlight  Grainne Heselwood

Board member in the spotlight Grainne Heselwood

10 October 2019

Grainne Heselwood, Chair of Salix Homes
Grainne Heselwood, Chair of Salix Homes, describes her experience as a housing association chair, and offers advice on ensuring you have the right skills on your board and you’re prepared for the challenges ahead. Grainne also chairs our Board Member National Group, which guides and supports the Federation’s work for housing association board members.

Tagged with: Guest blog

How you can support #HousingDay 2019

How you can support #HousingDay 2019

7 October 2019

Leslie Channon is the organiser of #HousingDay
#HousingDay – an annual celebration of the important role housing associations play in society – is an opportunity for you to highlight the excellent work you do, and the many and various ways you’re making things better for everybody.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Guest blog

Together with Tenants – involving tenants with disabilities and long-term mental health conditions

Together with Tenants – involving tenants with disabilities and long-term mental health conditions

25 September 2019

Ian Gilders – Director of Housing at Advance Housing and Support Ltd
Housing associations are customer service organisations with a social purpose. As such, there is not much that is more important than ensuring tenants have their voices heard and that their views are sought and acted on. This is happening across the housing association community, under the framework of Together with Tenants.

Tagged with: Together with Tenants, Member blog

Are you prepared for Gas Safety Week 2019?

Are you prepared for Gas Safety Week 2019?

9 September 2019

Scott Darroch is Head of Strategic Communications and Engagement at Gas Safe Register
Gas Safety Week (16-22 September 2019) sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tagged with: Building and fire safety, Guest blog

If you want a great place to live, come to a housing association

If you want a great place to live, come to a housing association

2 August 2019

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
At the Federation, we talk about ‘homes’ not ‘housing units’. Housing associations do so much more than build houses. They create places and communities where people want to live, the facilities and opportunities to help them thrive, and the green spaces and community groups that give people a sense of pride and belonging for the place they live.

Tagged with: Investing in communities, Regeneration, Kate Henderson's blog,

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