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Update

Planning for the Future consultation – an update from MHCLG

Ahead of publishing its consultation response in the spring, the government has advised that any policy changes and reforms arising from the Planning for the Future proposals will take time to implement, and that planners should not delay their delivery of local plans.

15 January 2021


Photograph of Alan Boddy, Executive Director of Housing and Operations at Livin
Photograph of Alan Boddy, Executive Director of Housing and Operations at Livin
Blog

To meet the UK’s targets for carbon emissions, we need long-term certainty for retrofit

The social housing sector is well placed to deliver retrofit at volume but the scale of the task ahead poses new challenges, notably the shortfall in long-term funding.

Alan Boddy, 12 January 2021


Lady looking out of a window from her home
Lady looking out of a window from her home
Update

Coronavirus guidance for supported housing providers

This summary covers shielding, infection control and hospital discharge.

04 January 2021


Fire door sign on white door
Fire door sign on white door
Response

Response to the Daily Mail's cladding campaign

The Daily Mail has launched a campaign to support leaseholders affected by cladding issues. Please see our response below as we support their campaign.

04 January 2021


Winnie's 100th birthday do.jpg
Winnie's 100th birthday do.jpg
Blog

2020 illustrated the importance of investment in vital independent living

It’s been a really tough year and still I can look back fondly on the way we rose to the Covid-19 challenges in Silva Homes’ independent living schemes.

Dasos Christou, 22 December 2020


Big Ben with the E.U. flag
Big Ben with the E.U. flag
Update

Roundtable of the Brexit Business Taskforce

As the government prepares for the UK's exit from the European Union on 31 December 2020, the NHF has been raising with ministers, the potential implications of Brexit on housing associations. 

17 December 2020


Sign on fire door
Sign on fire door
Update

Building Safety Fund deadline extended

The government has extended the deadline for claiming from the Building Safety Fund.

17 December 2020


Homelessness
Homelessness
Update

Lessons learned from the Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme roundtables

We held two roundtable sessions for over 60 of our housing association members to feedback on their experience of bidding into the 2020/21 Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme (RSAP).

16 December 2020


Higher Shippon in Cheriton Bishop, Devon. Completed in 2019 and built to A.E.C.B. standard.
Higher Shippon in Cheriton Bishop, Devon. Completed in 2019 and built to A.E.C.B. standard.
Update

What the Energy White Paper means for housing associations

On Monday 14 December, the government published its long-awaited Energy White Paper ‘Powering our Net Zero Future’.

16 December 2020


Claire Hardwick
Claire Hardwick
Blog

A winter like no other – how we’re limiting the spread of coronavirus across our services

How we’re limiting the spread of coronavirus across our supported housing and care services.

Claire Hardwick, 16 December 2020


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