Steve Douglas Chief Executive of St Mungo's
Steve Douglas Chief Executive of St Mungo's
Blog

The government has an opportunity to meet its manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping

We need the government to build on the success of ‘everyone in’ and use the Spending Review to invest in services that help prevent further homelessness. 

Steve Douglas CBE, 21 September 2020


Construction site
Construction site
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We’re responding to the proposed planning reforms – and we need your help

We’re pulling together sector-wide responses to the two consultations, and the consultation on changes to the current system, which closes on 1 October, is our most urgent priority. We have strong arguments to make against some of the more difficult proposals – but we need your help to illustrate them.

Duncan Neish, 15 September 2020


Photo of Housing Minister visiting Midland Heart scheme
Photo of Housing Minister visiting Midland Heart scheme
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Influencing government is about storytelling – so let’s help our residents tell their stories

It doesn’t matter where you take an MP as long as there is a good story to tell about the homes you provide and the people that live in them.

Rob Hunter, 11 September 2020


Matthew Walker is CEO of Leeds Federated Housing Association
Matthew Walker is CEO of Leeds Federated Housing Association
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The green agenda is about investing in peoples’ homes and our communities’ futures

We will make a huge mistake if we just think about the green agenda in terms of cost and investment. It’s about peoples’ homes, and our communities’ futures.

Matthew Walker, 10 September 2020


Kerri Farnsworth
Kerri Farnsworth
Blog

What will the long-term impacts of coronavirus be on housing supply?

We’re now seeing the first in-depth reflections on the effect of the pandemic on housing. 

09 September 2020


Photo of Jo Hills who is Director of Assets and Services at Raven Housing Trust
Photo of Jo Hills who is Director of Assets and Services at Raven Housing Trust
Blog

Launching an ambitious decarbonisation plan that meets the needs of our residents

If the UK’s carbon targets are to be met, existing homes will need to be retrofitted and new homes built to meet much tougher standards. But how social landlords will afford to do this work?

Jo Hills, 09 September 2020


Angela Lockwood
Angela Lockwood
Blog

To MP or not to MP

I pledge to do my bit to influence change – will you join me?

Angela Lockwood, 02 September 2020


Richard Blakeway
Richard Blakeway
Blog

How the Housing Ombudsman scheme is changing

We want to establish a positive complaint handling culture and capture learning to improve the experience of all residents.

Richard Blakeway, 01 September 2020


Louise Ansari is Director of Communications and Influencing, Centre for Ageing Better
Louise Ansari is Director of Communications and Influencing, Centre for Ageing Better
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Never has there been a time that more clearly shows us how our homes are at the heart of living well

We need to make sure both exisiting homes are future homes are suitable to living well and ageing better.

Louise Ansari, 28 August 2020


Tricia Grierson (Johnny Johnson Housing)
Tricia Grierson (Johnny Johnson Housing)
Blog

Data is valuable but knowing the people behind the data is what makes an outstanding Independent Living service

The measures Johnnie Johnson Housing put in place to support residents during lockdown helped staff get to know them better.

Tricia Grierson, 27 August 2020