Cym D'Souza
Cym D'Souza
Blog

Why it’s so important to encourage your minority ethnic tenants to complete the 2021 Census

If ever there was a more meaningful time to promote the completion of the national Census, then it is now, in 2021, when inequality is so high on the agenda.

Cym D'Souza, 26 February 2021


Lucy Grove
Lucy Grove
Blog

The Homes at the heart campaign shows there is a new coalition of support for social housing

The campaign was a huge success thanks to everyone who helped make the case.

Lucy Grove, 24 February 2021


Hattie Llewelyn-Davies_PA Housing
Hattie Llewelyn-Davies_PA Housing
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How the Naumann Initiative is changing lives

Having a place to call home is crucial ­– but couple that with secure employment and a chance to learn and progress, that’s how you really offer someone a future.

Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, 23 February 2021


Gonzalo blog image
Gonzalo blog image
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Unlocking brownfield sites through 'PropTech': a solution to the housing crisis?

There’s enough readily available brownfield land to deliver over 1m homes, so why are we not building the homes we need? Combining technology with new business models has the potential to completely restructure and evolve our industry.

Gonzalo Marquesini, 11 February 2021


Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson
Blog

Reflections over a year of coronavirus

The work that has been done over the past year is a huge testament to how much can be achieved when we work together.

Kate Henderson, 05 February 2021


Althea Efunshile is Chair of Metropolitan Thames Valley
Althea Efunshile is Chair of Metropolitan Thames Valley
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Putting residents’ voices at the heart of decision-making

Bringing the voices of residents from all tenures, regions and life experiences into conversations about the direction of our organisations, and the sector as a whole, gives me hope for the future.

Althea Efunshile CBE, 04 February 2021


Wimbish, in Essex. Completed in 2011, this was both Hastoe’s and the UK’s first certified Passivhaus development.
Wimbish, in Essex. Completed in 2011, this was both Hastoe’s and the UK’s first certified Passivhaus development.
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What’s next for the Future Homes Standard

Even though the challenges ahead are significant, the benefits are huge: warmer homes, cheaper fuel bills, healthier and happier residents, greener communities and a better planet.

Catherine Ryder, 02 February 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


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


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