The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment champions and celebrates the importance and impact of community investment across the UK
A dressing up box that teaches primary school children about different roles in housing will soon be piloted at three primary schools in the South West. Could this be a solution to the housing sector’s recruitment problems?
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When you’re talking about your work to someone in a social situation and you mention community investment, how often do you get greeted with a blank stare and non-committal nod?
Published by Peabody, June 2018Peabody, in partnership with the Social Market Foundation (SMF), have been working on the creation of a regular index to track tenants' economic wellbeing and prospects. This report summarises its first key findings. Despite the fact...
Social prescribing: GLA’s next steps
With support from the National Housing Federation, the Commission visited towns and cities across the North and Midlands, meeting housing associations, stakeholders and local residents. Using the learning from this process, the Commission has made ten recommendations.
Authors: Deborah Quilgars, Alison Dyke, Alison Wallace and Sarah WestPublished by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, February 2019This report presents the results of a six-year evaluation of Derwenthorpe, an urban extension of about 500 homes in York, developed by the...
I don’t think there’s ever been a more important or pressing time for housing associations to breathe life into their social purpose and step up to the community plate.
The Welsh Government’s rent settlement announcement at the beginning of the year was greeted with dismay by many social housing providers in Wales. It has already resulted in many assessing cost-cutting strategies, and may result in a significant reduction in community investement activities by some Welsh housing associations.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
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