HAYN Network: What has been happening?

HAYN Network: What has been happening? The Housing Associations Youth Network (HAYN) exists to work with and for young people aged 11-25 that live in and around our communities. It is a peer network of youth focused representatives from the social housing sector. The...
New Skills Academy – Tackling the challenge of scalable upskilling as part of a HA community investment programme

New Skills Academy – Tackling the challenge of scalable upskilling as part of a HA community investment programme

PWC recently ran a poll of 4,000 people who cited their lack of relevant skills as their biggest barrier to success and social mobility. Housing Associations have been focused on how to address this need for accessible and engaging upskilling for some time. However, the challenge has been in finding a scalable solution given the resources constraints experienced by most HA community investment teams.

Housing crisis is damaging young people’s mental health and diminishing life choices

Housing crisis is damaging young people’s mental health and diminishing life choices

A new report released today reveals that bleak housing prospects are significantly damaging the mental health of young people in the UK. The housing crisis is also negatively impacting their life choices, according to research commissioned by leading housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), which today called for decision makers and developers to urgently tackle the issue or risk a generation resigned to housing insecurity.