The Centre has been busy setting up geographic networks across England. Here’s an update on what networks have been set up so far, which have held their first meetings, and which networks are soon to be established.
NEWS & VIEWS
The first North West network meeting in Manchester brought together 32 people from 20 different housing associations across the local area. Sarah Kleuter, Centre’s Network Lead for the North West of England, told us about some of the key outcomes.
An interview with Professor Anne Power, Head of LSE Housing and Communities, discussing research into housing and community investment. [video width="640" height="360"...
Employment scheme Wheatley Works is just over a year old and already it has created nearly 800 jobs and training opportunities in Scotland’s most deprived communities. Here’s their story so far.
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?
Last summer, amidst the world cup frenzy, Frances Harkin wrote about the role HACT was playing in building bridges between social housing providers and sports organisations. Here we reflect on her thoughts a few months on.
Here we reflect on HACT Chief Executive Andrew Van Doorn’s blog in which he outlined the third pillar of the Centre for Excellence in Community investment: insight. Originally published in October 2018, his words are still relevant a year on.
We look back at a blog written by Ian Wardle, a member of the Great Places Commission, and Group Chief Executive at Thirteen Group, about the special role Housing Associations can play as organisations in tune with local issues, and how they can contribute to creating ‘great places’.
We take a look back at HACT’s head of social value James Williams wrote a blog on financial stability.
The Centre for Community Investment is celebrating its first birthday. And after one year in operation, there is lots to shout about. Here we take a look back at some of our best blogs this year.
How OCSI have developed quantitative measures to understand left behind communities
As housing associations, we already make a difference day in day out, but could we do more to help the communities we serve?
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