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.
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.
We take a look back at HACT’s head of social value James Williams wrote a blog on financial stability.
Published by Shelter, January 2019This is the landmark report from housing and homeless charity Shelter’s commission on the future of social housing.In January 2018, Shelter brought together 16 commissioners from across the political spectrum, different backgrounds...
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: Mark Wilding, Katy Jones, Philip Martin and Lisa ScullionPublished by Give us a Chance and University of SalfordThe research involved a mixed-methods approach and was carried out in three key phases:Phase 1: Initial consultation and review of...
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...
Recommending a series of actions that the housing sector in Scotland should take in order to improve resident engagement.
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