This series of briefings address significant issues that are emerging in the UK as a result of Covid-19 that impact on the work of community investment. In each one, we have brought together available evidence to help you think about and plan future...
Financial literacy / capability
Between March and May 2020, social housing organisations provided almost £500,000 in financial assistance, made almost half a million welfare calls and identified just over 175,000 vulnerable residents.
Research: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Tenants, Rent Collection and Perceptions of Social Housing
Michael Marshall, who is undertaking a PhD at the University of Sheffield on the topic of welfare reform and social housing, answers our questions on what his research could tell community investment teams.
We take a look back at HACT’s head of social value James Williams wrote a blog on financial stability.
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.
This White Paper from Orbit Group and Fairbanking explains how Orbit Group is helping its customers take control of their finances.
The evaluation of the DOSH programme is based on answering the following question: is digital support, therapeutic mentoring or a combination of these elements more effective in improving the financial capability of A2Dominion residents?
Author: Damon GibbonsPublished by Centre for Responsible Credit, June 2018The Supported Rent Flexibility project was devised by the Centre for Responsible Credit, Well Thought Ltd., and Optivo Housing Association and delivered from January 2017 to March 2018. A group...
With the support of the National Housing Federation, RSA Inclusive Growth Commission identified five practical ways to make local economies across the UK more prosperous and inclusive. They explored what roles housing providers currently play and what they can do to support inclusive growth.
Working with members and other partners, the NHF developed this guide to help housing associations to step up a gear in promoting financial inclusion. It is designed to assist busy social housing staff to find creative new ways of helping tenants to manage their money.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
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