Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the third blog in the series, Matthew Buckham, Communities Director at Sovereign, discusses their strategy to helping residents.
Health and wellbeing
Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the first in the series, Julie Haywood, Director of Community Investment at whg, discusses their priorities.
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic affecting communities across the world, HACT’s Social Insight Lead in Scotland, Michael McLaughlin, discusses questions around sharing of personal details.
Breathing Space, which teaches Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBA) to help people look after their mental health, is now offering concessionary rates to public sector workers.
A guest blog by Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, on the social value of sports.
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.
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.
Mental health problems are the most common health issue among Citizens Advice clients, impacting 89,410 clients last year. Previous research found people with mental health problems are more likely to struggle with essential services, and support offered by providers is inadequate.
This report assesses the barriers to employment and the impact of rent fluctuations and housing benefit.
This report identifies the elements of high-quality and innovative practice in the provision of home adaptations for older people. It highlights practical examples of local areas that are organising and delivering adaptations effectively.
Following on from Family Mosaic’s Health Begins at Home project, this report is based on Peabody’s follow-up research project that looked at how to deliver a cost-effective housing support services, improve people’s self-care, and work with other agencies to deliver a coordinated response to the needs of residents with health and support requirements.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
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