#OperationWifi is a campaign to create the largest open and free to use wireless network that enables people in low-income communities to get online, and is fully supported by the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment. When the first national...
Isolation / loneliness
“The Be Kind fund was created to give all residents somewhere to turn when things got tough.” Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes explains their Be Kind fund.
In this blog, Megan Cannons, Evaluation and Impact Manager, discusses how L&Q has responded to the Covid-19 crisis.
This blog comes from Peter Locke, Head of Communities at North Star, who are based in the North East.
In this blog, Shahanara Akhtar, Employment and Training co-ordinator at Gateway Housing Association, discusses the renewed appreciation for their community investment work from residents and colleagues.
Our blog series, The View From, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Rory Brown, Community Inclusion Assistant, and Ryan Davidson, Community Inclusion Officer, discuss how Govan HA has responded to the...
In this blog, Louise Blackwell and Stuart Hughes at ClwydAlyn Resident discuss how the crisis has enhanced their appreciation for the local voluntary sector in North Wales and brought them closer to their residents.
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.
In this blog, Tanya King, Customer Engagement and Inclusion Manager at Stockport Homes, discusses their support with local food pantries, partnership working and next steps.
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...
Tracey Ellis, Policy and Practice Officer at NIFHA, discusses how its members have been responding to the crisis as well as how to build on and sustain that community resilience.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT. We partner with organisations across the social housing sector to drive value for residents and communities. We do this through insight-led products and services that encourage innovation and foster collaboration.
If you need help developing a community investment strategy, measuring your social value or demonstrating the business case for community investment, we can help make it happen. Get in touch and let’s start the conversation.