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’.
Authors: Claire Mansfield, Nancy Towers and Ross PhillipsPublished by Social Enterprise, May 2019This research report by Social Enterprise calls for a rethink on how public bodies use social value, and urges them to make it a central part of how local and central...
Author: Paul Hunter Published by The Smith Institute, March 2019 This report follows on from previous research by Paul Hunter, the Institute's director, on poverty in outer London and on housing and low pay in the capital. What makes this report distinctive is its...
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: 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...
James works at Saltworkz, a community café in Haywards Heath, and has been involved with youth work there since 2015.
This report gives five policy and practice recommendations, the combination of which will go some way to avoiding a bleak future if current challenges are not addressed.
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.
Using the experience of Affinity Sutton’s Community Asset Transfer Programme, this toolkit explains how they moved their portfolio of community buildings into long-term local ownership.
To coincide with the one year anniversary of the Localism Act, Acting on Localism: The role of housing associations in driving a community agenda, examines the role of housing associations as actors and catalysts for a vibrant and transformative localism.
A 2001 study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation remains relevant today, providing an overview of how community investment at housing associations occurs, and motivations for community investment, by looking at five case studies from England and Wales.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
If you need help in developing a community investment strategy, measuring your social value or demonstrating the business case for community investment, please contact us.
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