Here’s the latest news, and the latest views about community investment across the UK.
HACT is delighted to announce that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association has signed up to the Board Charter for Community Investment. Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT, said: “We commend Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association for showing...
HACT is delighted to announce that Sovereign Housing Association has signed up to be one of the five core funders of the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment. Steph Harrison, Executive Director Operations and Customer Service, Regenda Group said:...
As of October 2020, we are into Phase 2 of this project. The figures in this second phase are have been expanded and are designed to capture the range of ways that housing associations support their residents. The purpose of these measures is to record...
Camille Yerles, Customer Involvement Officer at The Barnet Group, shares what they’ve been up to since Black Lives Matter.
Our recent event with the Racial Equality Group explored how to take discussions around racial equality within the housing sector, and community investment, forward.
An anthology of stories, statistics and viewpoints that capture how social housing organisations responded to the Covid-19 pandemic across the UK.
In this blog, MTVH’s Director of Community Investment, Jahanara Rajkoomar calls for action across society to address ethnic and racial inequalities.
Connie Jennings, Head of Health and Wellbeing at whg, explains why their organisation are giving out kindness bags this Christmas and beyond.
Our local communities need us more than ever. It’s time to bring generations together to take action, writes InCommon in this guest blog.
This webinar explores the emerging issues for ESG and its connection with community investment.
With ESG becoming an increasingly important issue within housing associations, the spotlight is falling on the role community investment plays in realising the social element of ESG.
This blog, from MTVH, discusses how investing in communities is at the core of their work as a social purpose organisation.
This blog takes a look at the role that United Communities, a local community-based housing association in Bristol, has played in the history of the city’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community.
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.
Between March and June 2020, UK social housing organisations provided almost £1m in financial assistance, provided over 110,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 600,000 welfare calls.
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.
The Mason Mile supports hard to reach communities become more physically active through the delivery of one mile structured and unstructured routes, and has recently partnered with housing associations to do so.
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.
Our blog series, The View From, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Rhys Evans, Community Engagement Manager at Catalyst, discusses their proposed summer programme for young people. Historically,...
The Centre supports the Homes at the Heart campaign
Stephen Burns from Peabody discusses the ways the organisation has responded to the Covid-19 crisis.
Janette Vizard from Bromford discusses the checklist she’s developed for charities looking to remobilise.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
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