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What works in helping tenants into work? Let’s find out together

by Brian Robson is Policy & Research Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation - on 21/06/2017

Landlords increasingly offer employment support to tenants – but if we’re to avoid wasting their time and money, that needs to be underpinned by the best possible evidence. Brian Robson from JRF explains more about a new partnership between HACT and JRF that aims to assemble this evidence base.

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Innovative sport and physical activity interventions

by Dean Ashton - on 09/05/2017

Within the housing sector, the role that sport and physical activity interventions can play in engaging and improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people is increasingly being recognised.

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A roundup of the latest data updates in Community Insight!

by OCSI - on 09/05/2017

The latest news directly from our Community Insight partners.

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A brand new suite of indicators on housing affordability

by OCSI - on 26/04/2017

Housing affordability is a key issue affecting communities across the county. Being able to understand housing affordability, accurately and at a local level is incredibly valuable.

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What is the Social Purpose of housing now?

by Andrew van Doorn - on 06/04/2017

Being clear about our social purpose is now more important than ever. Andrew van Doorn talks about what social purpose actually means and why it needs to be in bedded in your wider organisational strategy.

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Creating impact through community investment: wellbeing, life-skills training and employment initiatives

by Simon Underwood - on 17/01/2017

Ahead of the next Community Investment seminar, Simon Underwood, Director at Social Regeneration Consultants discusses the need to find more integrated solutions to current community investment activities

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Is Housing Really Ready to Go Digital? HACT’s digital housing programme for 2017

by Matt Leach - on 07/12/2016

Over the last week, I’ve been blogging about how housing needs to radically change its approach to going digital.  On Monday, I blogged about the five main failure points in UK housing’s approach to going digital.  On Tuesday, I focused on the three main barriers to change and how we overcome them.  On Wednesday, I asked the question quite how far housing businesses can go in digitally transforming themselves in 2017.  Yesterday I set out the key changes that need to happen if housing is to truly go digital in 2017 and launched HACT’s digital on board governance initiative, in partnership with TechUK and Hannington Tame.

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Is Housing Really Ready to Go Digital? How far could digital housing providers go? And what needs to put in place to get there?

by Matt Leach - on 07/12/2016

Over the course of this week, I’ve been blogging about how housing needs to radically change its approach to going digital.  On Monday, I blogged about the five main failure points in UK housing’s approach to going digital.  Yesterday, I focused on the three main barriers to change and how we overcome them.  Today, I look at how far housing businesses can go in digitally transforming themselves in 2017. 

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Is Housing Really Ready to Go Digital? Three major barriers to change

by Matt Leach - on 06/12/2016

Yesterday, I blogged about the five main failure points in UK housing’s approach to going digital.  Today, I’m focusing on the three main barriers to change.  Over the rest of the week, I’ll be be setting out a manifesto for sector-wide change, explaining how housing businesses can rise to the challenge and digitally transform itself in 2017. 

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