Blog: 2014

Lifelong Housing Solutions

by Sue Adams - on 05/12/2014

It’s official. The latest Office for National Statistics figures show that we are living even longer and there is no sign that the upward march is set to reverse any time soon.

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Death to #hashtags - long live innovation

by Matt Leach - on 11/11/2014

As the war between housing’s tech pioneers and traditionalists drones on, housing data geek Matt Leach, chief executive of HACT, explains why the noise on social media will soon become irrelevant.

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Time for technology to radically reshape housing?

by Matt Leach - on 03/11/2014

HACT'S Chief Executive Matt Leach discusses how the next wave of new technology will transform housing on a scale we’ve never seen before.

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Housing on the Right Pathway

by David King - on 31/10/2014

Following on from some roundtable events held at the NHF, our Housing and Health Intern, David King, looks at how we can make better use of pathways.

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A community-driven response to the housing crisis

by Anna Carnegie - on 20/10/2014

As part of her work on HACT's self-help housing project, Housing Intern Anna Carnegie reflects on the success of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme to date. Originally published in New Start Magazine.

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Supporting social prescription

by David King - on 13/10/2014

HACT's Housing Intern David King discusses why housing providers are perfectly placed to help the healthcare sector deliver effective 'social prescriptions' to patients.

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The politics of stigma

by John Coburn - on 10/10/2014

On World Mental Health day, HACT Networks Manager John Coburn blogs on how work by the UK housing sector to combat the stigma of social housing can offer lessons and hope to those tackling other stigmatised issues, and in particular around mental health.

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Bricks and Medicine?

by David King - on 30/09/2014

HACT's new Housing and Health Intern, David King, offers his initial thoughts on unifying housing and health: finding a common language between the two sectors and questioning how they were able to drift so far apart in the first place.

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Ten takeaways from #Housingcamp

by Matt Leach - on 24/09/2014

HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach reflects on the ten main thoughts he took away from this year's #Housingcamp unconference held on the 13 September in London.

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Tenancy management: are terms and conditions the most sustainable solution?

by Anna Carnegie - on 01/09/2014

As the launch of our report with Yarlington and Trafford Housing Trust draws near, Housing Intern Anna Carnegie delves into the debate surrounding conditional tenancies.

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