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How to investigate the bottom line

by Christina Knudsen - on 28/06/2016

As our Community Investment and Bottom Line research project concludes, our Data Scientist Christina Knudsen reflects on the project and the initial key findings.

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Mapping your assets

by David King - on 23/06/2016

HACT's Social Impact Adviser David King talks about how Community Insight can be used to effectively identify and map assets.

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A basic need: affordable housing and mental health

by Ian Bradshaw - on 08/06/2016

In this blog, originally published on the Centre for Mental Health website, Ian Bradshaw reflects on the role of affordable housing for people with mental health problems and presents the findings from two works recently published by the Centre: the ‘More than Shelter’ report and the ‘Briefing 49: a basic need’.

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Are we doing the right thing to help people with Hoarding Disorder?

by Peter Molyneux - on 03/06/2016

Hoarding is now recognised to be one of the most common mental health disorders affecting between 1% and 5% of the adult population. Peter Molyneux, our partner from Common Cause Consulting, invites housing providers to engage in the discussion addressing Hoarding Disorder in a more comprehensive and innovative way.

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Building the case for housing as supporting a good old age

by Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty - on 02/06/2016

The group of researchers from the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London introduce the newly published ’Living well in old age. The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life' report commissioned by HACT on behalf of a group of six social housing providers.

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App-based mapping in housing

by Matt Leach - on 23/05/2016

Taken from May's edition of Housing Technology, our Chief Executive Matt Leach discusses the benefits of online mapping software to the housing sector.

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Value Calculator version 3.0

by David King - on 17/05/2016

Our Social Impact Adviser David King takes a look at the new version of the Value Calculator and explains the new updates and what's to come shortly.

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Results from the Blue Maestro Tempo Pilot

by Jay - on 09/05/2016

For the last 7 months Blue Maestro carried out an extensive pilot of the Tempo Environment Monitor with 10 of the top UK housing associations and the results are in!

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We need to get under the skin of the NHS if we’re going to collaborate

by Andrew van Doorn - on 22/04/2016

Andrew van Doorn, HACT's Deputy Chief Executive, advises Housing Associations about the importance of understanding what drives the delivery of healthcare services and the changing environment in the NHS if they want to engage with health.

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Promoting housing evidence to parliamentarians

by Jim Vine - on 17/03/2016

I was asked by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science to speak at its event last week, aimed at MPs, Peers, and others around Westminster and Whitehall. The meeting was looking at the subject of housing, with a particular focus on housing for young people. Below is a lightly edited copy of the text of my speaking notes.

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