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Who benefits from shared ownership?

by David King - on 16/03/2016

David King looks at the state of shared ownership in the sector and asks whether we know enough about its impact.

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How to cultivate social sustainability during times of change

by Katharine Hibbert - on 16/03/2016

Katharine Hibbert from Dot Dot Dot guest blogs that if building sustainable communities is important for social housing in normal times, it should be even more so during regeneration projects.

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Remembering Mike Wright

by Jane Minter - on 15/03/2016

Jane Minter, Head of Programmes at Care and Repair England writes about HACT's founding Director Mike Wright, who recently passed away.

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Randomised Control Trials: A housing case study

by Maggie Houghton - on 23/02/2016

As HACT launches several Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in the housing sector, Maggie Houghton, Innovation Advisor at Hyde, reflects on their journey to better evidence.

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Setting the mental wellbeing scales

by David King - on 22/02/2016

David King discusses the importance and increasing popularity of the WEMWBS scale, but also looks to what remains to be understood to fully utilise it.

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Could IoT revolutionise building and home insurance?

by Jay Saggar - on 17/02/2016

When we think about connected homes there is a tendency to focus on consumer devices and products that dominate most of the technology press coverage. This could be smart light bulbs that turn on as we approach home- aided by the GPS data generated by our smart phones or the networked fridge that orders you milk when you are running low. However this is only one narrow conception of what IoT can do for us and in the housing context arguably the part that will be slowest to realise.

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Making it easier to produce evidence

by Jim Vine - on 03/02/2016

For a sector that has historically had more experience of case study evidence than evidence of effectiveness, producing this new type of evidence can be daunting. The newly-published Standards of Evidence make it easier to produce evidence by providing a consistent process to follow.

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Randomised controlled trials start: launching housing RCT research

by Jim Vine - on 28/01/2016

As housing associations demand more and better evidence on which to base their decisions, HACT's randomised controlled trials of tenancy sustainment initiatives are getting underway.

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Innovate, but still evaluate and keep it randomised!

by Professor Shaun Treweek - on 26/01/2016

Ahead of the launch of the Standards of Evidence, Professor Shaun Treweek talks about the benefits of Randomised Controlled Trials and how they can be used in the housing sector.

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From a connected home to connected housing

by Jay Saggar - on 19/01/2016

This could be the year in which IoT finally finds its place in the home with business cases becoming sharper and an increasing awareness among housing providers of the potential value connected devices can offer their organisations.

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