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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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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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