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Housing and Health – How can we achieve real integration?

by Tom Allen - on 27/05/2015

Preventative health strategies could be a unique role for housing providers wishing to integrate more with the health sector. HACT's Housing and Health Intern Tom Allen discusses how the housing sector needs to start addressing the health requirements of their customers.

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Why should Value for Money include social value?

by David King - on 15/05/2015

A year on from the release of the Social Value Bank, housing providers are preparing to include in their Value for Money statements, initial attempts to apply the HACT social values to their community investment activity. Needless to say some very large numbers have been calculated which may attract questions, in particular from those who aren't familiar with wellbeing measurement and social value.

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Supporting Children & Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – can housing do more?

by Paula Lavis and Andrew van Doorn - on 15/05/2015

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Paula Lavis from the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, and Andrew van Doorn from HACT, ask how Housing Associations can engage with the mental health issues of their younger customers.

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Building evidence into housing

by Tom Allen - on 06/05/2015

Following our Groups 4 Health training, our housing and health intern Tom Allen considers the challenge of putting evidence into practice.

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Connected Home Consortium x LSBU Housing Hackathon

by Jay Saggar - on 05/05/2015

After participating in this jointly organised event, our Connected Homes Consortium Officer Jay Saggar comments on the session.

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Finding common ground in community investment

by David Janner-Klausner - on 28/04/2015

David Janner-Klausner, ‎Business Development Director at Commonplace talks about how their product brings a new element of community engagement to local investment decisions.

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Exploring the evidence

by William Howard - on 27/04/2015

Bringing standards of evidence into the housing sector should not be seen as a challenge, but an opportunity. HACT's Housing Intern William Howard comments that housing providers need to look to other sectors to ensure that they don't get left behind.

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A Connected Home

by Matt Leach - on 22/04/2015

The Internet of Things is going to change how we live our lives. HACT's Chief Executive comments on how it can revolutionise the housing sector.

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Digital dark ages

by Matt Leach - on 20/04/2015

Too much of the UK housing sector is way behind the curve on digital advancement and should be collecting relevant data more routinely and extensively. HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach comments to Inside Housing.

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve got a service that works

by Jim Vine - on 01/04/2015

A lack of evidence of what works is problematic in all areas of housing providers’ activities. But it becomes a particular constraint when we are looking to work with health-related sectors, where people are used to making decisions informed by robust evidence.

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