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Left behind: understanding communities on the edge

by James Williams, Head of Social Impact - on 10/09/2019

How OCSI have developed quantitative measures to understand left behind communities.

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More than a football club

by Billy Holt, Housing Intern - on 07/09/2019

As we celebrate #CommunitiesWeek2019, we look at the impact football clubs have on their local communities.

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Creating great places means sharing resources and power with residents

by Ian Wardle, Group Chief Executive, Thirteen Group, and member of the Great Places Commission - on 13/08/2019

The Great Places Commission came together in 2018 to understand what makes a great place, and consider how housing associations, working with national and local government and other partners, can create thriving and successful places across the North and the Midlands.

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The benefits of green space

by Billy Holt, Housing Intern - on 30/07/2019

Last week, in amongst the headlines about the heatwave, the new Prime Minister and his new cabinet, you might have missed the announcement that London became the world’s first national park city.  

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Thoughts from ‘Implementing the HACT UK Housing Data Standard’

by Neil Tamplin, IT/Digital Delivery Manager, Valleys To Coast - on 26/07/2019

On Tuesday the 16th of July I took a trip to Shoreditch to hear how people were starting to implement the UK Housing Data Standard within their services and products.

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Insights just got better

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 23/07/2019

We’ve made a number of improvements to Community Insight that will help you get the data you need – even quicker and easier than before – to inform decisions and maximise investment in your local community.

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Housing associations and the age of digital!

by Evelyn Williams, Housing Intern - on 23/07/2019

Towards the end of the noughties, I got a job in housing, working as a frontline office for a housing association operating in South West London.

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Care and support data standards: almost here

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer, HACT - on 21/06/2019

On 24 June, the Care and Support Data Standards will be signed off by the housing provider working group before going out to public consultation.

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Learning from history

by Barry Malki, Head of Communities - on 13/03/2019

The Welsh Government’s rent settlement announcement at the beginning of the year was greeted with dismay by many social housing providers in Wales. It has already resulted in many assessing cost-cutting strategies, and may result in a significant reduction in community investment activities by some Welsh housing associations.

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The digital evolution

by Lou Robinson, Programme Director, HACT Talent - on 08/03/2019

National Apprentices week has been full of examples of happy apprentices talking about why an apprenticeship was right for them and satisfied employers extolling the long-term value apprentices bring to their organisation. Long gone are the days when apprentices were seen as cheap labour who could be hired and fired at the whim of the employer.

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