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Recovery and reset - the role of social housing in place

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT - on 13/07/2020

Over the last three months, we’ve been talking with colleagues from social housing organisations across the UK on a regular basis. Initially, those discussions were focused on identifying vulnerable residents and the best ways of organising the distribution of food and get support to our residents and communities.

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The road to recovery

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive, HACT - on 23/06/2020

For many within the social housing sector, the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity.

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How will data play a part in the Building a Safer Future regime?

by Rebecca Rees, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP - on 19/06/2020

Trowers supports the development of the UK Housing Data Standard.

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Opportunities for health housing

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT - on 15/06/2020

This comment piece was originally published in 24Housing on 23 September 2019

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The Smart Social Home

by Rowley Maggs, SmartRent - on 26/05/2020

The notion of a smart home may sound futuristic; however, home automation is becoming more common and already improving the homeowner experience by enabling access control, climate management, lighting, and the emerging benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) that automate tasks normally handled by humans.

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Mental health and social housing: responding to the current crisis

by Will Howard, housing and health officer, HACT - on 21/05/2020

It will come as no surprise to those who’ve been keeping up with the news, working on the frontlines with residents, or even just listening to friends, colleagues and family, that the current period of crisis and lockdown is having a significant impact on the mental health of the UK population.

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Understanding the impact of covid-19 through research

by Frances Harkin - on 12/05/2020

While coronavirus, lockdown and social distancing have forced us to adapt as organisations, it is still vital that we remain research focused. HACT are eager to work with the sector to understand what the impacts have been, and will continue to be in the longer term.

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Why hope matters now, more than ever

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT - on 29/04/2020

Over the last six weeks, we’ve been talking with colleagues from over a hundred housing associations across the UK on a regular basis. Initially, those discussions were focused on identifying vulnerable residents and the best ways of organising the distribution of food and medicine and other essential supplies. Now, those conversations are changing.

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The need for a data culture with standards at its heart

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Events and Communications Officer - on 23/04/2020

Data has been crucial to how the housing sector has been able respond to this crisis. How it plans and manages crises in the future will also depend on creating robust and long lasting data cultures.

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Our journey through crisis

by Mick Kain, Organisational Facilitator, Trainer and Coach - on 14/04/2020

Following on from his short blog post last week, Mick elaborates on the crisis curve.

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