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Measuring resilience

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 15/02/2021

HACT is working with settle, Sovereign and whg to create an innovative framework for understanding and measuring the resilience of social housing residents. We are inviting the wider sector to contribute towards the development of a common definition and measurement approach.

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“We want everyone to have a voice”

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright - on 05/02/2021

Camille Yerles, Customer Involvement Officer at The Barnet Group, shares what they’ve been up to since Black Lives Matter.

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7 reasons why the census data is still relevant

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 06/01/2021

Census data is critical to Community Insight and as soon as the new census is released, we will be uploading its data to the system. However, in the absence of new data, the 2011 census is still useful.

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With thanks to our Board

by Jacqui Bateson, Managing Director - on 10/12/2020

What a difference a year makes! This time last year, we were busy developing plans for HACT’s 60th birthday celebrations. In February, we hosted a Board awayday where we shared our plans and were given illuminating and insightful feedback from our Board.

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ESG and community investment webinar

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 10/11/2020

On 5 November the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment hosted a webinar on ESG and community investment. Speakers from across the social housing sector came together to discuss the challenges facing housing associations as they seek to demonstrate the social impact of their community investment work.

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Validating opportunities for improving repairs and maintenance services

by Jo Oliveira, Unboxed - on 10/11/2020

How can social housing organisations use the principles and practices of resident-centred approaches to improve repairs and maintenance? That’s the question that Unboxed, a service design and digital product development agency, will be discussing with a limited number of delegates at a HACT-hosted workshop on 19 November.

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Targeting resources with Community Insight

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 05/11/2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed many news challenges to housing providers. Not least has been the question of how to know which local areas will be the most vulnerable to the impacts of the pandemic, and where to target resources to have the most meaningful impact.

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The value of community investment for ESG in social housing

by Andrew van Doorn - on 29/10/2020

With Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) becoming an increasingly important issue within housing associations, the spotlight is falling on the role community investment plays in realising the social element of ESG.

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Time to be bold and get involved

by Andrew van Doorn - on 21/10/2020

Over the past seven months, social housing organisations have played a significant role in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has included providing practical support to their residents and linking them to the other services available locally. Now in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic, it will be critical for social housing providers to be bold in their approach.

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From theory to practice: part 2

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer - on 19/10/2020

“We know that data standards are the right idea. The issue is how to make them work in practice.”

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