Blog: 2018

The second pillar of excellence: Innovate

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive - on 15/10/2018

Looking at the second pillar of the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment: innovate.

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The first pillar of excellence: Influence

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive - on 13/10/2018

Influence is one of the key functions of the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment: that it will provide a platform to champion the importance and impact of community investment across the UK.

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Setting the standard

by Matthew Grenier - on 28/09/2018

In a basement room in an office building just off London’s Old Street, twelve people are busy discussing repairs authorisation processes. It’s not, you might think, a particularly enthralling topic. Nonetheless, it’s a discussion that will impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of social housing tenants.

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Easing the worries

by James Williams - on 24/09/2018

By using the UK social value bank and using its recommended questions to understand of the impact of financial circumstances on wellbeing, we may then be able to get to the source of a problem

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Sport and housing

by Frances Harkin - on 16/07/2018

Sport and physical activity plays a key role in people’s lives: you only have to look at the frenzy surrounding the World Cup in Russia to see the significance people place on sporting activity and the events surrounding them.

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Back to the future: redux

by Andrew van Doorn - on 05/07/2018

After working across housing and health for over a decade, one piece of advice I’ve given to numerous housing association executives is that these relationships take time and commitment: bringing housing and health back together again won’t happen overnight.

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Back to the future: part 3

by Andrew van Doorn - on 04/07/2018

Another opportunity for closer collaboration between housing associations and the NHS is in new models and pathways of care.

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Back to the future: part 2

by Andrew van Doorn - on 03/07/2018

Like all public services, the NHS is having to deliver services with fewer resources, at a time of unprecedented demand. Consequently, the sustainability of decades of public investment is being put at risk.

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Back to the future part 1

by Andrew van Doorn - on 02/07/2018

This week, as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, the focus will be on the current state of our health service and the great staff who work for it. What, though, does the anniversary signal for housing, and its relationship with health?

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Squaring the circle

by James Williams - on 28/06/2018

Our social value tools are helping leading developers to maximise their social value, and demonstrably deliver on their social purpose, so they can achieve their business and their social outcomes.

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