Blog: December 2018

Don’t get lost in translation

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive - on 16/12/2018

Later this week, the government is expected to release its ten-year plan for the NHS. Although bearing in mind the political upheavals we witnessed last week, it’s touch and go as to whether this will or will not happen.

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A new funding opportunity

by Barry Malki, Head of Communities - on 10/12/2018

Last week, I attended an interesting event to showcase the Community Impact Partnership, a £3m social investment fund run by Clarion, Peabody L&Q and Orbit. The programme provides an alternative option to traditional models of funding by offering a blend of grants and loan of between £25,000 and £150,000 to community businesses, social enterprises and charities.

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The view from Bristol

by Barry Malki, Head of Communities - on 06/12/2018

We wrapped up our tour of Centre for Excellence Roadshows in Bristol last week, at the rather brilliant Armada Rooms. The conversation was lively with attendees coming from as far apart as Plymouth and Newcastle, and it was nice to see a few familiar faces.

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Focusing on reactive repairs

by Jay Saggar, Digital Lead - on 04/12/2018

Last week, we released version 2.0 of the UK Housing Data Standards. This version is the culmination of four months of hard work from the project team made up of eight housing providers (Coastline, Halton Housing Trust, L&Q, Lewisham Homes, Magna, Metropolitan Thames Valley, Poplar HARCA and Settle) plus OSCRE and HACT.

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