Blog: 2019

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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The power of social value

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 07/02/2019

Leeds was the venue yesterday for our fifth annual social value conference, held jointly with the Northern Housing Consortium.

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The making of a movement

by Jay Saggar, Digital Lead - on 01/02/2019

48 hours after the event, and we’re still buzzing with excitement. The launch of version 2.0 of HACT’s UK Housing Data Standard was full of insights, optimism and engagement.

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The integration challenge

by Peter Molyneux, Common Cause Consulting - on 28/01/2019

“The NHS and our partners will be moving to create Integrated Care Systems everywhere by April 2021… ICSs bring together local organisations in a pragmatic and practical way to deliver the trip integration of primary and specialist care, physical and mental health services, and health with social care.” (NHS Long Term Plan, p10, 2019)

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Hello from the other side!

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 22/01/2019

Anyone who knows me will probably agree the last thing I need is more caffeine, but coming out the other side after a year on maternity leave, there are few things better than catching up with the HACT team over lots of coffee!

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Five years on

by James Williams, Head of Social Impact - on 11/01/2019

Next month, the fifth annual social value conference will be held in Leeds, hosted by HACT and the Northern Housing Consortium. Against a backdrop of continuing political uncertainty and economic austerity, the conference is an opportunity to hear about the latest developments in social value.

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