Blog: 2020

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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From theory to practice: part 1

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

Over the last three years, HACT has continuously stressed the importance of data standards in social housing – if you’ve seen me speak at conferences, whether IRL or online during this time, you will no doubt have heard me talk about them.

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Understanding resilience in a post-Covid context

by Frances Harkin - on 16/10/2020

HACT is seeking to work with a consortium of partners to begin to develop a conceptual model of resilience and quantify its impact of the sector.

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Learn all about it

by Michael McLaughlin, Social Insight Lead - on 13/10/2020

During August and September, I was involved with a new initiative at HACT. Along with our partner, OSCRE, we wanted to provide social housing organisations with a learning programme that would improve data literacy across social housing organisations.

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The value of partnerships

by Rob Sugden, Head of Communities - on 28/09/2020

One of the recurring themes we’ve heard about over the past six months has been how partnership working has flourished within communities. Whether it’s individuals getting together in mutual aid groups or health officials working in partnership with housing and local government staff, partnerships have come to the fore.

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The value of social housing

by Michael McLaughlin, Social Impact Lead Scotland - on 16/09/2020

Today, we’re proud to join with SFHA and the Scottish social housing sector to celebrate Scottish Housing Day.

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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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