Blog: April 2020

Why hope matters now, more than ever

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT - on 29/04/2020

Over the last six weeks, we’ve been talking with colleagues from over a hundred housing associations 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 medicine and other essential supplies. Now, those conversations are changing.

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The need for a data culture with standards at its heart

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Events and Communications Officer - on 23/04/2020

Data has been crucial to how the housing sector has been able respond to this crisis. How it plans and manages crises in the future will also depend on creating robust and long lasting data cultures.

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Our journey through crisis

by Mick Kain, Organisational Facilitator, Trainer and Coach - on 14/04/2020

Following on from his short blog post last week, Mick elaborates on the crisis curve.

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Time to find your partners

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT - on 14/04/2020

We had a number of conversations last week with community investment professionals about the role of local community hubs and local resilience networks, so we thought we’d share what we know about them, as well as how partnering is becoming the modus operandi.

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New functionality on Community Insight

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright - on 09/04/2020

The need for business intelligence has never been so critical. The new functionality added to Community Insight, including the option to upload your own stock, might just help you reach the answers that you’re looking for and help you target local need.

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Understanding the crisis you're in

by Mick Kain, Organisational Facilitator, Trainer and Coach - on 06/04/2020

There’s an analogy I used to share when talking to people about how to deal with a crisis: if I accidentally set fire to my wastepaper bin, for me, that would be a crisis. My attention would focus solely on the fire. I know I don’t want it to spread, but, unused to dealing with fires, I wouldn’t be able to decide whether I should get some water to put it out or move the bin out of the room. The crisis would put my head into a spin.

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