Blog: May 2020

The Smart Social Home

by Rowley Maggs, SmartRent - on 26/05/2020

The notion of a smart home may sound futuristic; however, home automation is becoming more common and already improving the homeowner experience by enabling access control, climate management, lighting, and the emerging benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) that automate tasks normally handled by humans.

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Mental health and social housing: responding to the current crisis

by Will Howard, housing and health officer, HACT - on 21/05/2020

It will come as no surprise to those who’ve been keeping up with the news, working on the frontlines with residents, or even just listening to friends, colleagues and family, that the current period of crisis and lockdown is having a significant impact on the mental health of the UK population.

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Understanding the impact of covid-19 through research

by Frances Harkin - on 12/05/2020

While coronavirus, lockdown and social distancing have forced us to adapt as organisations, it is still vital that we remain research focused. HACT are eager to work with the sector to understand what the impacts have been, and will continue to be in the longer term.

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