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Data with destiny

by Stuart Macdonald - on 31/03/2014

Stuart Macdonald from See Media says that after working with HACT on their 'Housing Big Data' project, there is huge untapped potential to be taken advantage of.

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Fresh thinking on social impact

by Lizzie Trotter - on 31/03/2014

HACT's Social Impact Measurement Adviser Lizzie Trotter comments on the big step forward HACT has made to social impact measurement in the UK housing sector.

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The return of the machine for living

by Matt Leach - on 24/03/2014

Data and advancing technology has the potential to dramatically improve the wellbeing of those living in social housing. HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach comments in the latest edition of Housing Technology that HACT is at the forefront of some exciting developments.

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Platform for housing: doing it right once VS wrong many times

by Richard Sage - on 05/03/2014

A challenge to the sector from Richard Sage, an enterprise architect working in housing.

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It’s tough, so let’s get thinking

by John Coburn - on 26/02/2014

John Coburn, Networks Manager at HACT sets out the challenges facing the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods and asks the housing sector to be heard in the political battle ahead.

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The fight for social housing

by Tom Murtha - on 13/02/2014

The HCA Prospectus marks another milestone in the slow death of social housing, but the sector must fight to defend it, says HACT's Chair Tom Murtha

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Housing’s engagement with health needs to change – and the revolution starts here!

by Andrew van Doorn - on 06/02/2014

With the recent launch of HACT’s Mental Health and Housing Development Programme, Andrew van Doorn, Deputy CEO at HACT, unearths the hard truths about the housing sectors' engagement with the NHS.

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Time for housing to back a basic income?

by Matt Leach - on 15/01/2014

Following the controversial broadcast of Channel 4's Benefit Street, HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach wonders if the UK housing sector could help drive the discussion on alternative solutions for the welfare state.

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Does it make sense to stop the Census?

by Jim Vine - on 11/12/2013

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has opened up a consultation period to see if the 2011 Census should in fact be the last. The alternative option they present for future data gathering will not be able to deliver statistics down to the same fine-grained geographies that the current Census delivers. Our Community Insight mapping programme relies on detailed open data sources to help housing providers better target services in their communities. We have responded to the ONS with reasons why the Census needs to continue for the benefit of UK housing sector.

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Huge new functionality upgrades planned as Community Insight enters second year

by Matt Leach - on 13/11/2013

After a very successful first year, HACT's Chief Executive Matt Leach gives a first look at the new upgrades to be added Community Insight in 2014.

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