New year, new standards


As well as welcoming another 15 partners to the Data Standards project, we’ve also started work on version 3.0, which will focus on three areas: care and support; planned maintenance; and income and service charge collection.

“We’re delighted that housing associations from across the Greater Manchester Group have signed up to take part in the development of the UK Housing Data Standard,” said Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive of HACT. “Collectively, they will focus on the care and support data standard. Their involvement also reiterates the value of housing associations working together and sharing information in order to improve services across the region.”

“Later this month,” she added, “we are excited to be hosting the official launch of version 2.0 of the UK Housing Data Standards, with our partners OSCRE. This will be an opportunity for housing associations to find out more about the new reactive repairs data standards, how it is being used by partners, and to have the opportunity to meet with and discuss implementation opportunities with a number of leading software providers and contractors.”

Housing associations from the Greater Manchester region involved in the development of the care and support data standard include Arawak Walton, Bolton at Home, Forviva, Great Places, Irwell Valley, Johnnie Johnson, Mosscare St Vincent, Northwards Housing, One Manchester, Trafford Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing. Others, including Hyde and L&Q and MTVH, will be working on either the planned maintenance or income and service charge data standards. We also welcome CHP to the data standards project and will be working with them on a number of business transformation and service improvement activities.

There are still opportunities for housing associations to get involved in the development of each of these new areas.

OSCRE has been instrumental in the development of the UK Housing Data Standards and is an internationally recognised sector leader. Its data model includes 90 use cases, as well as seven core real estate functions. The UK Housing Data Standards have been developed as a collaboration between HACT and OSCRE. Version 1.0 of the data standards included the voids and allocation process, and core customer data. These are included within the latest version of the UK Housing Data Standards.

The new Standards include M3 NHF code lists which are provided thanks to M3 Housing.

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Notes to editors:

Housing associations who have signed up to develop version 2.0 and version 3.0 of the UK Housing Data Standard:

  • Arawak Walton
  • Bolton at Home
  • CHP
  • Coastline
  • Forviva
  • Great Places
  • Halton
  • Hyde Housing
  • Irwell Valley
  • Jigsaw
  • Johnnie Johnson
  • L&Q
  • Lewisham Homes
  • Magna Housing
  • Metropolitan Thames Valley
  • Mosscare St Vincent
  • Northward
  • One Manchester
  • Poplar HARCA
  • Settle
  • Trafford Housing Trust
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing

Project partners:

  • Housemark
  • M3 Housing
  • Pilon

Housing associations and project partners involved in version 1.0 of the UK Housing Data Standard:

  • Aareon
  • Accent Group
  • ACIS Group
  • Arawak Walton
  • Bromford
  • Catalyst
  • Clanmil
  • Coastline
  • Equity Housing
  • Golding Homes
  • LB Hackney
  • Halton
  • Hanover
  • Linc
  • L&Q
  • One Manchester
  • Optivo
  • Orbit
  • Origin
  • Pilon
  • Riverside
  • SYHA
  • Thames Valley Housing
  • Together Housing
  • Wales & West
  • WM Housing Group
  • Yorkshire Coast Homes
  • Yorkshire Housing
  • Waterloo Housing Group