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HACT and techUK event spurs technology community to build for social housing


Utilising new technology to develop solutions to address real world problems.

HACT CEO to join Local Trust


Matt Leach, CEO of housing ideas and innovation agency HACT has announced his departure from the organisation to join £200m community development funder Local Trust.  HACT have confirmed that he will be replaced by his deputy, Andrew van Doorn.

New Board members for HACT housing ideas and innovation agency


Paul Jameson, Director of Procurement at Genesis, and Nick Atkin, CEO of Halton Housing Trust, were announced today as new board members of housing association ideas and innovation agency HACT.

CEO of North Herts Homes takes over as HACT Chair as Tom Murtha steps down to focus on campaigning for social housing


Gavin Cansfield, CEO of North Hertfordshire Homes, was confirmed today as Chair of housing innovation agency HACT, replacing former Midland Heart CEO Tom Murtha, who has stood down after five years in post.

New toolkit promises to revolutionise future management of community centres


Affinity Sutton has developed an innovative approach to maximise the potential of its community centres. Its Community Asset Transfer strategy is helping Affinity Sutton build the capacity of local organisations to drive forward thriving and sustainable centres - creating significant benefits for the local residents which they serve.

New impact values of homelessness on wellbeing released


New values launched this week by HACT and Simetrica demonstrate the human cost of homelessness, placing monetary values on the massive uplift in wellbeing and happiness created when moving people from street homelessness into secure housing.

Partners launch 2015/16 Action Plan for more integrated working between housing and health


The 2015/16 Action Plan establishes a set of commitments across the sectors to build an integrated agenda to improve health through the home.

Community Insight launching in Scotland!


Our popular GIS-powered software is launching on 13 August!

Report values landlords' health outcomes for tenants


An innovative project coordinated by HACT aims to put monetary values on the health benefits to tenants of housing association work has released its first findings.

HACT and the SROI release joint linkages paper


The SROI Network (soon to be Social Value UK) and HACT are very pleased to publish a ‘linkages paper’ that sets out the relationship between Social Return on Investment (SROI) and HACT’s Social Value Bank (and accompanying tools the Value Calculator and Value Insight).