Data Self-assessment tool

Understand your organisation’s readiness to become data-driven


Accessed via HACT’s online platform’s digital channel, the free tool takes you through a series of simple questions so you can gain an understanding of your organisation’s current use, management and level of control and provides a personal action plan to transform and optimise your use of data.


The questions and action plan focus on the key areas of; Strategy, culture, process, systems, customers and assurance. 


Access the tool here within the digital channel.

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Why you need to be data-led

From further requirements to provide data on damp and mould, to the golden thread of building safety, there is a real and increasing need for social housing organisations to be data led.


Without good, assured data; you won’t know whether you’re compliant with regulations or meeting performance targets. It impacts every aspect of your organisation and is the driver for decision making and delivering services and support to your residents


Embarking on data transformation can be overwhelming particularly if not undertaken strategically. The first step is often looking at what you have already and where you need to get to – so now’s the time to start.  

Accessible via the HACT Platform

Log in to the platform and head to the digital channel from the homepage

Select the self assessment tool and complete the simple questions

Receive your personalised action plan

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UK Housing Data Standards

The HACT UK Housing Data Standards play a crucial role in being a data-led housing association.


Developed in 2018 with the support of over 70 organisations, the Data Standards are the overarching principles of a data architecture which enable us to describe data components and processes uniformly.


Implementing or maximising your use of the data standards will enable your organisation to successfully be data-led now and in the future.



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Digital and Data Services

The UK Housing Data Standards provide your organisation with a long term and sustainable tool to successfully embed effective data across your organisation. Our services support the development and implementation specifically for your organisation. Implementing the UKHDS is a transformational activity, and HACT’s experience, expertise and insight from developing the standards and, our experience in supporting housing associations with implementation, can help you through.


What does the data currently look like in your organisation?

Following royal accent of the Building Safety Bill becoming law, HACT recommends carrying out a two days of discovery support, for us to advise on the building safety process to date, how this has been interpreted across the sector, and making recommendations on alterations to your current architecture in preparation for the law coming into effect. This discovery will take place through online meetings and document reviews where necessary.


Developing your organisation's golden thread of data

Following the publication of more details by Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities regarding the Building Safety Bill and Golden Thread of Data, HACT we can provide support to ensure your strategy can be successfully and logically implemented across your organisation.

Embedding data

Your data becomes business as usual

The culture of being a data-led organisation is key to the success of your strategy. Ensuring individuals know the requirements in their area and developing skills across the organisation to ensure a consistent understanding is the difference in being data-drive. We can support with training and development to help you achieve this next level.

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