Is a merger really the best way to deal with the rent cut and welfare reform? It will be the right answer for some but you need to look into the pros and cons of this carefully. It will cost a lot of money to set up a merger. And they don’t always work out. HQN can help you to look before you leap.Read More
The HCA is in the field running IDAs now. What’s the prize? That’s easy to work out. You want to come through it with flying colours. That could mean the HCA will ask you to play a part in rescues of other RPs. On the other hand will they spot deep problems that you cannot tackle on your own?Read More
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The HCA says you must keep an iron grip on all risks. How can you do that?
We have designed a new business game. Board members and executives manage a landlord just like you through realistic problems.
Anticipating a deep dive assessment from the HCA? Worried about value for money? Need to know what to do to avoid accusations of serious detriment?
Do you read Private Eye? It reveals that – “insiders working on the autumn Comprehensive Spending Review are describing housing associations as the orange that hasn’t been squeezed yet.” Could this apply to you?
Things had settled down on VfM hadn’t they? Everyone knew how to pass the test. Then Osborne changed everything.
It’s time to look again at your VfM statements. Why not ask HQN to review these for you? We will bring in the new rules.
Members receive regularly updated toolkits to help you assess your services and identify improvements. Latest toolkits include the private rented sector - a toolkit for local authorities, VfM toolkit, embedding equality and diversity toolkit, complaints toolkit and our gas servicing toolkit.
Topical weekly briefings on issues facing the sector. Recent briefings have included: Troubled families update, Complying with the HCA’s Consumer Standard, Flexible tenancies two years on and Business Planning, Risk Management and Welfare Reform.
Housing Quality Network (HQN), Whiteheads Solicitors and The National Training Academy have launched www.onlinehousingtraining.co.uk to provide engaging, relevant and affordable e-learning for the sector.
Using their well-established understanding of social housing, HQN and Whiteheads have worked with e-learning specialist The National Training Academy to create online courses that deliver more. “People are usually drawn to e-learning because it cuts costs and time,” explains Dave Ganz. “But used well it's a smart way to develop more skilled and motivated teams whilst ensuring compliance and managing risk.” Click read more for further details.
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