Welcome to the July edition of HQM.
In our cover feature this month, Alistair McIntosh reflects on 25 years as chief executive of HQN and provides his own unique perspective on the current state of the housing sector.
One of the key topics of conversation is, of course, the Grenfell tower fire and how it has shaped housing policy in the years since. To mark the fifth anniversary of the disaster, HQM correspondent Danielle Aumord talks to residents about what, if any, progress they think has been made by government and social housing providers to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.
Elsewhere in this edition, we reveal the final five in this year’s Housing’s Next Generation competition, the Housing Ombudsman Richard Blakeway reflects on the complexity of some complaint cases in his regular column and incoming CIH president Lara Oyedele takes on our Life in 15 Questions.
If all that wasn’t enough, our exclusive Evidence pull out features the latest housing research and analysis.