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Suzy Histon | Wednesday, 27 Jul 2022 – 12:16

Latest member question: management structures

An HQN member is keen to find out about different management structures for organisations with between 5,000 and 12,000 properties. They are looking at sharing their senior management arrangements with another council and would like to find out about approaches … Read more

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Max Salsbury | Friday, 01 Jul 2022 – 11:24

@housing2022 – Jon Daley, Asset Sustainability & Data Manager, Magenta Living

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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 – 10:06

@housing2022 – Sam Collier, Sustainability & Ethics Lead, Aico

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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 – 9:03

@housing2022 – Jasmine Tansur, Resident liaison officer, PA Housing

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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 – 8:31

@housing2022 – Cym D’Souza, Chief Executive, Arawak Walton Housing Association

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 14:41

@housing2022 – Rebecca Joy Novell, Lancashire County Council

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 14:26

@housing2022 – Alison Inman, Tpas

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 12:32

@housing2022 – Doug Sarney, Director, MRI

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 9:24

@housing2022 – Georgina Patel, Decarbonisation Strategic Lead, Halton Housing

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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 6:50

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Jon Land | Friday, 10 Jun 2022 – 12:21

Worries about the rising costs of living, Great Britain: April to May 2022 – ONS

The ONS has published its latest research into the impact of the rising cost of living in Great Britain. Here are some of the main findings: Around three in four adults (77%) reported feeling very or somewhat worried about the … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021 – 15:56

£150m pledge for social home insulation and clean energy

The Welsh Government has pledged £150m in funding for insulation, clean energy, and carbon reduction in the country’s social homes. Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters, explained how the government’s Optimised Retrofit Programme will assess what technologies work best … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 29 Oct 2021 – 9:46

Welsh Government makes low carbon social homes integral to Net Zero Wales Plan

The Welsh Government has ensured that 20,000 low carbon social homes for rent will be a key pillar of the Net Zero Wales plan. The plan contains more than 120 government policies and proposals, covering every area from peatland restoration … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 25 Oct 2021 – 13:42

Opinion: Why is it important to get the CEO in front of residents?

By Boris Worrall, Chief Executive, Rooftop Housing After each board meeting, we hold a Facebook Live Q&A for customers and stakeholders where we run through board discussions and decisions. Key is taking ‘live’ questions from those online, which, although it … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 22 Oct 2021 – 9:20

Opinion: Introducing Lancaster West’s first low energy council home

By James Caspell, Neighbourhood Director, and Yasmin Bakali, Assistant Project Manager Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team (LWNT) was set up in 2017 following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, to work in partnership with residents on the estate to improve housing services. Following … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 15 Oct 2021 – 11:40

Opinion: Challenging poverty starts with changing the way we talk with tenants

By Clare Budden, Chief Executive, ClwydAlyn As landlords we face a multitude of challenges in our communities every day. Our teams deal with people facing homelessness, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour. We are there for them when ill health makes them … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2021 – 14:00

Welsh Government sets out standards for new social homes

The Welsh Government has unveiled its ‘Welsh Development Quality Requirements 2021’, which aims to “set a bold new standard for new affordable homes”. The standard promotes low carbon designs as well as moving away from fossil fuels for domestic heating … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 09 Apr 2020 – 12:02

Opinion: Covid-19 and housing association board members

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By Tim Brown, Strategic Network Associate and Housing Association Board Member As a board member of a large regional housing association, including chairing the audit committee, what is the impact of COVID-19 on my role? Firstly, there are fewer face-to-face … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 – 9:15

Opinion: How can we better represent our communities?

By Charmaine Simei, Director of Community Investment at Longhurst Group For as long I’ve been in housing (some 25 years now), this question remains a perennial – and, inevitably, some organisations do better than others. True representation is difficult because … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 06 Jun 2022 – 12:53

Opinion: Codesign in the world of housing

By Sarah Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Peabody We often talk about our desire to be customer-centric, or to put customers at the heart of our organisations. When it comes to service design, I think there’s a more useful way of … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Tuesday, 17 May 2022 – 10:09

Housing’s Next Generation 2022: Top 20 announced

Back for its third year, our Housing’s Next Generation competition attracted entries from all over the sector, from housing associations and local authorities to supply chain partners and housing co-operatives. The judges looked at several criteria when shortlisting, including showing … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – 13:35

Housing figure Steve Douglas CBE has passed away

St Mungo’s has announced the sudden death of its CEO, Steve Douglas CBE. The organisation made the announcement with “deep shock and sadness” after he passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday morning, 8 May. The 57 year old leaves … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 14:07

Opinion: The cost of living crisis — mobilising the Can Do Sector

We can’t simply blame others for the cost of living crisis says Keith Edwards. It’s time for the Can Do Sector to step up . Let’s be clear. The biggest causes of poverty are out of our control. Huge energy … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 02 Mar 2022 – 12:30

Welsh Government commits to ‘record breaking investment in social housing’

Welsh Government has confirmed in its final budget that there will be record investment in social housing. It is part of a “total investment of over £1bn capital up to 2024-25 to support delivery of our key commitment to build … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022 – 8:00

Housing’s Next Generation 2022: Nominate now

Giving young diverse housing professionals a voice HQN is delighted to announce the return of Housing’s Next Generation – the annual competition designed to showcase and celebrate the brightest young talent working in housing. Entries for the 2022 competition are open … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 19 Aug 2021 – 16:00

Welsh housing association to open new timber frame home factory

United Welsh is developing a factory in the heart of Caerphilly to build timber frame, low carbon homes. The factory, which is due to open this autumn, will manufacture high quality, sustainable timber frame structures complete with factory fitted insulation and … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021 – 15:00

Welsh housing associations to partner with faith groups to build affordable housing

Former Archbishop of Wales, Bishop John Davies has welcomed a new alliance between housing associations and homelessness charity, Housing Justice Cymru. It comes as Housing Justice Cymru announces its strategic partners for the next phase of the project’s expansion. It … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021 – 13:00

99.5% of Welsh housing associations’ Fire Risk Assessments up to date

A new report from the Welsh Government has shown that Welsh housing associations are keeping on top of their health and safety compliance. The results are based on the returns of 36 housing associations in the country. The number of … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021 – 11:00

Welsh housing associations urge DWP against Universal Credit cuts

Community Housing Cymru (CHC) is calling on the UK government to retain the £20 per week uplift as a permanent feature of Universal Credit for all current and future claimants. CHC’s latest report ‘A lot to lose’ reveals that the £20 per week … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 – 15:00

Welsh Government doubles spending on low carbon social housing to £250m

Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250m in 2021 to 2022 for 20,000 new low carbon homes. All homes will be built to bold new quality and environmental standards with the aim … Read more

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