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Mark | Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022 – 15:40

Government’s changes to accessibility standards on new homes ‘can’t come soon enough’

The Government’s proposal to raise accessibility standards on all new homes has been welcomed by national learning disability charity Hft, saying the changes “cannot happen soon enough”. This comes as the Government responds to a consultation on raising accessibility standards … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 – 15:21

Opinion: 50 years on from the original Pride March — housing associations should celebrate but also look to the next 50

Pride

By Chyrel Brown, Chief Operating Officer, One Housing In recent years, Pride month has been celebrated by nearly every UK housing association, but making the aims of Pride meaningful all year round is both more challenging and constructive. At One … Read more

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

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Mark | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021 – 13:52

Opinion: My worlds have all collided for the first time – and it makes me hugely proud

By Mo Ajibola, Category Manager, Sovereign. Growing up in Nigeria, I wasn’t always familiar with October being Black History Month, and only noted that it was marked when I moved to London 24 years ago. And, in fact, despite knowing … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 18 Oct 2021 – 12:34

One in five residents struggling to pay back money needed for essentials

The Peabody Community Foundation has published its annual report for 2020/21. Peabody’s latest Index has found that one in three (34%) of working residents earn below the London Living Wage with low pay, job loss and fewer working hours reducing the incomes of … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 – 9:42

Opinion: Black History Month — let’s carry the momentum forward

Black History Month is an annual opportunity to start conversations, tackle barriers to equality, and influence positive change. But, to make lasting impact, it’s important to see this month as a starting point rather than a one-off focus. Lou Taylor, … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 – 11:48

Housing contributed to ‘unacceptably high death rates’ among BAME community during pandemic

A new report from MPs looking at how the government handled the pandemic has said housing conditions contributed to more people from BAME communities dying from Covid-19. In the report, MPs said: “Existing social, economic and health inequalities were exacerbated … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 – 11:00

New research highlights ‘shameful’ racial disparities in housing system

Welfare and immigration policies are “contributing to sharply unequal access to affordable housing among BAME communities,” a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says. Key findings include: A quarter of BAME workers, excluding Indian workers*, are paying housing costs that are unaffordable (25%), compared with 10% of White workers. … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Friday, 03 Sep 2021 – 16:00

Opinion: The importance of engagement and culture

By Benjamin Onyeforo, Resident Engagement and Empowerment Officer, YMCA St Paul’s Group I’m an advocate by nature but experiencing hardship in my personal life has developed the care I have for others. I feel truly grateful to be in a … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 19 Aug 2021 – 15:00

Opinion: How our Gender Network will transform the organisation

By Natalie McMonagle, Vice-Chair of Sovereign’s Gender Network and Asset Investment Anaylst, Sovereign. When the call for members was originally sent out across Sovereign, Jerome Williams, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager, said he was looking for people to … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 16 Aug 2021 – 12:00

Housing association joins new cross-sector anti-racism movement

Bradford-based Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has given its full support to a new anti-racism movement being launched later this month by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit. Created to proactively challenge racism … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 – 13:00

Disabled people to get greater say in ‘shaping the future of the benefits system’

The government has launched a Health and Disability Green Paper, which it says will “pave the way for a fairer future of the benefits system to better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.” The consultation … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 05 May 2021 – 9:44

Opinion: What if an EEA National doesn’t apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in time?

By Glenys Harriman, Housing Systems Any eligible EEA National who has not applied to the EUSS by the deadline will be unlawfully present in the UK and therefore unable to continue to live, work and claim/continue to claim benefits. Benefits … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 25 Mar 2021 – 13:02

Opinion: Boys will be boys

By Colin Heyman, HQN EDI Network Lead Associate. I remember an old friend of mine telling me about her first marriage many years ago. How wonderful it was to begin with; how it slowly deteriorated; how her husband started being … Read more

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Mark | Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 – 0:18

Opinion: The impact of the Social Housing White Paper on domestic abuse policy

Domestic abuse

By Rebecca Vagi, Whole Housing Programme Manager, Standing Together and Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) The MHCLG published the Social Housing White Paper in November, which all of us who are part of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance team have been … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 – 10:20

One in five LGBTQ+ private renters ‘experienced discrimination’ from a landlord or letting agent

Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) LGBTQ+ private renters have experienced discrimination from a landlord or letting agent because of their gender identity or sexual orientation, research by Generation Rent and LGBTQ+ homelessness organisation akt has found. Respondents to a joint … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 – 9:32

Housing Ombudsman finds severe maladministration for Habinteg’s handling of hate-crime incident

Habinteg Housing Association’s “considerable failings in responding to reports of a hate-crime incident along with its failure to consider the impact of them on the resident” led to a finding of severe maladministration by the Housing Ombudsman. The resident reported … 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 | Wednesday, 18 May 2022 – 9:09

Peabody agrees new £75m sustainability and diversity-linked loan

Peabody has agreed a £75m five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with ABN AMRO Bank UK. The bilateral loan is structured so that the interest due will reduce if Peabody satisfies each of the following ESG objectives: Improvement in the environmental … 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 – 13:45

Inaugural G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards nominees revealed

The nominees for the inaugural G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards have been revealed ahead of presentation of the awards later this week. The G15, in collaboration with UNIFY, has organised the first ever G15 Ethnicity Awards in Housing Awards to recognise Black, … 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 – 14:36

Housing association ‘deeply concerned’ about government’s Rwanda refugee policy

Metropolitan Thames Valley has hit out at the Rwanda refugee policy, urging government to “reconsider its approach”. In a strongly worded statement, MTV said it has a “long history of providing homes and support to refugees” and that “by giving … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 13:57

Golden Lane becomes first ‘stand-alone housing association for people with a learning disability or autism’

Golden Lane Housing (GLH) has become the first stand-alone housing association for people with a learning disability or autism, following a demerger from Mencap. The move will see both organisations entering an exciting new partnership arrangement that supports new housing solutions and … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 13:49

Opinion: The Social Housing White Paper and EDI – a missed opportunity?

Ahead of an event on the same subject at the end of April, HQN Associate Colin Heyman looks at what the Social Housing White Paper does, or does not, say about diversity. As someone who believes in the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 – 14:40

Clarion becomes first housing association to pilot intergenerational living model

Clarion Housing Group has partnered with Homeshare UK and the Fusion21 Foundation to offer its residents the chance to take part in a unique pilot programme. The programme, called Homeshare, matches older people who can offer a spare room with … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 10:40

HAs’ home adaptations hampered by bureaucracy and ‘lack importance’, report

Too many housing associations are failing to prioritise home adaptations and vulnerable residents face a multitude of barriers to make properties fit for purpose, a new report has revealed. Housing Associations and Adaptations: Finding Ways to Say Yes takes an in … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 07 Oct 2021 – 12:48

Social housing ‘failing the needs of the LGBT community’

The social housing sector needs to step up in its support and provision for the LGBT+, BAME and diverse communities, a major sector has heard. The comments came at Housing 21’s annual conference, which looked at how the sector could … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022 – 15:14

Social landlord makes new appointments to strengthen and diversify board

Social landlord Abri has announced two new appointments which it says will further strengthen and diversify its group board. David Montague, former L&Q Chief Executive, and Veronica Gordon, broadcast journalist turned social entrepreneur, will join the board in May. Veronica, … Read more

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