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Are we doing the right thing to help people with Hoarding Disorder?

by Peter Molyneux - on 03/06/2016

Hoarding is now recognised to be one of the most common mental health disorders affecting between 1% and 5% of the adult population. Peter Molyneux, our partner from Common Cause Consulting, invites housing providers to engage in the discussion addressing Hoarding Disorder in a more comprehensive and innovative way.

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Building the case for housing as supporting a good old age

by Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty - on 02/06/2016

The group of researchers from the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London introduce the newly published ’Living well in old age. The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life' report commissioned by HACT on behalf of a group of six social housing providers.

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App-based mapping in housing

by Matt Leach - on 23/05/2016

Taken from May's edition of Housing Technology, our Chief Executive Matt Leach discusses the benefits of online mapping software to the housing sector.

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Value Calculator version 3.0

by David King - on 17/05/2016

Our Social Impact Adviser David King takes a look at the new version of the Value Calculator and explains the new updates and what's to come shortly.

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Results from the Blue Maestro Tempo Pilot

by Jay - on 09/05/2016

For the last 7 months Blue Maestro carried out an extensive pilot of the Tempo Environment Monitor with 10 of the top UK housing associations and the results are in!

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We need to get under the skin of the NHS if we’re going to collaborate

by Andrew van Doorn - on 22/04/2016

Andrew van Doorn, HACT's Deputy Chief Executive, advises Housing Associations about the importance of understanding what drives the delivery of healthcare services and the changing environment in the NHS if they want to engage with health.

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Promoting housing evidence to parliamentarians

by Jim Vine - on 17/03/2016

I was asked by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science to speak at its event last week, aimed at MPs, Peers, and others around Westminster and Whitehall. The meeting was looking at the subject of housing, with a particular focus on housing for young people. Below is a lightly edited copy of the text of my speaking notes.

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Who benefits from shared ownership?

by David King - on 16/03/2016

David King looks at the state of shared ownership in the sector and asks whether we know enough about its impact.

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How to cultivate social sustainability during times of change

by Katharine Hibbert - on 16/03/2016

Katharine Hibbert from Dot Dot Dot guest blogs that if building sustainable communities is important for social housing in normal times, it should be even more so during regeneration projects.

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Remembering Mike Wright

by Jane Minter - on 15/03/2016

Jane Minter, Head of Programmes at Care and Repair England writes about HACT's founding Director Mike Wright, who recently passed away.

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