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by Tom Murtha, NED for Nehemiah United Churches Housing Association. - on 18/10/2021

As we recognise Black History Month, Tom Murtha discusses the experiences we must learn from, as part of a truly fascinating and engaging session with our Racial Equality Group network, but feels strongly that learning and being anti-racist is not enough - more rapid action is needed.

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HACT research round-up: Looking back to 2020 

by Dr Frances Harkin - on 28/09/2021

HACT’s Head of Research Frances Harkin reflects on a turbulent 18 months, how she and others had to adapt in conducting and delivering research and discusses some of the fantastic work that resulted from the pandemic and the learnings gained.

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Driving a prosperous recovery

by Billy Holt, Market Insight Lead - on 22/09/2021

Following a recent report from the Institute for Global Prosperity, Billy Holt reflects on how Community Insight can help social housing organisations to demonstrate how they're meeting global goals in local places.

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Scottish Housing Day 2021

by Michael McLaughliln, Digital Lead - on 15/09/2021

As HACT continues to support Scottish social housing organisations through our Social Insight Partnership with SFHA, the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow is a reminder that net zero goals are of increasing significance to Scotland, and our sector.

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The value of digital inclusivity to social housing

by Billy Holt, Market Insight Lead - on 10/09/2021

To mark the launch of HACT's second White Paper with Hyperoptic which explores how connected technologies can deliver greater digital inclusivity and value for the future of social housing, we discuss key learnings from the report and its implications.

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Incorporating Smart Technology Throughout the Life Cycle of Your Buildings

by Morgan McAllister, Senior Marketing Executive, Invisible Systems - on 16/08/2021

This guest blog from our Launch Pad partner, Invisible Systems, explores how their remote monitoring solutions for housing associations can improve living standards for tenants while reducing business costs.

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Measuring life satisfaction

by Helen Dunn, Director of Policy & Analysis, Simetrica-Jacobs - on 10/08/2021

This blog, originally published on the Simetrica-Jacobs website, discusses the newly launched Green Book Supplementary Guidance which recommends Simetrica-Jacobs income coefficient to measure life satisfaction.

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Community Insight: Link Group

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Marketing Lead - on 09/08/2021

A Community Investment Officer at Link tells us how Community Insight has helped colleagues from across the business, from strategic decision makers to frontline staff.

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The implications of census 2021 data on Community Insight

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Marketing Lead - on 27/07/2021

Although the census 2021 is complete, the ONS won’t be publishing outputs until March 2022 at the earliest. But when the data's finally released, here's what you can expect to see on Community Insight.

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To tackle CO2 emissions, we must collaborate

by Anna Burke, Head of Delivery - on 23/07/2021

As we come to the end of Net Zero Week 2021 we should reflect on all the positive actions being taken across the sector but also consider how we can better work together to achieve a low carbon future.

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