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ESG and community investment webinar

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 10/11/2020

On 5 November the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment hosted a webinar on ESG and community investment. Speakers from across the social housing sector came together to discuss the challenges facing housing associations as they seek to demonstrate the social impact of their community investment work.

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Validating opportunities for improving repairs and maintenance services

by Jo Oliveira, Unboxed - on 10/11/2020

How can social housing organisations use the principles and practices of resident-centred approaches to improve repairs and maintenance? That’s the question that Unboxed, a service design and digital product development agency, will be discussing with a limited number of delegates at a HACT-hosted workshop on 19 November.

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Targeting resources with Community Insight

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Officer - on 05/11/2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed many news challenges to housing providers. Not least has been the question of how to know which local areas will be the most vulnerable to the impacts of the pandemic, and where to target resources to have the most meaningful impact.

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The value of community investment for ESG in social housing

by Andrew van Doorn - on 29/10/2020

With Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) becoming an increasingly important issue within housing associations, the spotlight is falling on the role community investment plays in realising the social element of ESG.

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Time to be bold and get involved

by Andrew van Doorn - on 21/10/2020

Over the past seven months, social housing organisations have played a significant role in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has included providing practical support to their residents and linking them to the other services available locally. Now in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic, it will be critical for social housing providers to be bold in their approach.

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From theory to practice: part 2

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer - on 19/10/2020

“We know that data standards are the right idea. The issue is how to make them work in practice.”

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From theory to practice: part 1

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer - on 19/10/2020

Over the last three years, HACT has continuously stressed the importance of data standards in social housing – if you’ve seen me speak at conferences, whether IRL or online during this time, you will no doubt have heard me talk about them.

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Understanding resilience in a post-Covid context

by Frances Harkin - on 16/10/2020

HACT is seeking to work with a consortium of partners to begin to develop a conceptual model of resilience and quantify its impact of the sector.

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Learn all about it

by Michael McLaughlin, Social Insight Lead - on 13/10/2020

During August and September, I was involved with a new initiative at HACT. Along with our partner, OSCRE, we wanted to provide social housing organisations with a learning programme that would improve data literacy across social housing organisations.

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The value of partnerships

by Rob Sugden, Head of Communities - on 28/09/2020

One of the recurring themes we’ve heard about over the past six months has been how partnership working has flourished within communities. Whether it’s individuals getting together in mutual aid groups or health officials working in partnership with housing and local government staff, partnerships have come to the fore.

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