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It’s time to fix the plumbing

by Jay Saggar, Digital Lead - on 26/11/2019

Legacy data systems, siloed working, legacy processes. For local councils and social housing providers, all too often these issues result in complicated services and poor customer experience. Southwark Council, alongside the City of Lincoln Council, Gravesham Council and Lewisham Homes have been trying to do something about it.

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Community Needs Index now live on Community Insight

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Intern - on 22/10/2019

The Community Needs Index, which measures the social and cultural factors that can contribute to poorer life outcomes, is now available to subscribers on Community Insight.

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Speaker spotlight: Rachael Byrne, Home Group

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Housing Communications Intern - on 09/10/2019

Rachael will be discussing the role of housing in population health and the development of place at the Housing and Health Conference later this month.

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Why is the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 important?

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Intern - on 27/09/2019

Against a backdrop of austerity, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 are more important than ever in enabling housing providers to know where to target investment.

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The Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 are here!

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Housing Communications Intern - on 26/09/2019

There has been much anticipation surrounding the publication of the newest Indices of Multiple Deprivation. Today it’s finally here.

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Speaker spotlight: Gill Leng, National Homelessness Adviser for MHCLG

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Intern - on 25/09/2019

In the build-up to our Health and Housing conference 2019, we have put together a short profile of Gill Leng, one of the speakers at the conference.

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Speaker spotlight: Dr Caroline Taylor, GP Member of the Governing Body

by Thames Menteth-Wheelwright, Communications Intern - on 25/09/2019

Dr Caroline Taylor will be speaking at our health and housing conference about her experience of the primary care home model.

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Left behind: understanding communities on the edge

by James Williams, Head of Social Impact - on 10/09/2019

How OCSI have developed quantitative measures to understand left behind communities.

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More than a football club

by Billy Holt, Housing Intern - on 07/09/2019

As we celebrate #CommunitiesWeek2019, we look at the impact football clubs have on their local communities.

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Creating great places means sharing resources and power with residents

by Ian Wardle, Group Chief Executive, Thirteen Group, and member of the Great Places Commission - on 13/08/2019

The Great Places Commission came together in 2018 to understand what makes a great place, and consider how housing associations, working with national and local government and other partners, can create thriving and successful places across the North and the Midlands.

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