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The power of social value

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 07/02/2019

Leeds was the venue yesterday for our fifth annual social value conference, held jointly with the Northern Housing Consortium.

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The making of a movement

by Jay Saggar, Digital Lead - on 01/02/2019

48 hours after the event, and we’re still buzzing with excitement. The launch of version 2.0 of HACT’s UK Housing Data Standard was full of insights, optimism and engagement.

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The integration challenge

by Peter Molyneux, Common Cause Consulting - on 28/01/2019

“The NHS and our partners will be moving to create Integrated Care Systems everywhere by April 2021… ICSs bring together local organisations in a pragmatic and practical way to deliver the trip integration of primary and specialist care, physical and mental health services, and health with social care.” (NHS Long Term Plan, p10, 2019)

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Hello from the other side!

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 22/01/2019

Anyone who knows me will probably agree the last thing I need is more caffeine, but coming out the other side after a year on maternity leave, there are few things better than catching up with the HACT team over lots of coffee!

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Five years on

by James Williams, Head of Social Impact - on 11/01/2019

Next month, the fifth annual social value conference will be held in Leeds, hosted by HACT and the Northern Housing Consortium. Against a backdrop of continuing political uncertainty and economic austerity, the conference is an opportunity to hear about the latest developments in social value.

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Don’t get lost in translation

by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive - on 16/12/2018

Later this week, the government is expected to release its ten-year plan for the NHS. Although bearing in mind the political upheavals we witnessed last week, it’s touch and go as to whether this will or will not happen.

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A new funding opportunity

by Barry Malki, Head of Communities - on 10/12/2018

Last week, I attended an interesting event to showcase the Community Impact Partnership, a £3m social investment fund run by Clarion, Peabody L&Q and Orbit. The programme provides an alternative option to traditional models of funding by offering a blend of grants and loan of between £25,000 and £150,000 to community businesses, social enterprises and charities.

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The view from Bristol

by Barry Malki, Head of Communities - on 06/12/2018

We wrapped up our tour of Centre for Excellence Roadshows in Bristol last week, at the rather brilliant Armada Rooms. The conversation was lively with attendees coming from as far apart as Plymouth and Newcastle, and it was nice to see a few familiar faces.

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Focusing on reactive repairs

by Jay Saggar, Digital Lead - on 04/12/2018

Last week, we released version 2.0 of the UK Housing Data Standards. This version is the culmination of four months of hard work from the project team made up of eight housing providers (Coastline, Halton Housing Trust, L&Q, Lewisham Homes, Magna, Metropolitan Thames Valley, Poplar HARCA and Settle) plus OSCRE and HACT.

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The view from Cardiff

by Vikki Holloway - on 23/11/2018

Yesterday I was invited to a workshop in Cardiff being run by Barry and Adam from HACT to develop the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect...

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