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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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The benefits of green space

by Billy Holt, Housing Intern - on 30/07/2019

Last week, in amongst the headlines about the heatwave, the new Prime Minister and his new cabinet, you might have missed the announcement that London became the world’s first national park city.  

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Thoughts from ‘Implementing the HACT UK Housing Data Standard’

by Neil Tamplin, IT/Digital Delivery Manager, Valleys To Coast - on 26/07/2019

On Tuesday the 16th of July I took a trip to Shoreditch to hear how people were starting to implement the UK Housing Data Standard within their services and products.

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Insights just got better

by Mary-Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive - on 23/07/2019

We’ve made a number of improvements to Community Insight that will help you get the data you need – even quicker and easier than before – to inform decisions and maximise investment in your local community.

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Housing associations and the age of digital!

by Evelyn Williams, Housing Intern - on 23/07/2019

Towards the end of the noughties, I got a job in housing, working as a frontline office for a housing association operating in South West London.

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Care and support data standards: almost here

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer, HACT - on 21/06/2019

On 24 June, the Care and Support Data Standards will be signed off by the housing provider working group before going out to public consultation.

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