Thursday, 30 October 2014

Inside Housing
05/03/2010

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  • A bold salvo

    05/03/2010

    ‘I can point to one or two things I have definitely learned by being hard up. I shall never again…subscribe to the Salvation Army.’ So wrote perhaps the most famous resident of a Salvation Army hostel in 1933 in Down and Out in Paris and London.

  • ALMO tenants to be balloted on transfer

    08/03/2010

    Tenants of a north east arm’s-length management organisation will be asked whether their homes should be transferred to a housing association.

  • Anchor names new chief executive

    10/03/2010

    Anchor Trust has announced its replacement for housing’s highest paid chief executive John Belcher, who left the association in November.

  • Asset Skills - Housing Heroes sponsor profile 2010

    08/03/2010

  • Associations enjoy dip in interest rates

    05/03/2010

    Housing associations are borrowing money at much more favourable rates than at any time since the start of the downturn, according to the Tenant Services Authority.

  • Better safe than sorry

    05/03/2010

    As Inside Housing’s Safe as Houses campaign reaches its climax, Emily Twinch salutes the manner in which the sector has pledged to follow up its key aims

  • Between the lines

    05/03/2010

    The Tenant Services Authority has received 500 consultation responses on its new regulatory framework and has come to the conclusion that it’s generally good news. So would Inside Housing’s interpretation tally? Caroline Thorpe delves into the paperwork to find out

  • Budget cuts hit Highland house building

    11/03/2010

    Highland Council has announced it is facing a 45 per cent cut in funding for affordable housing in the next year.

  • Calming measures ahead

    05/03/2010

    Police force speed awareness programmes were the inspiration for a new programme designed to steer tenants away from developing anti-social behaviour. Steve Gough reports

  • Campbell Tickell - Housing Heroes sponsor profile 2010

    08/03/2010

  • Chief executive quits Town and Country

    05/03/2010

    The chief executive of a Kent-based housing association has left following a difference of opinion with the board.

  • CIH study backs tenant-led regulation

    09/03/2010

    Resident-led self-regulation of housing organisations could improve social housing and cut the need for external intervention, a study has concluded.

  • Council flaws led to £1m legal failure

    05/03/2010

    Auditors have criticised Cheltenham council for running up a £1 million legal bill in a failed attempt to sue an ex-chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  • Déjà vu

    05/03/2010

    Britain’s response to the post-war housing shortages provides a timely example on tackling our own supply crisis, argues Jon Cruddas

  • Disabled cash row eased

    05/03/2010

    Disabled people will not be handed total control over their Supporting People funding in a pilot scheme housing associations feared would jeopardise supported housing projects.

  • Downturn sees training activity cut

    08/03/2010

    Nearly 70 per cent of social landlords expect their training activities to be hit by the economic downturn this year.

  • EMA - Housing Heroes sponsor profile 2010

    08/03/2010

  • Fire investigation predicts timber frame growth

    11/03/2010

    Preliminary findings from a London Assembly fire safety investigation suggest demand for affordable housing will see a sharp increase in tall and timber-framed buildings.

  • Former director of housing dies

    09/03/2010

    Brian Platt, who had worked as director of housing for a number of councils in London and Essex, and as a board director at architectural firm Hunters, has died aged 63.

  • Fuel for thought

    05/03/2010

    Think through the consequences of installing a combined heat and power plant, says Andrew Barnard

  • Give us a break

    05/03/2010

    The demand for intermediate housing is huge - lenders need to help meet it

  • Healey writes off Byker’s £44m debt

    05/03/2010

    John Healey has agreed to write off £44 million of housing debt to help with the regeneration of Newcastle’s Byker estate.

  • Housing Heroes sponsor profile 2010 - The Hire Standard

    08/03/2010

  • Housing officer TV show to return

    11/03/2010

    A fly-on-the-wall television documentary following housing officers in the north west is to return to the screen next year.

  • Housing providers among top employers

    08/03/2010

    Huntingdon-based housing association Luminus heads a list of fourteen social landlords that feature in the Sunday Times’ 100 best companies list for 2010.

  • Housing supply puts pressure on prices

    09/03/2010

    The rate at which homes are coming onto the market is outpacing growth in demand, putting downward pressure on prices.

  • Insight - Housing Heroes sponsor profile 2010

    08/03/2010

  • Lack of recognition for minority resident groups

    12/03/2010

    Housing providers should work with marginalised groups to create better communities, according to a report.

  • Landlords shun green power

    05/03/2010

    Housing associations have been switching off environmentally friendly heating systems in favour of traditional power sources.

  • London councils in targets standoff

    05/03/2010

    Two London councils have still not had their affordable housing targets signed off by the mayor’s office, it emerged this week.

  • Mears’ turnover rises 26 per cent

    09/03/2010

    Repairs and maintenance firm Mears increased its social housing revenue by 26 per cent last year, its preliminary results have shown.

  • Minister to clear up Glasgow 'slum'

    10/03/2010

    The Scottish housing minister has suggested setting up ‘hit-squads’ to clear up an area of Glasgow.

  • More eco-towns in green planning reforms

    10/03/2010

    The government has announced two new eco-town sites, as it unveiled a series of planning changes to encourage sustainable development.

  • MPs cast doubt on coalfield regeneration

    11/03/2010

    MPs have voiced ‘serious concerns’ about whether government efforts to regenerate former coal mining areas have achieved value for money.

  • MPs criticise ministerial turnover at CLG

    08/03/2010

    High rates of ministerial turnover in the Communities and Local Government department have been criticised by a committee of MPs.

  • No substitute for care home support

    05/03/2010

    I read Chloë Stothart’s article ‘Watchdog tells councils to reduce care home spending’, (www.insidehousing.co.uk, 18 February) with great interest and want to share my support for providing older people with independent living provisions.

  • Norwich rocked by procurement row

    05/03/2010

    Norwich Council’s housing department has become embroiled in a second major dispute in just over a year after being prevented from awarding a £17.5 million housing maintenance contract.

  • Numbers of homeless households drop

    12/03/2010

    The number of people homeless dropped by 22 per cent in the last quarter of 2009, compared to the same period the previous year.

  • Reaping the benefits

    09/03/2010

    Ninety per cent of calls to Stroud’s revenues and benefits department were ‘waste’, the council has found. Peter Middleton explains how it came to this conclusion, and what it did about it.

  • Report calls for subletting to be a criminal offence

    09/03/2010

    The unlawful subletting of council homes should be made a criminal offence on a par with benefit fraud, according to a think tank.

  • Salvation Army rebrands its hostels as ‘lifehouses’

    05/03/2010

    The Salvation Army is to drop the term hostel and rename its accommodation for homeless people as ‘lifehouses’.

  • Stalled schemes get £83m from Kickstart

    09/03/2010

    The government has allocated nearly £83 million to 87 developments in the second round of its £1 billion Kickstart scheme.

  • Step in the right direction

    05/03/2010

    In last week’s edition we published the latest instalment in our House Proud campaign.

  • Surveys do give accurate results

    05/03/2010

    I thought that the feature ‘A measure you can’t trust’ (Inside Housing, 5 February) was misleading.

  • Sweeping changes

    05/03/2010

    The regulation of health and social care providers faces an overhaul. Linda Convery explains the implications

  • The Canadian way

    05/03/2010

    Canada’s Winter Olympic Games provided a chance to rethink Vancouver’s housing policy

  • The complete works

    05/03/2010

    Social landlords are employment generators, providing training, work placements and jobs - all with massive savings for government. What’s not to like? Lydia Stockdale takes the House Proud campaign on a job hunt

  • Time to act

    10/03/2010

    Justin Sumner gives his thoughts on how the latest economic developments could affect the housing market

  • Tougher laws to tackle 'weapon' dogs

    10/03/2010

    The home secretary has set out plans to toughen laws on dangerous dogs, in response to fears that animals are being used to ‘intimidate communities’.

  • TSA rebrands standards ahead of launch

    11/03/2010

    The Tenant Services Authority is to change the names of the standards it expects landlords to reach on a national and local level before their launch next week.

  • Two-star rating for midlands landlord

    11/03/2010

    Daventry and District Housing Association has received a two-star rating from the Audit Commission for its housing management.

  • United House faces buy-out

    11/03/2010

    United House, one of the largest social housing contractors in southern England, is on the verge of a management buy-out.

  • Victims should have ‘guarantee of protection’

    05/03/2010

    The Home Office is preparing to tell housing departments how to deal with vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour in the wake of the Fiona Pilkington case.

  • Work experts target housing estates

    10/03/2010

    Employment experts are to be sent into some of the most deprived housing estates in Britain in a £12 million drive to get more people into work.

  • Youth charged over sheltered housing deaths

    09/03/2010

    A 15-year-old boy has appeared in magistrates’ court charged with killing a couple living in sheltered housing in Warwickshire.

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