Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Inside Housing

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  • A spring in the step


    Estate-based regeneration must deliver tangible benefits for local people. Chris Parle gives the low-down on an initiative that marries physical regeneration with job creation

  • Care of the innocent


    Cross-sector agencies are agreed on the need to work together to avoid another Climbié case. But Siân Gibson finds that it's not going to be easy to bridge the gaps between housing and childcare

  • Garden cities


    Groundwork has a vision of communities working together to create vibrant, attractive shared spaces. Gemma Charles watches it putting that vision into practice

  • Glasgow homes transfer valuation was ‘irrelevant'


    Glasgow Housing Association made a net surplus of £7.6 million in just over three weeks after transfer, its accounts reveal.GHA's financial statements reveal the association paid Glasgow Council ‘a notional consideration' of £25 million for the assets

  • Inspectors find drop in performance at Redcar


    Inspectors who visited a northern council because it failed to provide housing benefit performance data have found a history of poor planning and outdated technology.The Benefit Fraud Inspectorate targeted Redcar and Cleveland Council after it ‘consis

  • Middlesbrough presses ahead with transfer plan


    Middlesbrough Council will proceed to a ballot on stock transfer after resolving financial problems that had been threatening to scupper its plans.Head of housing Bill Pearch has now admitted the process had been held up for around six months while th

  • Modern driver


    The decent homes standard is Hilary Bartle's ultimate destination. Rebecca Evans checked on progress in an ‘arm's-length' discussion with the head of the government's Community Housing Task Force

  • Our back yard


    Low demand has so far been seen as an English problem. But Nick Fletcher says it is time that Scottish social landlords faced up to their own difficulties too

  • Sporting chance


    Getting the right public private mix is crucial to successful regeneration. Kim Hitch explains the plans for Beswick, east Manchester

  • Statutory appointees for troubled PfP


    The Housing Corporation is to impose statutory appointees at the Places for People Group in the wake of board level wranglings.The country's largest housing association has been in turmoil since five board members accused chief executive David Cowans

  • Trailblazers to take on anti-social behaviour


    A series of ‘trailblazers' are to spearhead a £75 million drive to tackle anti-social behaviour which has already run into a barrage of criticism.Prime Minister Tony Blair this week urged housing officers to use new powers to tackle ASB as the Home Of

  • Welsh possessions hike mirrors homelessness rise


    A rise in possession action by Welsh local authorities has coincided with another hike in homelessness.Councils carried out 4,340 possession actions in 2002/03 – a rise of 430 on the previous year. In contrast, housing associations had 1,500 orders –

  • Will of its own


    Its stock may be tiny for a local authority landlord but England's smallest county faces some big housing challenges. Paul Humphries gets to know the Rutland way

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