Friday, 24 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • A better hand


    Two years ago a Derbyshire council's sheltered housing service was condemned by inspectors. Daniel Martin explores how the authority turned things around

  • Aiming high


    Service users and front-line workers are now experiencing Supporting People at first hand. Kath Grant tests the grass roots verdict

  • BME architects ‘being excluded'


    The promotion of partnering by the Housing Corporation has contributed to a decline in the use of black and minority ethnic architects and construction professionals, the Society of Black Architects has said.Speaking at the corporation's race and hous

  • Click to register


    Social landlords' information on adapted housing can be sketchy at best. Gemma Charles gets the low-down on the first internet service seeking to change this

  • Consultation rethink required


    A national tenants' group has called on the government to rethink its whole strategy on consultation after an exclusive survey for Inside Housing showed that three-quarters of tenants believed they were not consulted enough.The Tenant Participation Ad

  • Crisis reports rise in mental illness


    A massive increase in mental illness among homeless people has been reported by Crisis. The number of cases recognised as homeless and in priority need due to mental illness has increased by 50 per cent over the last six years, according to the charity'

  • Director suspended over code of conduct allegation


    Maidstone Council's housing director Bryan Cunningham has been suspended pending an investigation into an allegation that he broke the local government code of conduct.Mr Cunningham, who is a parish councillor in the village of Harrietsham as well as

  • Diversification threat to finance


    A small number of housing associations with poor credit positions are posing a threat to the financial reputation of the sector at large, according to a new report by the Housing Corporation and the National Housing Federation.The 2002 housing associa

  • HACAS accepts Tribal takeover bid


    Dominant social housing consultancy HACAS Group has accepted a takeover offer from The Tribal Group.Inside Housing revealed in May that the company, which provides professional support services to local authorities, had approached HACAS with a propose

  • Making progress


    Siân Gibson looks ahead to the next steps for Supporting People

  • On trial


    Supporting People has been up and running for three months. John Belcher assesses its record so far

  • Part of the equation


    The government has launched a rash of initiatives affecting care and support over the last five years. Alan Carter takes a look at the implications

  • Pathfinder funding to drive through plans


    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has freed up another £28 million to tackle low demand in the midlands and the north of England.Regeneration minister Lord Rooker announced that seven of the nine market renewal pathfinders will each receive £4 m

  • Poor relations


    Owning a home has long been regarded as an indicator of wealth. But fresh research and the experiences of vulnerable home owners have underlined that poverty is not the preserve of social housing tenants. Samantha Thorp investigates

  • Ringing the changes


    Yvette Cooper is a rising political star tipped for the top. In her first interview as junior housing minister, she sets out her vision for the role to Daniel Martin

  • Sector must cut the whingeing to improve image


    Housing associations must be less inclined to whinge if they hope to improve perceptions of their role in delivering quality neighbourhoods.That is one of the conclusions made by National Housing Federation deputy chief executive James Tickell as part

  • Tenants ‘in the dark' on housing policy


    Three-quarters of social housing tenants in England feel they are not consulted enough by the government and their local council, an exclusive opinion poll for Inside Housing has revealed.And only 24 per cent are aware of both the Communities Plan and

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