Interviews

For single use only on 27 January 2017

From the housing crisis to BAFTA success Video

25/01/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

Daisy-May Hudson’s film about her family’s homelessness has won praise from BAFTA. She talks to Martin Hilditch about it, and about what she is looking for from entrants to Inside Housing’s Reel Homes film competition, which she is judging

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From the Frontline - Cara Headon

17/11/2016

Radian’s customer service advisor Cara Headon tells Inside Housing about a day on the coalface of resident support

For single use only on 4 November 2016

The change agent Video

02/11/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

After becoming Accent’s chief executive, Gordon Perry was faced with pulling the housing association out of a crisis. Martin Hilditch finds out how he transformed it

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Planning for change Video

01/11/2016 | By Joe Dart

Trudi Elliott believes a new approach is needed to solve the housing crisis. Joe Dart met the Royal Town Planning Institute chief executive to find out more

For use in Inside Housing, 21 October 2016

A fair copper Video

27/10/2016 | By Gavriel Hollander

Sir Peter Fahy, ex-chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, is the highest-profile former policeman to take up a role in the housing sector. Gavriel Hollander finds out more about Plus Dane’s new chair

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From the frontline: Debbie Brinsmead-Williams

25/10/2016

Curo’s new customer advisor Debbie Brinsmead-Williams tells Inside Housing how her team is helping prospective tenants take control of their finances and find a home they can afford

For use in Inside Housing, 9 September 2016

The inside story of a collapsed merger

08/09/2016

Two weeks ago, Thames Valley Housing (TVH) and Genesis were on the cusp of merging to create a 47,000-home association. Then it all fell apart. Martin Hilditch met TVH’s chief executive Geeta Nanda to find out what went wrong

For use in Inside Housing, 2 September 2016

Bristol’s new broom Video

31/08/2016 | By Tom Wall

Britain’s first directly elected black mayor, Marvin Rees, swept to power in Bristol in May. He tells Tom Wall how growing up on a council estate shaped his views and how he will transform his home town

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Social housing rap Video

23/08/2016 | By Tom Wall

A group of young Londoners have produced a music video about the threatened demolition of a Brixton housing estate. Tom Wall spoke to community activist Potent Whisper and one of the rappers, Paradox, about the video and the campaign to save Cressingham Gardens

For use in Inside Housing, 19 August 2016

New look Network Video

17/08/2016

Helen Evans has navigated some tricky waters since becoming chief executive of Network Housing in 2011. Today, with the association’s transformation complete, she unveils ambitious plans for the future and sets out why she thinks some of the sector’s medium-sized players can compete with the giants in terms of delivery. Martin Hilditch finds out more

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From the frontline: Ellen Salkeld

04/08/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Ellen Salkeld talks about life as a financial inclusion manager at Viridian Housing

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From the frontline: Patricia Grierson

14/07/2016

Patricia Grierson, head of independent living, Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust, talks to Patricia Arthurs

For use in Inside Housing, 15 July 2016

“I think what we need to do better is present the human story.” Video

13/07/2016 | By Patricia Arthurs

Homeless Link has just gone through a huge expansion after merging with Sitra. But a huge threat hangs over its members in the Local Housing Allowance cap. Patricia Arthurs asks its chief executive where it goes from here

For use in Inside Housing, 8 July 2016

Mr Manchester Video

06/07/2016 | By Alex Turner

Manchester Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein has played a key role in the city’s ongoing devolution. Alex Turner meets the North West’s foremost power broker to discuss the future of the region’s housing

For use in Inside Housing, 1 July 2016

Life after regulation

30/06/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Are ‘parallel associations’ outside the remit of government control the future? Jess McCabe asks Paradigm chief executive Matthew Bailes about his plan

For use in Inside Housing, 1 July 2016

A fresh start

29/06/2016 | By Simon Brandon

How can the sector tackle homelessness? Simon Brandon talks to Barbara Brownlee, director of housing at Westminster Council

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From the frontline: Corinna Singam

28/06/2016

What is life like as a temporary accommodation team leader at Paradigm?

Peter Box

Boxing clever

28/06/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

The last year has seen the relationship between councils and associations become more turbulent. Peter Box reveals he’s expecting a brighter future