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JANE ASHCROFT SEPT 2015

We need to better understand our customers

27/02/2017 | By Jane Ashcroft

Being able to measure and act on customer satisfaction scores is increasingly important given growing pressures on landlords, says Jane Ashcroft

JULIAN ASHBY SEPT 2015

Robust finance is crucial to developing new homes

24/02/2017 | By Julian Ashby

The continued good financial health of the sector is essential as associations look to build a more diverse supply of homes, says Julian Ashby

DAVID ORR SEPT 2015

Why we should not think about housing as one product

22/02/2017 | By David Orr

We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr

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ALMOs can play a role as associations develop Sector Scorecard

21/02/2017 | By Eamon McGoldrick

Eamon McGoldrick reflects on what the Sector Scorecard pilot could mean for the housing sector

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Wakefield’s legacy shows councils can kick-start building

20/02/2017 | By Joanne Roney

Ahead of her move to head up Manchester Council, Joanne Roney explains how Wakefield Council has unlocked development capacity in recent years

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Customer first should trump digital first

17/02/2017 | By Chan Kataria

The move to digital shouldn’t be at the expense of tenants’ best interests, says Chan Kataria

Michael Cameron

Whistleblowers should be celebrated, not isolated

16/02/2017 | By Michael Cameron

Social landlords can foster a culture of openness by encouraging whistleblowing, says Michael Cameron

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Creating employment opportunities for tenants

15/02/2017 | By Martin Armstrong

Apprenticeships and skills training can provide a vital leg-up for those most in need, says Martin Armstrong

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Is Universal Credit really helping people to help themselves?

15/02/2017

Vivian Davies of Family Mosaic questions whether Universal Credit in its current form is fulfilling its true goal

RUTH COOKE SEPT 2015

Listening to staff is the key to success

14/02/2017

Ruth Cooke explains how an innovative employee engagement programme is encouraging positive change throughout her organisation

KATE DAVIES SEPT 2015

Councils, associations and the private sector achieve more working together

13/02/2017 | By Kate Davies

Partnership working between councils, housing associations and the private sector can bring out the best elements of all three, says Kate Davies

DAVID COWANS SEPT 2015

White Paper should have focused on people at all stages of life

10/02/2017 | By David Cowans

OPINION: While there is a noticeable shift in improving standards in the private rental market, housing options for people at all stages of their life should have been a focus of the Housing White Paper, says David Cowans

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TONY STACEY SEPT 2015

Housing benefit is not intended to cover the cost of care and support

09/02/2017

The government’s latest consultation on future funding models for care and supported housing is based on a serious misapprehension, says Tony Stacey

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NICK ATKIN SEPT 2015

Universal Credit needs to be slowed down and changed

06/02/2017

Scaling up Universal Credit before the system can cope would be hugely damaging, warns Nick Atkin

MATTHEW BAILES SEPT 2015

No easy answers on rents

02/02/2017

Rent policy is surprisingly complex and deregulation is not a panacea, says Matthew Bailes

CAROL MATTHEWS SEPT 2015

Supported housing: the new North-South divide

31/01/2017 | By Carol Matthews

Basing a benefit cap on private rented sector rents does not reflect supported housing costs and will create a huge regional disparity, warns Carol Matthews

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Why medium-mergers in the sector are motoring

27/02/2017

Greg Campbell and David Williams of Campbell Tickell explain more about the trend towards ‘medium-mergers’

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Of course, I know that's nonsense

24/02/2017 | By Closed Circuit

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LHA cap is just part of a much bigger issue

24/02/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch

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Homelessness bill is ground-breaking, but risks being undermined by cuts

24/02/2017 | By Lord Best

The Homelessness Reduction Bill comes before the House of Lords today. Lord Richard Best says this presents an opportunity to air some wider concerns.

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Funding could be cut if government not formed after NI election

23/02/2017 | By Paddy Gray

Professor Paddy Gray describes the state of play in Northern Ireland ahead of next Thursday’s Stormont election

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Mergers can help increase capacity and improve services

23/02/2017

As Isos Housing Group prepares for its ‘medium-merger’, chief executive Paul Fiddaman explains why such deals have a role to play.

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