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The future is private

23/03/2017 | By Richard Jennings

Once Scotland’s generous grant funding has run out, housing associations will have to turn to private investment, says Richard Jennings

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We need better safety nets for vulnerable tenants

23/03/2017 | By Matthew Gardiner

Social landlords can do more to address the crisis in social care, but only so much can be achieved without support from government, says Matthew Gardiner

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Understanding each other is the key to good governance

22/03/2017 | By Helen White

Boards that work effectively with their executive team and the regulator are the ones that will succeed, says Helen White

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The value of peer reviews

21/03/2017 | By Gary Josey

Housing organisations should embrace peer assessments as they can provide important new perspectives, says Gary Josey

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Mindful development is needed to address housing shortages

20/03/2017 | By Clare Norton

Small landlords are capable of developing new homes without jeopardising their core strengths, says Clare Norton

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Time for us all to be bold to tackle the housing crisis

17/03/2017 | By Bjorn Howard

There has never been a better time for the sector to demonstrate the crucial role it can play in remedying Britain’s chronic housing issues, says Bjorn Howard

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How can we tell our story better?

16/03/2017 | By Stuart Ropke

Housing associations are held in high esteem by their peers but refusal to address wider perceptions spells danger, says Stuart Ropke

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We can improve housing conditions for BME communities

15/03/2017 | By Cym D'Souza

BME households are still subject to some of the worst housing conditions in the UK and they need someone to fight their corner, says Cym D’Souza

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Landlords are well-placed to support aspiration among tenants

14/03/2017

We need to go beyond ‘bricks and mortar’ to help boost tenants’ potential, says Michael McDonnell of Choice Housing

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How strategic leadership can aid sector development

13/03/2017 | By Ann Santry

The sector needs effective leadership to step up to the challenge of improving the housing market, says Ann Santry

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Plotting the future of Scottish housing

10/03/2017 | By Mary Taylor

There are a multitude of opportunities for housing associations to make a real difference in Scotland, says Mary Taylor

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We can’t give up the war on homelessness

09/03/2017 | By Tony Stacey

Cathy Come Home’s 50th anniversary may have passed, but the Homes for Cathy group will continue to fight growing homelessness, says Tony Stacey

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Is the sector bold for change when it comes to gender equality?

08/03/2017 | By Geeta Nanda

The gender disparity between men and women working in housing is still a major issue, says Geeta Nanda

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What the Stormont election result means for the sector

07/03/2017 | By Jennie Donald

Political turmoil means challenges lie ahead for the Northern Ireland housing sector, says Jennie Donald

CAROL MATTHEWS SEPT 2015

Government needs to deliver a regional approach to housing

07/03/2017 | By Carol Matthews

The Housing White Paper has done little to provide answers for the regional challenges the sector faces, says Carol Matthews

TERRIE ALAFAT MAY 2016

Balance of housing spending does not reflect new approach

07/03/2017 | By Terrie Alafat

The government has recognised the need to build more genuinely affordable homes – now it must change the balance of funding to reflect this, says Terrie Alafat

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Meet the unicorn factory

24/03/2017 | By Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit is never sure about the wisdom of parodies of the famous “choose life” speech from Trainspotting.   

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Time for new talent

24/03/2017 | By Alice Smith, guest editor

Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith

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Housing before treatment

22/03/2017 | By Matt Downie

Housing homeless people before they receive treatment could end rough sleeping, but the policy must not disrupt existing allocations, says Matt Downie

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New apprenticeship standards represent signficant change

22/03/2017 | By Vanessa Howell

Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing

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Get apprenticeships right and the rewards are incredible

22/03/2017 | By Chris Irons

Hyde Group’s Chris Irons explains why he is looking to recruit apprentices to his team

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Priced out

21/03/2017 | By David Pipe

Channel 4’s flagship documentary this week showed the real impact on the government’s benefit cap, even if the case studies could have been better, says David Pipe

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