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29/01/2011 10:56 am

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29/01/2011 1:32 pm

I personally like the article not long ago that announced the death of social housing. Nothing like that to inspire me to go to work each morning!

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29/01/2011 1:50 pm

I can't for the life of me imagine why you found that demotivating?

It is a very good point anon

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01/02/2011 9:53 am

I'm sorry if you find the news depressing, but we are only reporting what is going on. We do have a best practice section where we highlight some of the amazing work you refer to, and see this as a key element of both the magazine and website.

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01/02/2011 10:25 am

I was only joking with my point. I don't blame Inside Housing for the sad times. Grant Shapps on the other hand...

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01/02/2011 10:40 am

If the ask the expert section of this site was not so routinely abused then I for one would like to see that expanded in the magazine as I think there is often a lot of good information that is posted and would really help fellow professionals. Sometimes it feels like it is an after thought in the magazine.

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01/02/2011 11:52 am

Re: Anon at 10.40 above

Sounds a good idea. Yet, (a) areas as wide as say Supporting People are so wide and diverse that it makes it impossible for any one person to be an expert, as it does for (b) legal aspects - even lawyers can only give generalist advice or very specific advice on one tiny aspect of the law though (c) even when they do this is often misinterpreted and seen as set in stone when its not.

Expert advice is iterative and experts need to revise their views on a regular basis as the law and practice changes.

Not forgetting of course that experts need to charge for expert advice and even the legal postings on IH on very specific points are also adverts for that company's claimed expertise in that area

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