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  • New project to examine how social housing is allocated

    31/10/2018News

    By understanding better what is happening now, and the reasons behind that, we’re aiming to open a debate about how things could be improved – and how we can get to a place where social housing is allocated in a way that allows it to play a

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Grenfell and fire safety As a part of our work post Grenfell we are organising a number of half day events around the country exploring key topics surrounding fire safety, including the work streams taking place post Grenfell, the current legal and

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of meetings and events heres a sample to give you a sense of the kind of activities we engage in on your behalf: Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive met

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Sam Lister, policy & practice officer attended a meeting in Wales to discuss ways of setting rents at levels that people can genuinely afford. Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and David Pipe, policy & practice officer attended a housing and

  • Focus on influencing October 2016 Subscription

    11/10/2016Policy and practice

    This annual publication provides a comprehensive range of housing statistics and interesting articles. Visit the new website to find out more. Influencing on the ground Since the last edition of Focus on Influencing, weve attended a variety of

  • Focus on influencing: August 2016 Subscription

    04/08/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended the South East home ownership group meeting to discuss a code of practice and charter for shared ownership Sarah attended a housing and ageing alliance meeting which was also attended by

  • Focus on influencing: July 2016 Subscription

    07/07/2016Policy and practice

    Melanie Rees, head of policy, spoke at the CIH/Orbit Service Matters event Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, met with DCLG to discuss homelessness practitioner support Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, attended a CIH/HCA meeting Terrie

  • Focus on influencing: June 2016 Subscription

    09/06/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, chaired our ASB event Melanie Rees, head of policy, took part in the ethical dilemmas panel for this years rising stars finalists Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, attended a meeting with

  • Focus on influencing - March 2016 Subscription

    03/03/2016Policy and practice

    UK Housing Review The 2016 edition of the UK Housing Review will be available from our online bookshop from 14 March. The review is packed with interesting articles and over 200 tables and graphs. Affordability and benefits Universal credit As part

  • Focus on influencing: January 2016 Subscription

    07/01/2016Policy and practice

    However, we continue to push for the need for a range of housing to make sure we are providing homes that are truly affordable for everyone see our comment on the latest right to buy sales figures, the governments plans to directly commission homes