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  • Focus on influencing: December 2018 Subscription

    11/12/2018Policy and practice

    Improving housing standards CIHs policy and practice officer David Pipe was featured on BBC Look East, talking about improving standards in social housing see (3mins 50 seconds) New publications, blogs and webinars CIH

  • Focus on influencing: November 2017 Subscription

    21/12/2017Policy and practice

    Take a look at our member only briefing What you need to know about the budget 2017 and watch head of policy Melanie Rees talking about what the budget means for housing and read Melanies blog on the Budget in Public Finance New publications,

  • Focus on influencing: October 2017 Subscription

    14/11/2017Policy and practice

    Following a number of recent government announcements Melanie Rees has written a blog taking stock of the progress the government has made to date on the things we asked for in our budget submission. You can also see Melanie and Steve Hayes,

  • Focus on influencing: February 2015 Subscription

    10/02/2015Policy and practice

    It originated from an early conversation between Domini Gunn, CIHs Director of health and wellbeing, and Jon Rouse Dept of Healths Director General of social care, local Government and Care partnerships. It has been some time in development but

  • Focus on influencing: September 2017 Subscription

    05/10/2017Policy 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: Melanie Rees, head of policy attended

  • Focus on influencing: April 2018 Subscription

    16/05/2018Policy and practice

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, chaired the Social Housing conference Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a TCPA roundtable to discuss the National Planning Policy Framework and affordable housing Faye attended the launch

  • Focus on influencing: July 2017 Subscription

    11/08/2017Policy and practice

    Sector showcase fixed term tenancies, a look at how organisations are using the tenancies several years after their introduction What you need to know about research, help and guidelines if you are carrying out a research project Five ways to help

  • 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: June 2018 Subscription

    17/07/2018Policy and practice

    Suspending right to buy to stem the loss of social rented homes; removing the barriers stopping councils from replacing homes sold under the scheme and looking at more effective ways to help people access home ownership Shifting investment from

  • Webinar recap: The social housing green paper Subscription


    Webinar recap: The social housing green paper CIH head of policy Melanie Rees and CIH policy and practice officer David Pipe discuss the content of the green paper with fellow CIH members to help shape our response to government. If you missed it,