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  • Focus on influencing April 2017 Subscription

    27/04/2017Policy and practice

    The role of housing in effective hospital discharge, a free briefing Changes to starter homes represents a significant shift, a blog from David Pipe Understanding hoarding, a webinar Fixed term tenancies how and why are they being used, a webinar

  • Focus on influencing December 2016 Subscription

    09/12/2016Policy and practice

    Higher value sales levy Gavin Barwell has written to local authorities to tell them that the higher value asset sales levy which is intended to fund the extended right to buy for housing association tenants -will not be applied for the next financial

  • 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

  • Regeneration revival: summary report

    09/05/2016Policy and practice

    This approach will be beneficial in some areas but needs careful consideration and good management. Acknowledgements With thanks to CIH and Poplar HARCA for supporting this research, particularly Gavin Smart, Melanie Rees, David Pipe, Laura Shimili,

  • Regeneration revival? Making housing-led regeneration work

    09/05/2016Policy and practice

    Regeneration revival? Making housing-led regeneration work across England In January 2016 the Prime Minister announced a new programme to support regeneration. This latest research seeks to address what the potential benefits of housing-led

  • 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: May 2016 Subscription

    12/05/2016Policy and practice

    Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, attended a Carers UK roundtable to discuss bringing the housing and care sectors together Sarah attended a Local Government Association roundtable on housing and employment John Perry, policy adviser,

  • Homelessness prevention…it’s always better than cure


    Homelessness prevention…it’s always better than cure Before chairing the workshop on Wales' homelessness prevention duty on day 2 at TAI 2016, Melanie Rees takes a look at the legislation that's getting quite a bit of attention from outside the

  • Focus on influencing: May 2015 Subscription

    18/05/2015Policy and practice

    Melanie Rees & Sarah Davis met with Guinness to discuss housing tomorrows older people Sarah spoke to the rural housing alliance about election messages on rural housing Sarah attended a TCPA round table looking at person centred and social planning