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  • CIH NI annual conference round-up


    CIH NI annual conference round-up New tools for new challenges was the theme of CIH Northern Ireland's annual conference which took place this week in Belfast - we've put together some of the highlights to give you a taste of the event. Highlights in

  • Top tips for digital inclusion in Northern Ireland


    training for key workers and frontline staff to ensure their buy-in considering a re-design of existing online services to meet the needs of low-skilled users targeting support for those who are most excluded and for job-seekers working in

  • Digital inclusion practice notes Subscription

    09/06/2015Policy and practice

    The length of the copper and fibre optic cables limits the speed of a connection but copper wire limits it more, so it also makes a difference whether fibre optic cables are terminated at a cabinet near the users home (fibre-to-the-cabinet or FTTC)

  • Digital inclusion in Northern Ireland


    Just by introducing new methods of interaction, social landlords break down communication and participation barriers with their tenants and potentially appeal to those who don’t usually get involved. Digital inclusion is wider than merely expanding

  • Rural housing issues in Northern Ireland


    However on-going problems with latent demand testing, land availability and investment levels for new social housing provision will need to be addressed in order to avoid higher levels of unmet need. Moving planning responsibility to councils (from

  • How to get started with social media

    26/01/2015Policy and practice

    How to get started with social media Social media refers to websites and applications that enable users to create and share information and to network with others online. Its emergence as a mainstream online presence means the opportunities for

  • Webinar video: Thinking about the future of frontline housing roles Subscription


    Webinar video: Thinking about the future of frontline housing roles Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Dr Jo Richardson, Principal Lecturer in the Centre for Comparative Housing Research at De Montfort University, Leicester.

  • Using videos to communicate your message


    And always get a full breakdown of any quoted cost in advance, so that you know exactly what you are (and aren’t) getting for your money. Don’t assume cost is linked to how long a video is – you might think a shorter film will give you greater

  • Greening Your Organisation


    Greening Your Organisation Protecting the environment is good for the planet but it is also good for your organisation's bottom-line. This practice brief supports housing (or any office-based) organisation to reduce their environmental impact across