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Meet the Malcolm Smith award winner 2020

The Malcolm Smith prize is awarded for the best piece of work focusing on housing law or policy during the last academic year by a student in Scotland, studying up to MSc level. We caught up with the 2020 winner, University of Stirling student Caitlin Kane, to find out more about her studies and plans for the future.

27/10/2020

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Home is where the harm is – living in lockdown in poor housing

In this blog, Professor Philip Brown discusses ‘Lockdown, Rundown, Breakdown,’ a new study highlighting the lived experience of people who were living in poor-quality, non-decent, accommodation in lockdown and sets out their coping strategies.

27/10/2020

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Letting agents, are you up to date with training requirements?

Carrying out letting agency work (as defined in the 2014 Act) without being registered is a criminal offence and could lead to a fine of up to £50,000, up to six months in prison or both.

21/10/2020

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Are managing long-term health conditions and achieving meaningful career development mutually exclusive?

The short answer is no, but there is a much longer nuanced answer very much based on individual resilience, the support of your friends, and the quality of your employer. As a member CIH’s equality, diversity and inclusion steering group, I offered to tell my story.

19/10/2020

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Focusing on the road to recovery

Next week, Bill Fullen, chief executive of Believe Housing will be part of the opening panel session at our North East virtual summit – an opportunity that has come at such an important time for housing providers.

15/10/2020

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Celebrating Black History Month – What’s in a name?

CIH’s company secretary, Mary Aluko, has another name – one not many people in her working environment know after a recruiter one day advised her to use another instead. In this blog to mark Black History Month, she shares her experience of equality, diversity and inclusion through her career.

14/10/2020

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Redefining inclusion: why actions are always louder than words

COVID-19 has changed the world beyond anything we could have imagined. From not seeing family or work colleagues to exercising more and showing appreciation for the NHS, we’ve all had to rethink and redefine what’s important in our lives.

13/10/2020

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A new lease of life – the latest report from the Housing Ombudsman Service

Housing Ombudsman, Richard Blakeway shares more about the new report from the Housing Ombudsman Service, A new lease of life: Spotlight on leasehold, shared ownership and new builds: complexity and complaint handling.

12/10/2020

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Learning at Work Week 2020: My learning journey – Rebecca Mallory

This Learning at Work Week, Chartered Institute of Housing members are sharing their learning journey’s. In this blog, Rebecca Mallory, tenancy officer from Newark and Sherwood District Council shares an insight into her housing career.

08/10/2020

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Learning at Work Week 2020: My learning journey to fellowship – Catharine Hinton

CIH fellow, Catharine Hinton, shares more about her career in housing and learning journey that brought about her fellowship status.

07/10/2020

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The new Domestic Abuse Capacity Building Fund – what does it mean for councils?

Under the new Domestic Abuse Bill, councils will have a duty to provide support for victims of domestic abuse.

06/10/2020

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Learning at Work Week 2020: My learning journey – Jonathan Conway

This Learning at Work Week, Chartered Institute of Housing members are sharing their learning journey’s. In this blog, Jonathan Conway, community services team leader from Newport City Homes shares an insight into his housing career.

06/10/2020

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Can social housing rebalance the homelessness equation?

Chloe Fletcher, policy director at the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) discusses the latest NFA Best Practice report which concludes current government strategy on homelessness, focused largely on crisis management rather than prevention, is failing to balance the homelessness equation.

30/09/2020

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Need for housing innovation and disruption

Fiona Clandillon, associate director of the Scottish Futures Trust discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has made us reflect on the inequalities within our housing system and how we need to think innovatively to invest in the future of our homes

25/09/2020

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The right homes in the right places – why we need a Healthy Homes Act

The homes and neighbourhoods we live in are foundational for our health and wellbeing, and to enabling us to flourish. That is why the Healthy Homes Act developed by TCPA is so important and why CIH is supporting the campaign – because it is not just about the numbers of new homes we need but the quality of them, and making sure we deliver the right homes in the right places.

22/09/2020

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A plague on our houses?

This week, during homes at the heart of settled future, Ben Marshall, research director at Ipsos MORI, has put together a detailed blog, explaining what recent research he’s conducted can tell us.

22/09/2020

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Leadership in housing – a looming capability gap?

Kate Cooper, The Institute of Leadership & Management head of research, policy and standards, discusses research conducted on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Housing which precipitated the new joint membership offer launched today by CIH and The Institute.

17/09/2020

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Marking Scottish Housing Day

As we look to build back better after the pandemic, the future of social housing is becoming a question about what we want the future of our nation to be. So, with the Scottish Government coming to the end of its current affordable and social homes programme, what role should social housing play in our economic and social recovery?

16/09/2020

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Sustainability and Killynure Green, Northern Ireland

Our homes have never been more important to us than they have been during COVID-19. Everyone deserves a safe, secure, comfortable place to call home. Not just in the middle of the crisis, but always. That’s why we’ve launched Homes at the Heart, a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. This week, our focus is homes at the heart a greener country, centring on decarbonisation, tackling climate change and retrofitting homes. Choice Housing from Northern Ireland share an overview of their Killynure Green development.

07/09/2020

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Living well in an accessible home

The Homes at the Heart campaign is a great way to shine a spotlight on social housing. This week’s theme – homes at the heart of living well – is something very close to Habinteg. As a housing association specialising in accessible homes, it’s a theme that resonates with disabled tenants and their families as Sheron Carter, CEO of Habinteg explains.

26/08/2020

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Domestic abuse – why we really must make a stand now

The recently appointed Domestic Abuse Commissioner has spoken of plans to monitor which landlords are offering a good service in relation to domestic abuse. Alex Gibson, CIH policy and practice officer, highlights why housing must not waste any more time in putting its pledges into actions and truly tackling the crime.

25/08/2020

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A week in the life of a resident safety director – Sarah Stevenson-Jones

You may be wondering, what exactly is it that a resident safety director does? Sarah Stevenson-Jones from the London Borough of Enfield is here to give us a little insight into her typical week ahead of her session at next week’s Total Housing 2020.

25/08/2020

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Should the housing sector worry about the UK Single Market?

Earlier this month saw the UK government close their consultation on their Internal Market Bill. A piece of legislation most of the housing sector may understandably think was focused on homogeny of food, drink and pharmaceuticals for international trade deals. But could the proposed Bill affect how Scottish housing policy is determined in the future?

24/08/2020

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What does the new data on Universal Credit tell us?

Last week the Government started releasing the first sets of data about universal credit (UC) and housing benefit (HB) since the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The previous data set only covered the period up to and including February 2020. Although some data had already been released about the number of new claims (‘declarations’) for UC we did not know how many of these had resulted in an award. So, what does the new data tell us so far? Sam Lister, CIH policy and practice officer tells all.

20/08/2020

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CSJ calls for evidence on what it will take to roll out Housing First

This month sees the launch of a Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) study and call for evidence looking at what it will take to roll out Housing First for all who need it in England. Sarah Rowe, a senior researcher for the CSJ and a CIH member, shares more about this new study and the evidence still needed.

17/08/2020

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The impact of COVID-19 on first-time buyers in Northern Ireland

Our homes have never been more important to us than they have been during COVID-19. Everyone deserves a safe, secure, comfortable place to call home. Not just in the middle of the crisis, but always. That’s why we’ve launched Homes at the Heart, a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. This week, our focus is homes at the heart of making ends meet, centring housing affordability and supply. In this blog, Mark Graham, chief executive of Co-Ownership discusses how falling house prices may well lead to fewer first-time buyers

11/08/2020

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Blacks Gate - The challenges of building new homes & creating strong communities

Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus crisis, Radius Housing has continued to progress work on Northern Ireland’s largest mixed tenure housing development ‘Blacks Gate’, albeit with significant changes to health and safety protocols in order to ensure the site’s operations can continue along-side the public health guidelines set out to limit the impact of COVID-19. This flagship regeneration project (which has been nine years and counting in the making) may have encountered an unex-pected delay in recent months but it’s business as usual for now.

04/08/2020

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Now is the time for change – Daniel Revell-Wiseman

Recent events from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and COVID-19 have made me reflect more than usual. As a white male I cannot easily relate, however, as a gay man, I am able to provide some level of understanding having faced my own share of inequality in both my personal and professional life.

04/08/2020

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Tackling homelessness post-COVID – is opportunity knocking?

As COVID-19 made its way to England, around 15,000 people were safely but temporarily accommodated across the UK. Following on from a jointly hosted discussion between CIH and The Housing Network with a range councils and partners, CIH head of policy and external affairs, Melanie Rees reflects on the main learning points from the roundtable and what more we can do to end homelessness for good.

20/07/2020

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What does the UK Government’s Summer Statement do for Scotland?

In this new blog Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland looks at what the Chancellor’s announcement means for the housing sector in Scotland.

20/07/2020

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Social housing regulation in the “new normal”

At the beginning of July, Fiona MacGregor, chief executive of the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH), sent out a letter to all registered providers (RPs) with more than 1,000 units indicating that the RSH will start to scale up its regulatory activity in line with the easing of pandemic measures. Ellen Damlica from Penningtons Manches Cooper shares what this means for RPs moving forward.

15/07/2020

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Diversity is power

CIH’s head of membership, Rebecca Clarke, reflects on 2020, the perceptions she has had challenged, and what more we can be doing as a sector to champion diversity and equality.

15/07/2020

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England’s Affordable Homes Programme: will it be bigger in 2021/22?

Following on from recent announcements around the Affordable Homes Programme, CIH policy advisor John Perry unpicks some of the detail and what this means moving forward.

14/07/2020

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Housing Ombudsman: Complaint Handling Code

In his latest blog for CIH, Housing Ombudsman Richard Blakeway talks about the recently published Complaint Handling Code and gives us an overview of the objectives it aims to address.

09/07/2020

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Housing providers must do more to support victims of domestic abuse

The Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) hosted a discussion with key stakeholders, including CIH Scotland, on 30 June to explore the need for policy interventions to support victims of domestic abuse during and after the Coronavirus pandemic.

07/07/2020

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What can we learn from Germany’s private rented sector?

It may come as a surprise to some housing professionals that there are now more households living in the private rented sector (PRS) than in social housing. In England, the PRS is now the second largest sector after owner occupation. The PRS has more than doubled over the last 20 years, while social housing has halved since right to buy was introduced in the 1980s.

03/07/2020

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Looking back at Robert Jenrick’s speech at the International Housing Summit

The first day of our International Housing Summit opened with a pre-recorded message from Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Melanie Rees, our head of policy and external affairs, shares her thoughts on what she heard.

30/06/2020

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Community-powered tech to support homeless households

Seb Barker, COO at Beam, shares his understanding on the complexity of homelessness but also how it can be solved through joint working where every organisation plays to its strengths.

26/06/2020

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What has sustainable IT got to do with the housing sector?

Ahead of his session at International Housing Summit, 2 July, Tech does good, Tom Greenwood, managing director, Wholegrain Digital, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities Green IT brings to the housing sector.

25/06/2020

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Putting homes at the heart of recovery

Our homes have never been more important to us than they have been during the coronavirus crisis. For some people, home has been a sanctuary. For others, it has been a prison. As we launch Homes at the Heart, a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing, CIH chief executive, Gavin Smart shares his thoughts on why it’s so important to put homes at the heart of recovery.

24/06/2020

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Going back into education

Going back into education, especially when there has been a long break, can be scary. Having taught alongside my own studies, I have seen students come in from many different backgrounds with each having their own worries and fears about what the courses hold for them.

23/06/2020

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Having got through, we need to get ready. But ready for what?

Karen Lynch, vice chair SEUK, former CEO Belu Water, non-exec Home for Good Glasgow, and speaker at our International Housing Summit shares her thoughts on the last few months. 'This time has shown me how much of a business's success is down to having and embedding the right values'

23/06/2020

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Operational priorities in a post-COVID world

Where should our operational priorities be in a post-COVID world? Housing professional Stuart Davies offers some thoughts.

18/06/2020

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Scotland needs 53,000 affordable homes

Today CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to build 53,000 affordable homes over the next Parliament (2021–2026) and to commit to a capital investment programme of at least £3.4 billion over five years.

12/06/2020

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How can we keep allocating homes safely during the Coronavirus pandemic?

As part of our response to Coronavirus, we have been speaking to members about their experiences and we also contribute to two housing resilience groups which have been formed to bring together representatives from the housing sector, local and national government to address issues arising from the pandemic. A frequent concern that keeps being raised by social landlords has been whether new lets should continue during the pandemic and if so, how can this be done safely?

05/06/2020

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Time is running out to halt evictions and prevent homelessness

In three weeks’ time, unless the government imposes a further delay, courts will be able to start dealing with eviction cases again. There are mounting fears that many tenants have built up arrears and, without forbearance by landlords, there could be a huge increase in evictions and homelessness. That’s why here at CIH, we decided to make this issue a priority when developing our response to the coronavirus crisis.

04/06/2020

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Our new found respect for evidence must extend to the homelessness field

The Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) aims to inspire government at all levels make more and better use of data and evidence when making important decisions about how to tackle homelessness. Since its launch two years ago, there has been a whirlwind of activity geared towards this end, including the publication of a new book, Using Evidence to End Homelessness.

03/06/2020

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Don't forget about dementia

While we have all been busy trying to adapt to new ways of working and everything in our working and personal lives seems to revolve around Coronavirus, it can be easy to overlook almost everything else. But this is a gentle reminder that this week is Dementia Awareness Week.

01/06/2020

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Dan's tips for lockdown wellbeing

This #ShineaLight week we're focussing on the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing during these trying times. Today Dan Revel-Wiseman, head of operations at care and support providers Look Ahead, gives his top tips for staying strong in lockdown.

26/05/2020

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Learning shouldn't stop for lockdown

Professionalism in housing and continuing to build knowledge, skills and behaviours is an important part of being a housing professional. This Learning at Work Week, we’re celebrating with lots of discussions about training and development, as well as lots of blogs from across the sector about why continuing to learn is exceptionally important. In this blog, Andrew Smith, learning and development officer tells us why, within the Kingdom Group, learning hasn’t stopped for lockdown.

20/05/2020

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The route to chartered membership

Professionalism in housing and continuing to build knowledge, skills and behaviours is an important part of being a housing professional. This Learning at Work Week, we’re celebrating with lots of discussions about training and development, as well as lots of blogs from across the sector about why continuing to learn is exceptionally important. In this blog, Matthew Dicks, CIH Cymru national director tells us his about his journey to chartered membership through the experience professional route.

19/05/2020

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See the person, not the tenure. See the person, not the stereotype

See the Person is the name for the campaign led and organised by social housing tenants and staff to help combat the stigma associated with those who live in social housing. In this blog, campaign team members Fiona Brown from Progress Housing and Pam Hankinson from South Yorkshire Housing tell us all about the campaign, the research that’s been done so far, and what more we need to do to end the stigma in social housing.

18/05/2020

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Being bold with CIH

Professionalism in housing and continuing to build knowledge, skills and behaviours is an important part of being a housing professional. This Learning at Work Week, we’re celebrating with lots of discussions about training and development, as well as lots of blogs from across the sector about why continuing to learn is exceptionally important. In this blog, Laura Breeze, housing officer from Linstone Housing tells us all about being bold.

18/05/2020

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Why landlord loans need to be extended

Last month the Scottish Government passed temporary legislation to extend private sector rental notice periods for most eviction grounds to six months. It is right and essential that tenancies are supported given the pressure on incomes and jobs from COVID-19. But as rent arrears increase, we need to ensure all landlords are given the right support so that our housing system is not inadvertently allowed to implode.

15/05/2020

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Reclassification bill is very welcome, but action on Housing Executive right to buy a ‘missed opportunity’

There was a collective sigh of relief in Northern Ireland’s housing sector on Thursday says Justin Cartwright, CIH national director for Northern Ireland. However, the long-awaited legislation to address the reclassification issue was not everything we hoped for.

12/05/2020

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COVID-19 vs Social Housing

In his latest guest blog, Neil Clapperton, chief executive of Grampian Housing Association shares what his organisation have been doing to support the current national emergency.

11/05/2020

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What does being a housing professional mean to me?

We may be in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, with our sector dealing with drastic change, but for Stephanie Harrison, executive director of operations and customer services at Regenda Homes, what it means to be a housing professional, even in the current climate, is unchanged. What does differ is that the value of what we do has been magnified to the outside world.

28/04/2020

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Lleisiau tai 2

Mae'r ymchwil a gynhyrchir gan Tyfu Tai Cymru wedi'i hymwreiddio'n uniongyrchol yn mhrofiadau'r bobl sy'n byw ac yn gweithio mewn cymunedau ym mhob cwr o Gymru. Bob blwyddyn rydym yn cynnal fforymau lle y gweithiwn yn galed i greu gofod agored sy'n cefnogi pobl i fyfyrio ar eu profiadau eu hunain, ac mae hyn yn amlwg yn ansawdd y sgyrsiau sy'n digwydd yn ystod ein digwyddiadau.

27/04/2020

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Housing voices 2

The research produced by Tyfu Tai Cymru is directly rooted in the experiences of people working and living in communities right across Wales. Every year we hold forums where we work hard to create an open space that is supportive of people reflecting on their own experiences and this is demonstrated in the quality of conversations that happen during our events.

27/04/2020

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A guessing game for housing policy

Where do we go from here? Today CIH policy officer Alex Gibson scans the horizon to see what we’ll need to do once COVID 19 is finally beaten.

23/04/2020

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Thirteen, anti-social behaviour review and COVID-19

Thirteen Group was already working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour, and as senior tenancy support service manager Angela Corner explains in today’s blog, that’s got more important – and more urgent – in the current crisis.

21/04/2020

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Maybe we have a chance here to finally see off homelessness

Many on the frontline of our health and wider public services are still in the firefighting stage of the Covid-19 pandemic – rightly focussed on saving lives. But some are starting to think about what the landscape will look like after we come out the other side – what will the challenges be and will there be real change? National Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru, Matt Dicks, argues that it provides an opportunity to consign homelessness to the history books.

20/04/2020

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The weight of managing arrears during the COVID-19 crisis

Today Laurinda Hornblow, head of income management at Sovereign, blogs on income management during current crisis. This links in with the CIH best practice notes on supporting tenants with arrears and COVID-19.

16/04/2020

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The positive difference we can make in housing

In our newest guest blog, Neil Toner, partner and head of real estate from Devonshires, talks about why, during the continuing coronavirus outbreak, housing professionals should focus on some of the positive differences we can make in housing.

16/04/2020

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Dealing with complaints during coronavirus - guidance from the Housing Ombudsman

Ahead of his webinar at 1500 today, Housing Ombudsman Richard Blakeway looks at how the Covid-19 outbreak may affect how housing providers handle complaints.

15/04/2020

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New housing guidance on domestic abuse and COVID-19

Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland have published new guidance for social landlords to assist them in responding robustly to domestic abuse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

15/04/2020

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How can the UK’s social housing stigma be overturned?

Social housing plays an essential role in the UK’s housing and social environment and yet there is an unwarranted stigma attached to it. This stigma greatly exacerbates the challenges many lower-income households in social housing face. But how to stop the stigma? CIH fellow and mentor Michael Guest explains what his academic research taught him about this problem.

14/04/2020

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Helping to make a house a home

In our latest blog, Helen Bradley, head of business development from Family Fund Business Services talks about the work they have done with local councils to save money on furnishing their homes to help even more people in need.

14/04/2020

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Employability in rural areas

Victory (part of the Flagship Group) is a relatively small housing association with around 5,000 homes. The employment support team are a small but close-knit group of just three support officers and their manager, covering the two thousand or so square miles of wonderful Norfolk. Employment support officer Louise Bennett tells us about the rural nature of the county and the challenges this brings for the team and communities.

08/04/2020

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Housing is more than just rents and repairs

Housing organisations today need to adopt a more holistic approach to service delivery – gone are the days of simply collecting the rents and carrying out repairs. Welfare reform means that now more than ever, we need to have a hand in supporting residents to find work, as Jo Miller, employability manager from Nottingham City Homes, explains.

06/04/2020

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Social housing is ‘high investment priority’ in Northern Ireland – UK Housing Review 2020

Justin Cartwright, CIH’s national director for Northern Ireland, looks at what the UK Housing Review reveals about social housing in the region.

01/04/2020

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In our response to COVID-19, we must prioritise victims of domestic abuse

In a comment piece for the Herald this morning, CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk makes the case for parliament and the housing sector to do more to safeguard women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the current lockdown.

01/04/2020

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Northern Ireland’s housing response to COVID-19

The Department for Communities has published its housing response to COVID-19. CIH policy and engagement manager Heather Wilson says for the most part, these measures are aimed at two things: avoiding rent arrears and providing security of tenure during this uncertain period.

30/03/2020

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Affordable Housing Commission report - conclusions in the light of the Covid-19 outbreak

Over the past 18 months the independent Affordable Housing Commission has undertaken a wide-ranging review of housing affordability in England. The final report has more than 50 recommendations and calls for a collective effort, led by government, to rebalance the housing system to make housing affordable again. In his guest blog for CIH, commission chair Lord Best discusses the research's main findings in relation to the current coronavirus pandemic.

27/03/2020

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Housing response to coronavirus-related hate

With coronavirus cases in the UK increasing daily, housing providers are working hard to protect staff and tenants in a constantly changing situation. As Birmingham City University senior research fellow Kusminder Chahal suggests, they should also think about how they might respond to community tensions and reported hate incidents. In today’s guest blog, Kusminder offers five steps that housing providers could take to respond to hate-related incidents.

26/03/2020

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Case and place - a new approach to housing management

As we face the challenges of Covid-19, it may feel like a strange time to be reflecting on the evolution of housing management. However, the principles of good housing management are more important than ever as the service adapts to an unprecedented situation, as Sovereign divisional director Stuart Davies explains.

24/03/2020

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Why do we need housing professionals?

Why do we need housing professionals? In today's guest blog, Annalisa Howson, service improvement manager at Waverley Borough Council Housing and CIHSE board member and end point assessor talks about why she feels the professionalism of the housing sector is extremely important.

20/03/2020

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A small in-house team with a big heart

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, Melissa O’Donnell, head of operations at Golden Lane Housing talks about the brave step they made to start delivering their own property repairs, earning them a place on the shortlist for the direct labour organisation of the year.

19/03/2020

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Delivering a cladding replacement project in a changing environment

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, Kier group share their experience of a recent cladding replacement project in Bolanachi Building in Bermondsey, South London.

17/03/2020

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Will Budget 2020 ‘get it done’ for housing?

After only four weeks in the job, last week Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget statement. It contained some big ticket items including a package of measures to mitigate the Covid-19 outbreak and substantial investment in infrastructure projects under the banner of ‘getting Britain building.’ Compared to almost a decade of austerity-driven budgets, it felt like quite a spending spree, says CIH's head of policy Melanie Rees. But, to borrow the Chancellor’s repeated catch-phrase, will it ‘get it done’ for housing?

17/03/2020

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We need to recognise housing as a profession - Jenny Galbraith

At the start of this month I attended CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival for the first time and I frequently heard former CIH president Jim Strang being quoted as saying, “housing professionals can make more of a difference in a day than many professions do in a lifetime”. This made me reflect on my own experience of studying and working in the housing sector.

17/03/2020

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Assets and repairs: new ambitions for a new decade

When it comes to asset management and repairs, with the new decade comes a whole raft of challenges, explains Housing Dynamics founder Richard Medley.

16/03/2020

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Together we can make a real difference

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. This year’s event will be taking place in May, bringing together hundreds of housing professionals. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, John Verge, chief executive of Golden Lane Housing talks about what they’ve been doing to support those with learning disabilities across the UK, which has earned them a place on the shortlist for best supported landlord.

12/03/2020

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Become disruptive to be innovative

Speaking at two of our upcoming events, Total Housing 2020 in Brighton and Tai 2020 in Cardiff, Ian Wright, managing director of the Disruptive Innovators Network shares what he’s most looking forward to speaking about during his sessions.

11/03/2020

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Putting community at the heart of housebuilding

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. This year’s event will be taking place in May, bringing together more than 1,200 senior housing professionals. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, Countryside explain what they’ve been up to be nominated to win the homebuilder of the year award.

10/03/2020

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Time to level-up: local authority housing and planning capacity in the North

In a guest blog for CIH, Brian Robson, executive director at the Northern Housing Consortium, talks about why it’s an exciting time to be living and working in the North of England.

10/03/2020

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Housing conferences? Aren’t they just mini-breaks by the seaside?

We're just two weeks away from Total Housing 2020, and here's the chair of CIH's policy advisory committee Clare Powell to make the point that housing conferences are certainly not about paddling and sandcastles.

09/03/2020

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International Women's Day - we all need she-roes

Today is International Women's day, and here with her thoughts on the day and her experiences is CIH's head of membership Rebecca Clarke.

08/03/2020

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The rewarding road of housing - Steffan's story

Our second guest blog this National careers Week Friday comes from Steffan Beange, who works at emh group. Read about all the great things Steffan has done in his five years in housing, and it's no surprise he'd recommend it to anyone as a career.

06/03/2020

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On a really good day, you save someone's life - Laura's story

Laura Dillon has worked in housing for 12 years. She started out on a three-week contract as a customer service officer. Now she's a housing manager at Waverley Borough Council, with a team of eight housing officers. As Laura explains in her blog for National Careers Week, working in housing can be - literally - life-saving.

05/03/2020

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A matter of justice

Ahead of his session at Total Housing on 25 March, former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal OBE calls for greater leadership from housing professionals to help tackle some of our most intractable social problems.

05/03/2020

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Helping you into housing - filling the knowledge gap

It’s UK National Careers Week, and part of CIH’s role in making housing a career of choice for our young people is working with our partners to make sure there are the right education and training channels to access the sector. Here’s an example of what we’re doing, from Northern Ireland.

04/03/2020

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Filling the knowledge gap in housing

It’s UK National Careers Week, and part of CIH’s role in making housing a career of choice for our young people is working with our partners to make sure there are the right education and training channels to access the sector. Here’s an example of what we’re doing, from Northern Ireland.

04/03/2020

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How did you get into housing? Katie's story

This morning’s National Careers Week guest blog comes from 23-year-old Katie Barker, who has been an assistant HR business partner at Grand Union Housing Group since February 2018. When Katie attended Sandy Upper School in Bedfordshire, she didn’t know what she wanted to do…

04/03/2020

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"I wanted to make a difference..." Why Gemma chose housing

This afternoon our National Careers Week blog comes from Gemma Packham, who's a customer service advisor for Honeycomb Group. For Gemma, it's all about customer service and the value of customer experience

03/03/2020

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Housing was 'a calling' for Ruth

It's day 2 of National Careers Week 2020, and our morning blog comes from CIH Housing Futures Cymru's Ruth Davies, who works as wellbeing manager at Pobl Group.

03/03/2020

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What does a career in housing look like? Chloe’s story

Today in the first day of National careers Week 2020, and we’re kicking off our series of special guest blogs with Chloe Whiteman, who works at Waverley Borough Council.

02/03/2020

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Official rough sleeping statistics - not the full story

CIH policy and practice officer Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke recently wrote a blog on how we should be gathering and using the best evidence to inform our responses to homelessness, and how the Centre for Homelessness Impact are going about building this evidence base. Today Yoric takes a look at the latest government statistics on rough sleeping in England. The statistics show a nine per cent fall in rough sleeping in the last twelve months.

02/03/2020

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What makes a landlord great?

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. This year’s event will be taking place in May, bringing together more than 1,200 housing professionals. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, Dave Richmond, assistant director of neighbourhoods and housing from Hull City Council talks about what makes a good landlord and what they’re doing in Hull to be the best they can be.

01/03/2020

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Health equity in England – ten years on from the Marmot review

It is now ten years on from the original report into health inequalities by Sir Michael Marmot and in the recent review of what has happened since, the picture it revels is stark, with life expectancy stalling in England and actually declining for women in the poorest 10 per cent of areas. CIH's senior policy and practice officer Sarah Davis takes a look at the review's findings.

27/02/2020

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Let’s move to a more digital world

The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. This year’s event takes place in May, bringing together more than 1,200 senior housing professionals. Over the next few months, organisations and individuals shortlisted for a UK Housing Award are giving an insight into their work and why they have been nominated. In this blog, Lisa Watson, IT business partner shares more about Let’s Move, a new fully automated and online application system, that have put Accent Group in the running to win the Innovator of the Year: Technology award.

26/02/2020

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Embracing the world of new technology - technofear v technojoy

As we move into the 2020s we need to stop holding back, open our minds and embrace what the future holds. There’s a whole world of new technology, inventions and innovations that can help us in our work. In his blog ahead of hosting a seminar at our Assets and Repairs event in Edinburgh, Stewart Little, CEO of IRT Surveys talks about technofear, and how our lives could be improved if we invest in more tech.

24/02/2020

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Making better use of evidence to end homelessness

Last week saw the launch of the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s updated SHARE framework and a suite of new homelessness indicators. Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke from our policy and practice team takes a look

18/02/2020

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When you leave poverty in the past, your life becomes difficult to retrace

Ahead of her session at Scotland's Housing Festival on 4 March, author Cash Carraway's guest blog gives a taste of her experiences and what led her to write Skint Estate.

18/02/2020

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A fast-track for beauty and an end to ugliness?

While all of us can list - probably many - examples of ‘ugly’ new housing developments, the ‘beautiful’ list may be considerably shorter. In her first blog since joining the CIH policy and practice team, Hannah Keilloh looks at the final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

18/02/2020

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East Kent gives a helping hand through the UC maze

The introduction of Universal Credit (UC) has changed the way many of tenants have to manage their household finances, with many increasingly responsible for making sure they pay their rent while managing the transition to the new benefit. As East Kent Housing director of customer services Matt Gough explains, landlords can make a big difference to how easy this can be.

17/02/2020

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Circle celebrates first social housing public-private funding partnership

Circle Voluntary Housing Association has agreed a landmark €51 million investment package to deliver around 250 new homes over the next 12 months. Circle’s chief executive John Hannigan explains the charity’s plans to provide social and affordable housing for families across the country through an innovative partnership with the private banking sector.

13/02/2020

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Occupational therapy - the power to help people aspire

Successfully bringing together housing, health and social care requires a range of skilled professionals. Home Group’s Lindsay Courtney explains why occupational therapy plays a key role in supporting its customers.

13/02/2020

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The Brexit business risk for UK landlords

Of the three million people from the EU believed to be living in the UK, nearly two thirds are tenants and about 15 per cent rent their home from a social landlord. We don’t know how many EU nationals work for social landlords, but it must be in the tens of thousands. As CIH policy and practice officer Sam Lister explains, these are all factors that landlords need to take into account in their business planning.

03/02/2020

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"A good rounded understanding"

In the first of our National Apprenticeship Week blogs, Lauren Mason from Clarion Housing Group gives her thoughts on how her apprenticeship is expanding her learning and career horizons.

03/02/2020

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Food for thought

In her first CIH blog, the newest recruit to our policy and practice team Alex Gibson takes a look at why so many people are still needing to use their local foodbank.

27/01/2020

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New homes from empty houses

In his first guest blog for CIH, Circle Voluntary Housing Association head of property services Russell Grainge talks about how approved housing bodies are bringing empty properties back to serve people in housing need.

24/01/2020

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Measuring a wellbeing economy

Should growth in gross domestic product (GDP) be pursued at any and all cost? Or should the goal of economic policy centre around how happy and healthy a population is, not just how wealthy it is? In her session at the upcoming Scotland Housing Festival in March 2020, Dr Katherine Trebek, a research director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance will talk about the importance of having an economy work for us and not having us work for an economy. Here’s a little taster of her session.

24/01/2020

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What does it mean to be a proud housing professional?

Whether we work in repairs and maintenance, housing management, tenancy sustainment or customer engagement – our work has a huge impact on peoples’ lives every day. That's why, as CIH knowledge management officer Asif Mahmood explains, we need to raise the profile of our profession and shout loud about the excellent work we do.

20/01/2020

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How do you feel about furnished tenancies?

With around 400,000 children in the UK without their own bed to sleep in at night, End Furniture Poverty's Claire Donovan wants to hear from you about how furnished tenancies could help.

16/01/2020

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New Decade New Approach: What Northern Ireland’s new deal means for housing

New Decade New Approach is the deal that has successfully seen the restoration of the Northern Ireland power-sharing Executive. Heather Wilson, policy and engagement manager at the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland welcomes the heavy inclusion and elevation of housing throughout the text of the deal and looks forward to working with the Department for Communities to ensure housing remains a priority for the new Northern Ireland Executive.

13/01/2020

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Housing priorities for the new year

CIH Scotland policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at where we are at the beginning of the new year and what 2020 might have in store for the housing sector.

07/01/2020

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Let's get housing right in 2020

CIH chief executive Gavin Smart looks ahead to a new year, a new UK government and how we can work together as a sector to get housing working for everybody.

02/01/2020

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General election poll - housing still isn't getting enough attention

Our members' opinion panel has spoken! By a large majority members think housing hasn't had enough attention in the election campaign.

12/12/2019

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Housing matters – to voters

Rather predictably, the general election campaign has been dominated by Brexit and a tight group of domestic issues – but not housing. In today’s general election blog, Riverside’s director of strategy and public affairs Hugh Owen says our politicians ignore housing at their peril – there’s votes in it.

10/12/2019

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Housing is not just a numbers game - quality matters too

All of the political parties have committed to developing more new homes at scale, reflecting the widespread appreciation of the housing crisis we are facing. But, as CIH senior policy officer Sarah Davis explains in our latest general election blog, we need to think very carefully about the type of houses being built and quality of those homes and how they can be adapted and changed to meet the needs and aspirations of our current and future population.

05/12/2019

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Haven or Hell? Time to challenge our assumptions on ageing-in-place

None of the parties in the general election seem to be challenging the assumption that older people always prefer to age-in-place. While this may be true for many individuals, we shouldn’t assume it’s always the best option for all older people. Occupational therapist Helen Brown of Sheffield University says it's time to challenge our own assumptions.

03/12/2019

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It’s a do or die moment

All the main parties are putting forward energy efficiency measures in some form. In our latest general election blog, CIH's John Perry and Orbit's Christoph Sinn look at how the sector responds and whether it can frame an ambitious yet realistic programme and do its part in tackling the climate emergency.

02/12/2019

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Frozen Out Scotland

CIH policy and practice officer Jennifer Galbraith examines the implications of the LHA freeze for Scotland.

26/11/2019

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Mel's general election blog - CIH's head of policy's key asks of the parties

Ahead of the 12 December General Election - the third in the six years I’ve been doing this job – we’ve been hearing that the ‘people’s priorities’ are: health, education and crime. But what about housing? We did some polling with Ipsos MORI earlier this year which showed that three-quarters of those interviewed think housing is in crisis, 60 per cent think that the political parties don’t pay enough attention to it, and 55 per cent think it has been discussed too little in recent years. And the latest Ipsos MORI polling places housing at number 10 in the list of issues that voters see as important.

25/11/2019

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Taking the plunge - why so many housing associations are diving in to capital markets

Since the late 1980s housing associations have been dipping their toes into the capital markets, but now, more than ever, they are jumping in with both feet. In our latest blog featuring speakers at our North East conference this Thursday and Friday, Home Group chief executive Mark Henderson explains why more are taking the plunge - and securing strong outcomes.

19/11/2019

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CIH fellowship - sending a clear message you care about professionalism to the people you serve

In this week's guest blog, Ashfield District Council director of housing and assets and deputy chief executive Paul Parkinson FCIH describes his fellowship journey.

11/11/2019

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95% of new supported housing is completed with outdated tech

In our latest guest blog, Appello chief executive Tim Barclay draws on a recent survey with CIH's member opinion panel to make the case that there is not enough focus on providing housing fit for older people today.

04/11/2019

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CIH response to Grenfell Inquiry

Terrie Alafat sets out CIH initial response. Find out what you can do now to prepare for the coming changes.

31/10/2019

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We need to talk about dementia

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September and this year’s focus is on breaking the stigma faced by people living with dementia. In this blog, CIH Scotland’s Policy and Practice Manager, Ashley Campbell explores how the housing sector can support people to live well with dementia.

19/09/2019

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As a sector, we must do better to help victims of domestic violence

The approach to helping victims of domestic violence needs to change and our new guidance is aimed at addressing that, writes Callum Chomczuk, national director of CIH Scotland.

27/08/2019

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Attitudes to council housing: pride or prejudice?

Late last summer the housing green paper: ‘A new deal for tenants’ stimulated a healthy debate at Waverley’s Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee: “Was there stigma in our housing service and community?”

22/08/2019

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Interview with George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator

In this new interview for CIH Scotland, George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator offers his thoughts on the new regulatory framework for social housing which came into force in April 2019.

19/08/2019

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A new Framework for supporting people living with dementia

It is estimated that 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia and this number is expected to increase significantly as our population continues to age.

19/08/2019

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Scottish Housing Day 2019 makes the case for housing as a human right

Ahead of this year's Scottish Housing Day on September 18th, CIH Scotland's national director Callum Chomczuk explores the possibilities for creating a human rights based approach to housing in Scotland in this new blog.

06/08/2019

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Housing Futures Cymru panel are recruiting

It's now time to recruit more panel members- Are you full of ideas about what the Welsh Government should do about the housing crisis?

05/08/2019

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Why Housing First really matters for Scotland

In this new opinion piece, featured in the Herald Scotland, CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on the importance of getting Housing First right in Scotland.

21/05/2019

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Become a social housing digital champion

Find out how you can help your tenants get online by becoming a social housing digital champion.

02/05/2019

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Four simple ways to improve your tenants' health and wellbeing

In this new guest blog for CIH Scotland, Dr Steve Rolfe from the University of Stirling and Dr Lisa Garnham from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health provide an update on research looking at the contribution of housing organisations and staff to their tenants' health and wellbeing.

30/04/2019

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Queens Cross reassures its EU tenants over Brexit

In the lead up to Brexit, Queens Cross Housing Association outlines the steps that it is taking to help its EU national tenants prepare.

30/04/2019

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Get involved in our professionalism project

We want to hear your thoughts on professionalism in the housing sector. Find out more in this new blog.

16/04/2019

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'Make a Stand forced me to think about what I could do and what my company could do'

Jane Nelson, managing director of building services specialist MD Group, explains why her company was the first to sign up to CIH's new Make a Stand supporters' pledge to help tackle domestic abuse.

08/04/2019

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UK Housing Review highlights Scottish supply challenges

In this new opinion piece, CIH Scotland's national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on some of the key Scottish findings from the UK Housing Review.

04/04/2019

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Open Doors - Reducing Inequality in the PRS

Open Doors in an innoviate Big Lottery funded project in partnership with Tai Pawb and RLA. This blog is by Nazia Azad-Warren

15/03/2019

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Sex for rent: The harsh reality of a broken housing market

As the Housing Woman Cymru campaign to end sex for rent. Katie from Merthyr Valleys Homes tell us the story of the sickening practice of people offering free rent in exchange for sex or sexual acts.

15/03/2019

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Surviving Economic Abuse

By Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Director, Surviving Econmic Abuse

15/03/2019

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Tackling stigma in social housing

Has social housing become stigmatised? Ahead of her session at Total Housing, Grand Union Housing chief executive and CIH vice president Aileen Evans argues that a safe, secure home should be seen as a right – just as much as the right to good healthcare and an education.

21/02/2019

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Together we can solve poverty in Scotland

Ahead of his session at Scotland's Housing Festival, Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores how we can solve poverty by working together.

20/02/2019

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What is Frontline Futures 2?

We caught up with Melys Phinnemore, Development and OD Partner to find out more about Frontline Futures 2.

20/02/2019

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Mental health in the private rented sector

High-quality, stable housing is key to maintaining good mental health and vital for recovery from mental illness, says Mind senior policy and campaigns officer Glenn Page.

20/02/2019

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Webinar recap: It's time to talk race - if not now, then when? M

We were delighted to be joined by leading race speaker Dr Karl George MBE in this thought-provoking webinar.

20/10/2020

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Virtual CIH membership roadshow - via Teams - October 2020 M

At this time of immense change, making the most of your CIH membership is invaluable.

16/10/2020

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Webinar recap: Honest conversations: Promoting equality and ensuring diversity M

This webinar aimed to advance conversations around what equality and diversity means in a Northern Ireland context. It enabled participants to gain an understanding of how the area of equality and diversity has progressed over the years in Northern Ireland, as well as opening up an honest conversation around what more can be done promote the role of women, ethnic minorities and LGBT+ within our organisations.

15/10/2020

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Webinar recap: The future of diversity in the social housing sector M

Webinar on the future of diversity in the social housing sector.

14/10/2020

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In Conversation recap: with Mark Pearson and Adele Rae M

In this virtual event, CIH Yorkshire and Humberside regional board member, Helen Smith was In Conversation with Mark Pearson, CEO of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, and Adele Rae, tenant board member to discuss how they have driven collaboration and tenant voice throughout the organisation and into their recent Corporate Strategy “Together 2023”.

13/10/2020

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Webinar recap: Seize the moment: Enhancing the opportunities for new ways of working M

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had to work differently and adapt to new practices. As we start to look at what comes next, what aspects of our work do we want to take with us and what do we leave behind?

05/10/2020

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Webinar recap: The social housing safety net: being the best we can be M

It’s more important than ever that social housing providers understand the difficulties that residents have experienced in the past or likely to experience in the future. It is in our interest to work with our residents and see what part we can play to make things easier. We want to keep as many of our residents in their homes as possible and want fewer people to be struggling.

02/10/2020

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Webinar recap: No drains, no cranes: water infrastructure and housing development M

Having clean running water is vital for good health and something that many of us take for granted every day.

18/09/2020

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Webinar recap: Scottish Housing Day: The value of social housing M

With the Scottish Government considering the size and scale of its next affordable and social housing programme, this debate came at the perfect time.

16/09/2020

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Webinar recap: Owning your future: Building your rapport to nurture relationships M

Building rapport with staff and getting to know your team is an effective way of building relationships and achieving results quickly. However, a leader’s role isn’t to be everyone’s best friend, but to lead in a way that inspires trust and confidence.

28/08/2020

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Webinar recap: Tipping point: Health and housing – building better partnerships M

Good housing is essential to our health and wellbeing. If there was ever any doubt about this, it has been well and truly extinguished by the Coronavirus epidemic which has cast new light on the inequalities within our society. People without a secure place to live or space to work and for children to learn and play have been hit much harder by the pandemic.

26/08/2020

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Webinar recap: Tipping point: On-going support coming out of COVID-19 M

The global pandemic has thrown up many many challenges, but also many opportunities, now more than ever our sector is at tipping point in lots of areas. We need to ensure that we continue to work, share ideas and best practice to inform and act in a positive way so that we can tip the balance in favour of our aims, ensuring that everyone has a safe place to call home.

18/08/2020

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Webinar recap: Tipping point: From bad to good, how COVID-19 has triggered a route to renewal M

The global pandemic has thrown up many many challenges, but also many opportunities, now more than ever our sector is at tipping point in lots of areas. We need to ensure that we continue to work, share ideas and best practice to inform and act in a positive way so that we can tip the balance in favour of our aims, ensuring that everyone has a safe place to call home.

11/08/2020

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Webinar recap: Planning for a pandemic M

Planning for a pandemic is all about managing risks. So, how do you manage technology risks?

06/08/2020

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Webinar recap: Developing and retrofitting: the low carbon agenda M

This webinar looked at the low- and zero-carbon agenda, retrofit of existing homes – opportunities and challenges and showed examples of developing new homes to higher energy standards including Passive House, zero carbon, Code 5, and Code 4

05/08/2020

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Webinar recap: The impact of COVID-19 on planned improvement programmes M

What will the post-COVID operating environment look like? Will it impact on existing improvement programmes? What will the expectations of governments be in terms of the decarbonisation agenda and how will this relate to the fiscal environment and other planned improvements.

30/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Outcome and value in construction and housing M

For construction and housing, the post-Covid recovery represents the opportunity to play a vital role in recovery; the construction sector and social landlords are both ready and keen to mobilise, have a national impact, and produce a high level of GVA output. But the flip-side is risk; of investing in solutions that aren’t fit for purpose, housing that doesn’t address societal need and a lost opportunity to decarbonise

22/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Working in partnership with contractors during COVID-19 M

As the UK begins to ease the restrictions of the COVID-19 lockdown, organisations will need to start re-establishing partnerships with their contractors and suppliers.

16/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Social housing allocations for now and the future M

The complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has brought housing into a sharp relief and means it is more important than ever that we are clear of the need and purpose of social housing in Wales. A central part of this is the allocation policies and processes that support people to access social housing in Wales.

15/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Getting your repairs service back up and running during COVID-19 M

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased, what will the impact be on repairs and maintenance services? How will organisations deal with the backlog of repairs, reach out to customers in a meaningful way and manage customer expectations?

08/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Bonfires to beacons: community cohesion in Northern Ireland M

Celebrations of culture and heritage can be an important part of life for some and a contentious issue for others. Tanya, Gavin & Mark examine the role social housing landlords can play in supporting communities explore the diverse range of opportunities available to them in reimaging celebrating their cultural heritage differently.

07/07/2020

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Webinar recap: Homelessness during coronavirus and beyond M

People who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living in poor conditions are at a much higher risk of poor physical and mental health and the coronavirus outbreak has placed this inequality into even sharper focus. Local and national governments have been working quickly to ensure that every person has a safe place to live during the outbreak and that people can move if they need to. Rough sleepers have been offered temporary accommodation so that they can self-isolate safely and temporary legislation has been introduced to prevent evictions.

18/06/2020

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Webinar recap: COVID-19 impact on the Northern Ireland economy and property market M

This webinar provided an economic update for the COVID-19 crisis within Northern Ireland.

15/06/2020

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Webinar recap: Communications and Coronavirus: what works? M

Effective communication is key when dealing with and managing the many problems presenting themselves during the current Coronavirus crisis. Whether it’s scaling up communications to support customers or providing critical daily internal updates for employees, this webinar aims to help housing organisations to deliver on their promises to support communities. Find out what works when it comes to ensuring messages are clear, considered and current so that the correct people are aware of the right information at the right team.

10/06/2020

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Webinar recap: Supporting vulnerable people to live independently through the COVID-19 crisis M

The initial phase of the housing sector’s and the government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis was ensuring that the homeless, particularly rough sleepers, who often have very complex needs, were found safe and sustainable accommodation for the period of the lockdown. This meant ensuring that they received the support services they needed to be able to isolate and adhere to lockdown protocols. Supporting people with complex needs in the current environment has been a monumental task that the support and sheltered housing sectors have dealt with admirably, in often very difficult circumstances. We were joined by Cymorth Cymru director, Katie Dalton, who shared how supported housing professionals have responded and what lessons have been learnt..

08/06/2020

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Webinar recap: COVID-19 and front-line housing M

This webinar looked at how the current situation has evolved work for front-line housing staff and young professionals and the transition to remote working and good practice on working remotely.

05/06/2020

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Webinar recap: Ensuring equality during lockdown M

Our speakers, Alicja and Hannah, explored how the Coronavirus crisis is impacting the poorer and more vulnerable people in our communities and throwing up barriers to the way that we would normally provide services. Alicja will discuss how we can ensure that we maintain equality in the allocation of housing options and support services provision during the COVID-19 lockdown.

03/06/2020

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Webinar recap: Shine a light on mental health M

We were joined by our president Aileen Evans for this session on mental health and housing. Learn more about the mental health toolkit that has been created especially for the housing sector. We also heard from experts in the field of mental health and from leading housing organisations on how they have applied best practice for both staff and residents alike. Alicja will discuss how we can ensure that we maintain equality in the allocation of housing options and support services provision during the COVID-19 lockdown.

29/05/2020

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Webinar recap: Welfare benefits and Coronavirus M

All of the recent changes made to the main out-of-work and in-work welfare benefits have been made as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Hear from our panel of experts as they focus on help with housing costs through universal credit and housing benefit.

20/05/2020

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Webinar recap: The future of sheltered housing M

The expert panel looked at the housing needs of our ageing population and whether the current sheltered housing stock is suitable for purpose.

18/05/2020

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Webinar recap: ASB think tank M

The expert panel look at tackling ASB in the current lockdown environment.

13/05/2020

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Webinar recap: Partnership working with housing, health and social care M

Building and maintaining effective partnerships between housing, health and social care is a key way to ensure people are able to stay safely in their homes and can return home as soon as possible after any hospital stays. This webinar looked at partnership projects and how these have been adapted to be able to deliver in the new world of lockdown. Care and Repair Cymru shared their ‘hospital to a healthier home’ project and Warmer Wales discussed how they are supporting people in their homes using remote technology.

07/05/2020

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Webinar recap: EU settlement scheme, what you need to know M

The webinar also provided attendees with a level of insight into future immigration routes following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

06/05/2020

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Webinar recap: Supporting older people during the Coronavirus pandemic M

This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from the experts in the sector reflecting on their own experiences to help your work in supporting older people through this international public health emergency.

29/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Investing in healthier homes, decarbonisation and sustainability M

Tyfu Tai Cymru and Public Health Wales hosted this webinar to discuss the steps we need to take to ensure we are able to meet the requirements for decarbonisation while also investing in healthy homes now and in the future. The Ombudsman has engaged with a large number of landlords reflecting the breadth of its membership. This is reflected in the guidance which covers the most common, specific queries and concerns that landlords have raised. This webinar covered some of the key areas in the guidance.

23/04/2020

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Webinar recap: The Coronavirus Act 2020 - the implications for landlords and tenants M

This webinar explored the provisions contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill and the implications for landlords and tenants. It also considered some of the emerging practical issues and potential responses.

17/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Safer by design M

This webinar covered the need for and the methodology behind Safer by design, and how architects and housing professionals can economically and practically incorporate the framework. The Ombudsman has engaged with a large number of landlords reflecting the breadth of its membership. This is reflected in the guidance which covers the most common, specific queries and concerns that landlords have raised. This webinar covered some of the key areas in the guidance.

15/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Dealing with complaints during the coronavirus M

The Housing Ombudsman has produced guidance for its member landlords which sets out best practice in how to engage with the Ombudsman during the Covid-19 crisis, along with guidance on dealing with complaints raised by the residents during this time. The Ombudsman has engaged with a large number of landlords reflecting the breadth of its membership. This is reflected in the guidance which covers the most common, specific queries and concerns that landlords have raised. This webinar covered some of the key areas in the guidance.

15/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Digital inclusion in housing during social distancing M

This webinar explored how housing organisations can continue to support their tenants, particularly those who are most vulnerable, with digital inclusion support in a time of social distancing and self-isolation due to coronavirus.

09/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Dealing with domestic abuse during self-isolation M

Our panel discuss why isolation and lockdown is a concerning and potentially dangerous time for victims of abuse and what professionals can do to ensure we identify, support and provide a safe environment for all.

07/04/2020

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Webinar recap: Tackling disrepair claims M

Successfully Tackling Disrepair and Fitness for Human Habitation Challenges - a webinar presented by Paul Lloyd, partner at Capsticks LLP

12/03/2020

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Webinar recap: The power of reverse mentoring M

This webinar will cover LGBT+ Reverse Mentoring at Home Group. The topics covered include: • What it is • Why we did it • How it works • What we ‘ve got out of it • Top tips for setting up Reverse Mentoring

12/12/2019

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Webinar recap: Topical housing teasers M

The topical housing teaser webinar will take a look at some key functions of a housing management service. We’ll explore all things Anti-Social Behaviour, Safeguarding and Tenancy Fraud. We’ll also share views on the current national policy agenda including Brexit and how this can impact the housing management function. If you sign up to this webinar, you can expect a lively presentation, packed full of hints and tips in how to deal with some of these complex issues.

10/12/2019

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Webinar recap: Domestic abuse and technology M

This webinar mini series will provide an introduction to how perpetrators use technology to perpetrate domestic abuse and how to support survivors to stay safe online. It will also highlight how technology can be used to stay safe and safely leave an abusive relationship.

14/10/2019

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Webinar recap: Membership strategy: board members briefing M

This webinar is a board members briefing on the membership strategy and will cover off 4 key areas: Where are we now in membership? What are the objectives? How can we get there? How can we all work together?

20/09/2019

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Webinar recap: Getting your house in order: writing policies and procedures M

Writing effective policies and procedures for your organisation can be challenging. How do you know that you are applying and interpreting the law correctly when needed? Does the wording of your policies make that all clear and easy to understand?

18/09/2019

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Rethinking membership - find out what's happening where you are

Our Rethinking membership project aims to reimagine the way we connect with and support CIH members in their local area - get an update on our progress so far in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

29/05/2019

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New chair for CIH London board

Faisal Butt, lead commissioner for housing at Barnet Council, takes over from Kate Dodsworth.

17/04/2019

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Getting to know: CIH London board member Dan Short

Get to know CIH London board member Dan Short, managing director at Greenacre Recruitment.

17/04/2019

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Housing must be at the centre of policy on poverty

In this new opinion piece for Challenge Poverty Week, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at the role of housing in helping to address poverty.

01/10/2018

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Professional development for CIH members

Check out all of our latest resources to support your career and professional development in one place - including webinars, mentoring, online courses and more.

26/09/2018

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Meet our 2018 Malcolm Smith Award winner

We caught up with Meg Deasley, the winner of the 2018 Malcom Smith Award, to find out more about her housing career and her reasons for undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing at the University of Glasgow.

24/09/2018

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CIH Vice President addresses rally against eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow

CIH Vice President Jim Strang attended a rally on Saturday (4th August 2018) to demonstrate against proposals by accommodation contractor Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow. You can read Jim's speech in full below.

06/08/2018

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Scottish Housing Day 2018

Join us at the parliamentary reception for Scottish Housing Day 2018.

01/08/2018

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'I'm excited by the ways data and technology can be harnessed to help us'

What is going digital and how are social landlords going about it? Incommunities chief executive Geraldine Howley explores some of the findings from CIH's new Going digital: gearing up for the future report - produced in partnership with Incommunities and Halton Housing.

19/06/2018

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Instagram live: Human library with Rob Gershon M

Missed the instagram live session with Rob Gershon?

01/12/2017

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Instagram live: Human library with Nick Atkin M

Missed the instagram live session with Nick Atkin? Watch Nick's presentation on the future workplace, the rise of self serve and making yourself heard.

24/11/2017

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Instagram live: Human library with Gemma Stockdale M

Missed the instagram live session with Gemma Stockdale? Find out all the new Under 30's membership rate. #fivepoundfuture

03/11/2017

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Instagram live: Human library with Evie Copland M

Missed the instagram live session with Evie Copland? Find out all about her career journey in housing and advise.

06/10/2017

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Meet new team member Ruth Cullen as she settles into her role as customer services coordinator

We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce our new customer services coordinator, Ruth Cullen and tell you about some of the exciting initiatives that we are putting in place for our members in Northern Ireland.

02/06/2017

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Presentations from Making the rental strategy work

Here you can upload pdfs from each of the presentations at the conference

30/05/2017

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Presentations from Living in the city

Below you'll find presentations from CIH Northern Ireland's Living in the city seminar

26/05/2017

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London - board member biographies

Catch up with the London regional board.

26/10/2016

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Presentations from How to build an effective workforce 2016

The How to build an effective workforce event took place on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at the Park Plaza hotel, Cardiff.

15/09/2016

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Autumn Statement - call for views

We need your help in our continued call for government commitment to shared ownership.

23/08/2016

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Shared Ownership Week

Shared Ownership Week runs from September 15 to 21 - here's how you can get involved.

23/08/2016

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CIH events debrief papers M

Below are debrief papers from our most recent events for you to download.

01/05/2016

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The Octavia club launch

The Octavia club is a new initiative from the CIH London board, aimed at newer members and members studying for a CIH qualification.

19/04/2016

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Drink think tank 6

Drink think tanks are a forum for CIH London members to debate the key subjects and pose questions on many relevant housing issues. The sixth session in this popular series took place just before Christmas.

19/04/2016

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South East conference keynote: How affordable is affordable?

Having heard at other sessions about the supply of housing, another hot topic for debate was the issue of affordability.

17/03/2016

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South East conference masterclass: The growth deal

Within this masterclass there was an explanation about the June 2013 Spending Review which saw the government ask Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to develop multi-year local economic plans, which would then be used for negotiations on 'growth deals' with the government. These deals would see LEPs awarded funding from the single growth fund, created in the 2013 Spending Review.

17/03/2016

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South East conference masterclass: Reimagining sheltered housing

This was a lively session. Peter Huntbach of Brighton and Hove City Council spoke about applying an “asset and deficit” approach to understand residents’ needs, whilst Jo Linney of CIH provided an overview of the current risks and the links to the health and wellbeing agenda.

17/03/2016

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South East conference keynote: What’s happening in Whitehall?

With housing having climbed high on the political agenda during recent months, delegates were keen to hear from Gaby Hinsliff - a columnist with the Guardian and former political editor with the Observer - about what needs to be done to keep it there. Gaby acknowledged that there had been a focused shift towards home ownership and that the government’s drive to build new homes does not recognise the need for more affordable housing.

17/03/2016

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South East conference keynote: Health and housing

At a time when the housing sector needs land in order to develop new homes, the surplus land held by the NHS could be an excellent partner to assist in the delivery of this increased supply.

17/03/2016

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South East conference international keynote: Detroit & Windsor - a tale of two cities

As part of the South East International Group, CIH members and guests recently visited the USA and Canada to look at large scale, inner city decline and regeneration projects. Chris Moquet, CIHSE International Group and Jerry Paffendorf, Loveland Technologies provided an overview of the visit.

17/03/2016

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South East conference international masterclass: India 2016 – a photographic tour

CIH South East International Housing arranges international visits for CIH members (and guests). To date, more than 40 visits to 15 countries on four continents and over 1,000 people have joined the visits.

17/03/2016

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South East conference keynote: Devolution - what are the opportunities?

This was a broad session which covered all aspects of devolution.

17/03/2016

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South East awards: The winners

During the conference, more than 200 people celebrated the achievement of those who had submitted entries for the CIH South East awards.

17/03/2016

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South East conference keynote: Walk tall – Simon Weston CBE

Looking back to 1982, the war between Britain and Argentina following the latter’s invasion of the Falkland Islands seems some time ago.

17/03/2016

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South East conference masterclass: Developing a commercial approach

This was a jam-packed session where David Montagu from L&Q, Sharron Webster from Trowers and Hamlins and Matt Vosper, Secure Parking and Storage covered a range of diverse models which could be applied to develop a commercial approach.

17/03/2016

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CIH Canada webinar: Planning for the next generation - attracting and motivating Generation Y  M

Find out more about how we can prepare for the next generation of housing professionals in this member-exclusive webinar.

23/02/2016

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CIH Canada webinar: Frontline futures - a changing mindset for service delivery M

Find out how frontline roles are changing in this member-only webinar

23/02/2016

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CIH Canada webinar: Building your organisation's future leaders now M

Find out more about how to create the housing leaders of the future in this member-exclusive video.

23/02/2016

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CIH Canada webinar: Perfecting the pitch - packaging housing for politicians and voters  M

Find out more about how to package an easy-to-understand and compelling message in this member-exclusive webinar.

23/02/2016

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Board member recruitment

Could you be a CIH East Midlands board member?

22/02/2016

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Breakfast briefing summary – January 26, Hinckley

CIH East Midlands hosted a well-attended breakfast briefing in January. We were pleased to have CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat present to offer a frank assessment of where she sees the challenges for housing professionals in these days of seismic change for the sector.

22/02/2016

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CIH Presidential dinner

In February, ten representatives from the East Midlands attended the CIH Presidential dinner at the Natural History Museum, London. This was a great opportunity to network with others and to hear from speakers, including CIH President Geraldine Howley and John Healey MP.

22/02/2016

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Lunch and learn: repairs and maintenance – event summary

In November the East Midlands board held a ‘lunch and learn’ event which focused on the subject of delivering repairs and maintenance in the new landscape.

22/02/2016

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Get engaged!

There are many benefits to being a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing - as a member you have access to a wide range of information and resources, including guides and briefings full of practical tips and access to member-only webinars on hot housing topics.

12/02/2016

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Get on board!

From 15 February 2016, the West Midlands board will be actively seeking to appoint new board members for a three year term of office.

12/02/2016

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West Midlands board member profile: Neil Jackson

We hear from WM regional board member, Neil, whose links between housing and acting make for an interesting mix.

12/02/2016

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Health in All Policies - what's it all about?

Did you know that 50 per cent of the factors which determine the quality of a person’s health are social, economic and political? Taking healthy life expectancy as an example, people in the poorest neighbourhoods live on average seven years less long than those in the richest areas and can expect to live with 17 years of life-limiting illness.

12/02/2016

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Legal update - an overview

The West Midlands regional board's first event of the year was the very popular 'legal update', held at Stafford & Rural Homes. The presentation was delivered by Paul Lloyd of Whiteheads Solicitors and the event attracted over 60 enthusiastic delegates. The update covered many of the main pieces of legislation and case law which have been implemented in the past twelve months as well as looking at what is on the horizon for the housing sector.

12/02/2016

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Presentations from PRS Summit 2015

Check out the presentations from the PRS Summit 2105 which took place on 15 July at the Future Inn, Cardiff Bay

17/07/2015

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Leading diversity by 2020 - the challenges

CIH's Presidential Commission on leadership and diversity is calling on housing organisations to sign up to and deliver against 10 challenges by 2020.

24/06/2015

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OneCIH 2015 presentations M

Copies of available presentations delivered at OneCIH 2015

12/06/2015

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Webinar video: Building your resilience M

Find out more about the member excluisve webinar with Ann Burton.

14/05/2015

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Webinar video: Social value – What is it, how do we measure it and how do we build it into our work? M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with John Perry, CIH Policy Advisor

28/04/2015

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Webinar video: General election 2015 – what will it mean for housing?  M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with David Pipe, CIH Policy and Practice Officer.

23/04/2015

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CIH Eastern region conference - save the dates

This year’s conference will be held on 10 - 12 November so make sure you save the dates as it promises to be better than ever!

09/04/2015

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Eastern Outlook: New care home for Bedford

Bedford Citizens Housing Association (BCHA) is in phase one of its £11 million redevelopment located in Kimbolton Road, Bedford.

09/04/2015

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Eastern Outlook: Next lunch & learn events

We have another round of lunch & learns coming up in May so here’s some advance warning of the dates.

09/04/2015

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Eastern Outlook: £150k to help local people into work

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP has invested £150,000 into three voluntary and social enterprises to help get local people back into paid work.

09/04/2015

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Building your resilience for success at work

This free short webinar, exclusive to CIH members is designed to help members in their career and support them to succeed. The webinar will be held on Thursday 14 May 11am - for up to one hour.

09/04/2015

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Stephen Cook - Just the job!

Vice President candidate Stephen Cook discusses the contribution housing associations make to the wider economy.

20/03/2015

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Julie Fadden: Our welfare system should provide for the most vulnerable in society

Vice President candidate Julie Fadden shares her views on the bedroom tax.

20/03/2015

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Webinar video:Understanding hoarding disorder M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Jack Moore and Dominique Blundell.

19/02/2015

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Webinar video: How to…promote mobility among existing tenants  M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Charlotte Smith CIH Specialist Advisor.

29/01/2015

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Webinar Video: Effective responses to anti-social behaviour  M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Chris Grose, Head of ASB Advisory Services at Capsticks solicitors and Dave Lockerman, Head of Housing Management at B3Living

21/01/2015

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Webinar video: Voids... Voids... Voids M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with John Thornhill, CIH Senior Policy Advisor

13/01/2015

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Points West: My time as a housing apprentice

CIH South West’s youngest board member Jordan McKenna shares his experience starting out as a housing apprentice at Cirencester Housing

19/12/2014

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The new ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – opportunities and challenges

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has been three to four years in the making, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that all of the relevant partners are on board and ready to go with the new tools.

19/12/2014

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Points West: Homes for Britain – help us end the housing crisis in a generation

The next general election is the time to make it happen. That is why organisations from across every corner of the housing world have joined forces to create the Homes for Britain campaign.

19/12/2014

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Points West: The Other Housing Event

The seventh CIH SW ‘Other Housing Event’ took place at the Palace Hotel in Torquay on 20 -21 November. This popular two-day event was well attended by frontline housing professionals working in the south west and expertly chaired by BBC News home editor, Mark Easton.

19/12/2014

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Points West: CIH SW Conference and Exhibition 15 – 17 April 2015

2015 will be an exciting year for CIH SW’s popular annual showcase event, with a new focus and brand new venue.

19/12/2014

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EM Update: Membership benefits

During 2014 CIH has introduced even more benefits for being a member - some of the most popular benefits where you live included free regional events (including the first ever East Midlands student conference) and free webinars on topics including equality and diversity and tenant scrutiny.

18/12/2014

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EM Update: What does the East Midlands housing crisis look like?

CIH and NHF have both recently published reports that give valuable insight into the housing crisis facing the East Midlands as a whole, but also how this varies from one authority area to another.

18/12/2014

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EM Update: Health and housing event

In November, the East Midlands Board held a very successful event on the topic of health and housing in Kettering.

18/12/2014

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EM Update: 50 years a CIH member!

This year, East Midlands Board Member David Greatorex celebrates 50 years as a member of CIH – we asked him to share his membership journey with us.

18/12/2014

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Webinar video: General election 2015 – our hopes for housing M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with David Pipe CIH Policy & Practice Officer

26/11/2014

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Webinar video: Holiday Pay – Should you be changing your arrangements M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive video with Matthew Wort, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP.

25/11/2014

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Webinar video: Lean Business Improvement  M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Julian Beaney, Business Services Director of Service Matters.

12/11/2014

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Webinar video: Creating sustainable tenancies M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Charlotte Smith Specialist Advisor in the CIH’s Making Best Use of Stock team and Sharon France New Tenancy Manager, Wakefield and District Housing

05/11/2014

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Webinar video: Careers webinar – my path into housing

Find out more about this webinar with Elly Hoult, Business Improvement Manager, Orbit Group and Angela Ellis, Head of Community Investment, Raven Housing Trust

22/09/2014

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Webinar video: Progressing your career M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Wendy Murphy of the Centre for Mentoring and Coaching

22/09/2014

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Webinar video: How to increase demand for Hard to Let properties M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Fleur Priest-Stephens specialist advisor, and the manager of the making best use of stock (MBUS) team at CIH.

10/09/2014

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Webinar video: Tenant Scrutiny - getting it right M

Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with John Thornhill, Senior Policy and Practice and Learning officer at CIH, Andrew Shaw, “Lead Scrutineer” – Halton Housing Trust and Mark Harvey, Housing Services Manager – Halton Housing Trust

09/09/2014

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Webinar video: New Approaches to Allocations M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Josie Wainwright CIH Specialist Advisor and David Taylor, Director for Customer and Communities at Midland Heart

20/08/2014

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Webinar video: Embedding Social Value into Purchasing Activities M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Gary Stephens, Procurement Director, Orbit Services

06/08/2014

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Webinar video: Housing and general election – what we know so far M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with CIH Policy and practice officer David Pipe

05/08/2014

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Webinar video: Housing options for older people: a new role for retirement housing? M

Find out more the CIH member exclusive webinar with Sarah Davis our CIH expert

02/07/2014

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Webinar video: New approaches to tackling tenancy fraud M

Find our more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Fleur Priest- Stephens CIH Specialist Advisor

12/06/2014

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Webinar video: Supporting your tenants to find a Mutual exchange M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Charlotte Smith Specialist Advisor in the CIH’s Making Best Use of Stock team and Joseph Hemmings House Exchange Customer Relationship Officer

04/06/2014

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James Caspell - Rising Star finalist 2014

Read the latest information on James and his campaign

27/05/2014

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Emma Lindley - Rising Star finalist 2014

Read the latest information on Emma and her campaign

27/05/2014

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Nicola Laycock - Rising Star finalist 2014

Read the latest information on Nicola and her campaign

27/05/2014

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Webinar video: How should social landlords manage risk in the new commercial operating environment? M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Afzal Ismail, Orbit Services Executive Director and Amandeep Jhawar, Orbit Services Risk and Compliance Director

22/05/2014

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Webinar video: The difference between being an expert and being a professional M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Dave Bramley Education Officer CIH

08/05/2014

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Webinar video: Social innovation in housing: learning from practices from Europe M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Darinka Czischke, Darinka Czischke Consulting.

07/05/2014

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Webinar video: New approaches to tenant insight M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Debbie Larner Head of Practice at CIH

15/04/2014

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Webinar video: Migration to the UK and its housing implications M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with John Perry CIH policy adviser

07/04/2014

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Webinar video: Think Family – the role of housing providers in the Troubled Families agenda M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Lisa Martinali, Community Regeneration Director and Michelle Wilkins, Support Services Manager from Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVCHA)

02/04/2014

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Webinar video: New approaches to fixed term tenancies M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Debbie Larner CIH Head of Practice and Fleur Priest- Stephens CIH Specialist Advisor

28/03/2014

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Webinar video: Learning through experience M

Find out more about this CIH member exclusive webinar with David Bramley, Education Officer, CIH

26/03/2014

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Webinar video: Developing your people through a coaching culture M

Find out more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Yvonne Castle of YCChange Consultants Ltd

18/03/2014

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CIH Scotland AGM 2014 M

The CIH Scotland 2014 annual general meeting took place at the SECC, Glasgow, as part of the CIH Scotland annual conference and exhibition on 12 March 2014.

13/03/2014

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Annual membership survey M

This month we're inviting members from across the UK to tell us their views about their membership and professional development. Entries can win their 2015 membership subscription in a prize draw.

10/03/2014

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