social housing

May pledges £2bn for affordable homes & calls for an end to social housing...

Theresa May has told  housing associations they have £2bn worth of investment over the next 10 years  in order to help ease the housing crisis
housing association

Catalyst Housing details new £900m contractor line-up

Catalyst housing association has increased the number of preferred contractors to deliver its annual building programme of around 800 homes
Developer-led regeneration

Report warns Manchester regeneration plans ‘aren’t fit for purpose’

Developer-led regeneration has "done very little" for the vast majority of Greater Manchester, according to a report by the Alliance Manchester Business School
cloud based systems

Civica wins five-year contract with Alliance Homes to consolidate IT systems

Civica, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services has won a new five-year contract with Alliance Homes Group to implement its cloud-based Housing Cx and Coldharbour community care software systems.
housing benefit tenants

Undercover investigation reveals discrimination against tenants on benefits

Five of England’s leading letting agents are discriminating against tenants on housing benefit, according to a new report by Shelter and the National Housing Federation
Low carbon technologies

Bridging the gap between intended and actual performance of low carbon technologies

Dr Terry Keech’s recent study into the barriers to achieving mass low carbon social housing has highlighted the knock-on effect planning policy can have on the entire supply chain. Here, he explains why
Right to Buy Pilot

Government launch £200m Right to Buy Pilot to boost social home ownership

Thousands of social housing association tenants are being given the chance to realise their dream of home ownership, with the launch of the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot
affordable homes

Green Paper: Sector urge more funding for affordable homes

The sector has responded to the Social Housing Green Paper, urging the government to provide more investment in social housing, as the plans for new affordable homes fall short of expectations
Social housing green paper

Social housing green paper proposals to give tenants more power

The long-awaited arrival of the social housing green paper has revealed a ‘new deal’ which aims to rebalance the relationship between landlords and residents, tackle stigma and ensure social housing can act as a stable base and support social mobility
supported housing

Supported housing funding to remain in welfare system

All supported housing funding will be retained in the welfare system, putting an end to the plan to fund short-term accommodation through council grants, the government has revealed
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.
retirement homes

Research reveals most desired retirement property features

Savoy Stewart analysed findings to find out the most desirable retirement property features and facilities older generations would pay more for.
Good Homes

£44bn housing budget should be re-prioritised, says new report

A radical shift in housing policy is needed to create good homes for every generation through a dramatic expansion of both social rented homes and homeownership, according to a new report
bathroom pods

£4.5 million contract to build bathroom pods for Canary Wharf’s new residential tower

Offsite Solutions awarded £4.5 million contract to create bathroom pods for Canary Wharf’s new residential tower at its new district, Wood Wharf.

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