Entries by David Hetherington

DCLG Secretary announces “wide-ranging” green paper on social housing

The Government will publish a “wide-ranging” green paper on social housing, the communities secretary announced this week. Speaking at the National Housing Federation (NHF) annual conference on Tuesday, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid said it is clear there needs to be a “fundamental rethink of social housing in this country”. […]

Housing’s role in the Northern Powerhouse

On 7th September, the NHC facilitated a members’ roundtable session (hosted by Newcastle City Council) with Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse Minister, when he visited the North East. The Minister was keen to emphasise his commitment to the devolution agenda and his passion for the role as a Northerner, and talked enthusiastically about the need to […]

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation in Social Housing

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the way tenant data is dealt with. From 25th May 2018, all organisations will need to ensure they comply with the new data protection legislation. At this stage the social housing sector needs to be aware of the changes and should start reviewing documentation, and whether processes […]

NEA’s ‘Improving Energy Efficiency In Communities’ Project

In 2017-2018 National Energy Action will build upon its partnership with EDF Energy to deliver another year of its Improving Energy Efficiency In Communities Project which aims to reduce the wider impacts of fuel poverty for households across England. The project provides FREE basic energy awareness training to frontline practitioners within voluntary and statutory organisations.   Training […]

Join the NHC Board – Apply to be a director today

2017 Election of Directors The overall management and strategic direction of the Northern Housing Consortium is entrusted to the Board of Directors who are subject to election each year from Full Member organisations. Under the Consortium’s governance arrangements, all nominations for the position of Director will be reviewed by the Board (or their nominated representatives), […]

Member Showcase – YHN Goes Dutch in Newcastle

The challenge of providing housing for our ageing population is often talked about in our sector and we’re all too aware of the competing factors at play when trying to meet this need.  When it comes to a deprived area in the middle of much-needed but not yet completed regeneration, the need for an innovative approach […]

NHC Submits Consultation Response to Housing White Paper

The Northern Housing Consortium has submitted its official response to the UK Government’s recent Housing White Paper. We welcome the opportunity to engage with government to support the development of an effective housing strategy that works for all localities across England. In shaping our response to the White Paper, we held a series of member […]