Entries by dellwood

Guest blog – More councils using Locata’s document upload module

Locata’s document upload enhancement is being used by increasing numbers of housing schemes across the country. The 13 partners forming the Kent Homechoice scheme, four more in the West London partnership, New Forest and North Herts were some of the first councils to take the update to their CBL system. There are now several more […]

Creating the capacity to deliver on our housing ambitions

On June 24th, over 40 NHC members joined with the NHC and Homes England for a joint workshop on local authority skills and capacity.  The highly interactive session was focused on understanding and responding to local government capacity needs. The Homes England team presented their emerging thinking on the agency’s role in providing the skills […]

Time to put #HomesAtTheHeart of the North’s recovery

Building and improving homes must be at the heart of the North’s economic and social recovery from the coronavirus crisis.  That’s the message from right across the North’s housing sector, and it’s why the NHC was delighted to add our support to the #HomesAtTheHeart campaign being coordinated by the National Housing Federation, CIH and other […]

#OurNorth – Net zero

Decarbonising the North of England’s existing housing stock will be central to the UK’s climate ambitions, with figures from 2017 showing that 26% of all carbon emissions across the northern regions are from our existing homes. Work is under way, Local Authorities across the North have declared climate emergencies and Housing associations and ALMOs have […]

Mediaworks Goes Global With Record-Breaking Short Course

Award-winning digital agency Mediaworks and York St John University have received over 2,500 applications from across the world in just 10 days for their Virtual Digital Marketing short course. At the beginning of May, Mediaworks and York St John University agreed to produce and deliver a shortened introductory version of their MSc course. With businesses […]

Housing’s role in the North’s economic and social recovery

What role should housing play in the North’s economic and social recovery from Covid-19?  Over the last month, the NHC has worked with our members and GC Consulting to think through the economic and social impacts of Covid-19 on the North of England, and consider the ways housing can contribute to the North’s recovery, interact […]

Lockdown and housing conditions : new research project

The NHC is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Huddersfield on a new research project which will explore the impact of Northerner’s homes on their experience of lockdown. This will include issues like the standard and quality of homes, overcrowding and access to outdoor space. The research team will undertake interviews […]

Safe at home? Property standards during lockdown

This pandemic has shown just how much we all need a safe and secure home to retreat to. But for some of us, staying at home means spending more time in accommodation that does not meet basic standards of decency, risking the health and wellbeing of millions of Northerners. Northern Housing Consortium Member Engagement Officer Matthew […]

Sector-wide campaign launched to help meet huge demand for emergency food parcels

Our Chief Executive, Tracy Harrison, supports new sector-wide campaign launched by Accent Housing to help the Trussell Trust meet huge demand for emergency food parcels. Read more about the campaign on Accent Housing’s website. Accent Housing has launched a nationwide campaign to raise £1m for the Trussell Trust, which is working with its network of […]