Entries by dellwood

Meet our new executive team

It’s been an exciting time for the NHC! Earlier this month, our Deputy Chief Executive, Tracy Harrison was appointed to the role of Chief Executive, and we welcomed a new Executive Director (Policy & Public Affairs), Brian Robson who joined us from Homes England. The new executive team also includes Executive Director, Catherine Wilmot, who […]

Jo Boaden CBE is given great send off

Earlier this month we marked the retirement of our Chief Executive, Jo Boaden CBE, with a very special reception at the House of Lords. The event was hosted by Lord Best and guests heard from NHC Chair, Tom Miskell OBE who championed Jo’s great work in building the NHC into the organisation that it is […]

Johnnie Johnson Housing and “The Armed Forces Covenant”…

…but just what, exactly, is The Armed Forces Covenant?  Hi, I’m Yvonne Castle, CEO of Johnnie Johnson Housing and a Board Member of our wonderful Northern Housing Consortium. I’d love to hear if you’ve signed the Covenant and what success stories you have! A bit about Johnnie – Johnnie Johnson was a real person.  He […]

Digital Transformation in the Public Sector: The Magic Trio for Success

By Chris Bartlett, Business Unit Director – Public Sector, SoftwareONE Consumer expectations of how services should be delivered today are high. Increasingly, we have come to see online, convenient access to public services – whether paying council tax, reporting a pothole, or applying for a school space – as the norm. In April 2016, the […]

Stepping into Housing Leadership

With the NHC set to launch a training programme for new and aspiring housing leaders, Glynis Osbourne discusses the importance of investing in first-time managers. Here are our top 10 reasons to invest in first level management The Northern Housing Consortium and Thinking Success UK will soon be launching their Stepping into Housing Leadership Programme. […]

End of ‘no-fault’ evictions in the Private Rented Sector

In what is described as ‘a generational change’ to the lettings sector, Section 21 evictions, known as no fault evictions, will be abolished under plans to be put out to consultation. The announcement came with no warning and despite considerable pressure from landlord organisations following last year’s consultation on longer tenancies who said that the […]

Spring Statement 2019 – a look behind the headlines

  The Spring Statement on 13 March, delivered amidst a flurry of Brexit votes, was accompanied by several noteworthy housing and planning messages intended to support the government’s continued ambition to raise housing supply to reach 300,000 a year on average. A three-year Spending Review will be launched before the summer recess and will be […]

TV Licensing – Community Relations Team

The TV Licensing Community Relations team was set up to better interact with organisations that play a big part in their local communities. We are committed to making our information accessible to everyone in the community, and we work with a range of organisations such as housing, caring, money advice and multilingual groups to achieve […]