Entries by dellwood

Public Practice expands to the North of England: join us on 12th May to hear more

Public Practice, the social enterprise with a mission to build the public sector’s capacity to improve places, is expanding its placement programme to the North of England, to include the North-West, North East and Yorkshire & the Humber regions. This announcement comes as Public Practice’s national Local Authority Resourcing and Skills Survey finds that difficulties […]

Supporting you to create better homes and places

We’ve launched our ambitious new corporate plan – it sets out how we’ll support you over the next three years to help you create better homes and places. Created by our full staff team alongside our member-led Board, our Corporate Plan has been shaped by our members – through engagement activity, shared future challenges and […]

The real lives behind the ‘heat or eat’ headlines 

Citizens Advice Gateshead, independent charity and longstanding member of the national Citizens Advice network, has provided first line support to hundreds of families who are already living the reality of the cost-of-living crisis. Chief Executive Alison Dunn is determined to raise awareness amongst policy makers and support services of the real truths behind the ‘heat […]

Cumbria Climate Conversation

Last month the Northern Housing Consortium was delighted to join colleagues across Cumbria to discuss the just transition to Net Zero and what this looks like for housing. Joining NHC members in the area as well as stakeholders with an interest in housing and climate change, the NHC used the meeting to promote the findings […]

Decent Homes Standard Review: Phase Two update

The 2020 Social Housing White Paper confirmed a review of the Decent Homes Standard, the first time the Standard has been updated since 2006.  The first phase of the review – focused on establishing a case for change to the current standard – concluded last Autumn, with the NHC having played an active role as […]

Welcome back to in-person conferences – striking a balance

Kate Maughan, Director of Member Engagement You said, we did We know that NHC members value the opportunity to come together. The challenges of the last two years have meant we needed to adapt and modernise the way we deliver our programme of events and engagement opportunities. As we emerge from the worst of the […]

Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury Webinar Series – Watch Now!

As part of its commitment to promote the work of the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury, and begin a dialogue as to how the social housing sector can implement the Jury’s recommendations, the Northern Housing Consortium recently arranged the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury Webinar Series. Recordings of the series are available for all NHC […]

The Housing Ombudsman launches call for evidence on noise complaints

Social housing landlords and residents are being asked to provide evidence to a new investigation, which will explore how social landlords manage reports of noise nuisance and what drives complaints about how those are handled. The Ombudsman has received a “significant” number of complaints relating to noise over the past three years, with over 40% […]