Entries by dellwood

Locata – Giving officers on the ground control of their IT systems

More and more councils are taking control of their customer facing IT systems and configuring their own workflow processes using Locata’s unique intuitive software. Local authority officers are encouraged to develop their own tasks within the system to suit the processes that work best in their local area. This means that councils do not need […]

APPG Housing in the North Leads Way on Green Jobs Agenda with Dedicated Meeting

Next week the All Part Parliamentary Groups representing Housing in the North and Housing and Social Mobility will join forces to host the event ‘Green Jobs, Housing, and Skills’. The event will see Government Ministers, industry stakeholders, and Parliamentarians discuss how to advance the huge job creation potential offered by decarbonising our existing homes. The […]

Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury Completes – Recommendations to the Sector Launches at Northern Housing Summit

With the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury recently completing, eyes now look ahead to the Northern Housing Summit where the Jury’s recommendations to the Sector will be launched. The Jury brought together 30 social housing tenants from NHC members First Choice Homes Oldham, Karbon Homes, Salix Homes, Thirteen Group, and Yorkshire Housing to question experts […]

Wellbeing series with Mental Health in Business: training and support

We’ve partnered with Mental Health in Business (MHIB) to offer reduced-price training for NHC members.   The team at MHIB have many years’ experience working within the mental health and wellbeing fields, including qualified mental health first aiders, clarity™ certified coaches and Samaritan listeners. Committed to supporting businesses in promoting, improving and raising awareness of the […]

North Homes Retrofit: The Health Dividend

Author: Sue Adams, CEO of Care & Repair England The Covid-19 pandemic has focussed attention on the connections between poor quality housing, people’s health and wellbeing. The pandemic has also ‘exposed and amplified housing-related health inequalities’ [Kings Fund, 2020] and revealed that sectors of the population who are more likely to live in poor housing […]

Heat and Buildings Strategy Published

The Heat and Buildings Strategy has finally been published and will have wide-reaching implications for households, landlords and councils. The package of measures in the strategy amounts to a £3.9bn from Government, of which £450m will be spent on grants subsidising the upfront cost of heat pumps for homes. £800 million has been pledged for […]

Spending Review 2021: NHC makes the case on net zero and levelling-up

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will present his multi-year spending review next week – and the NHC has been making the case that housing in the North can help him deliver on net zero and levelling-up. Our Spending Review Representation focuses on three key priorities: Delivering on net zero and levelling-up through a programme of green home […]

Delivering on net zero and levelling-up through green home upgrades

On Wednesday 27th October, Rishi Sunak will deliver his long-awaited Spending Review, which we expect will set out Government plans to invest in readying our homes for net zero. Over the last eighteen months, the Northern Housing Consortium has been making the case that a programme of green home upgrades in the North of England […]

Full Rent Accounting module launched by Locata

Locata will be launching a full Rent Account module in November, giving officers a single integrated system for the step-by-step management for rent accounting. The system is being built to work alongside Coventry’s new Locata Choice Based Lettings system and is expected to be live by early November. The system integrates with our various Locata […]