Get your Tenants Online in an Easy and Affordable Way

We have always worked hard to ensure we provide useful services and affordable solutions to our membership to help them cope with the ever-evolving needs of the sector they operate in.

Digital inclusion has become a real need in recent years and we are happy to offer some fantastic opportunities for our members to get their tenants online and therefore help them receive the knowledge and experience they need to live better lives.

We have put an offer in place to allow tenants to get the training, hardware and broadband access they need to be able to get online, address some of the barriers and to access a wide range of products and services. We offer the following courses and services:

  • 6-12 week basic group courses
  • One-to-one in-home tuition
  • Digital champion workshop for staff/volunteers
  • E-learning modules
  • Vital digital (full time telephone and live-chat support line)
  • Equipment
  • Equipment and handling fee
  • Engagement support
  • Evaluation

We have also negotiated exclusive, super-efficient broadband deals in a bid to help our members tackle digital exclusion amongst their tenants in the most effective and financially advantageous way. The latest deals that we have available are:

  • Fast Broadband (introductory offer) – £18.75 a month includes line rental
  • Faster Fibre Broadband (introductory offer) – £25.00 a month includes line rental
  • TV with Fast Broadband – £22.95 a month includes line rental
  • TV Plus with Fast Broadband – £28.50 a month includes line rental

If you would like to receive more information on both offers, please contact us on 0191 566 1000 or email us at

NHC Chair Receives OBE for Services to Housing in the North

NHC Chair Tom Miskell OBEThe Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) today welcomed the honouring of figures from the worlds of housing and local government across the North in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

In particular we are delighted that NHC Chair and Accent Group Chair Tom Miskell’s longstanding work in housing has been recognised as he receives an OBE for services to housing associations in Northern England. As Chair of the NHC and the NHC Commission for Housing in the North, we have seen first-hand his commitment to housing and his enthusiasm to drive forward innovation and creativity across the North.

Tom Miskell is not the only NHC member to be honoured by the Queen this year. Ian Munro, Chief Executive of New Charter Group, and Keith Loraine, previously Group Chief Executive of Isos Housing also receive OBEs for their services to Housing.

Jo Boaden, Chief Executive, commented “The Government has rightly recognised the importance of housing contributing to economic growth and supporting thriving communities. We are therefore pleased that the New Year’s Honours List acknowledges this through conferring well-deserved honours to many in the industry including Tom, Ian and Keith.”

Notes for editors

Tom Miskell has been a member of the NHC Board since October 2006 and was elected Chair in November 2015. The NHC Commission for Housing in the North released its full report in November 2016, which can be read in full via the NHC website here.

(Download press release pdf here)


For further information please contact David Hetherington, Marketing Officer, on 0191 566 1038 or email

For more detailed information on the NHC Commission for Housing in the North please contact Charlotte Harrison, Executive Director (Policy & Public Affairs), on 0191 566 1034 or email