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Key topic areas covered include: Planning & Building Regulations, Private Housing, and Social Housing.

Identifying and Working to Support Victims of Cuckooing

Using a Community Safer Grant, Stockport Homes were commissioned to undertake a 16 month pilot project to address the issue of cuckooing in the borough. Liz Smith, Head of Anti-Social Behaviour shares with us how they have supported vulnerable tenants who are victims of cuckooing.

The Role of Housing Associations in Combatting Domestic Abuse

Housing providers have a duty to safeguard at risk adults in their homes. The pandemic challenged how they safeguard people at risk of domestic abuse and trained staff to spot the signs. This case study looks at how Sovereign Housing Association adapted safeguarding services for residents throughout the pandemic.

Making Universal Credit Work for People Facing Homelessness

Homelessness charity Crisis has called for better partnership working between Jobcentres and Housing Services. This case study looks at the work Crisis have done to train Jobcentre staff to be better equipped to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Providing Safe Homes for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on domestic abuse services with 1 in 6 homeless cases registered between April and June 2021 being survivors of domestic abuse. Housing service providers need to find ways to improve services for survivors and to collaborate with partner organisations to provide the best possible support for survivors.

Lewes District Council: Sustainable Community Regeneration after Covid-19

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recovery is a priority. Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council speaks to us about their strategy to regenerate the Lewes District using sustainable and people-centred methods.

Risk Management: Overcoming Challenges and Avoiding Mistakes

In this case study we’ll look at common pitfalls in risk management and how best to mitigate them.

How Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations are Impacting Social Housing Providers

Companies are judged on how well they mitigate risks to people and the planet, with their business areas scrutinised in the three areas of environmental impact, social impact, and governance risks. In this case study we’ll be looking at how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns affect social housing decisions.

The South Yorkshire Housing Association: Supporting Residents through Covid-19

This case study will explore the strategy of the South Yorkshire Housing Association in ensuring that residents are supported financially, practically, and socially throughout and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ensuring Access to Green Space, Making Space for Nature in Thamesmead

Peabody is one of the oldest housing associations in London and is responsible for just under 72,000 homes around the City and the South East. This case study will look at Peabody’s green infrastructure project in Thamesmead.

Brent Council’s Approach to Remaining Human While Collecting Rent During Covid-19

Many people were left struggling to pay their rent during the pandemic. In this case study we’ll look at the work of Brent Council in collecting rent arrears while staying human during the pandemic.

Leeds City Council: Building Council Houses for the Future

Over the past decade, less than half of the required amount of affordable housing has been built, leading to a housing crisis across the UK. In this case study we look at Leeds City Council’s plans to meet the need for affordable housing.