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Member blog: ASB - Genesis

In an exclusive article for HQN, Richard Bellis, Head of Genesis Connect, explains how the new approach as seen the amount of ASB being reported across its stock drop by two thirds, with a 95% resolution rate.

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Member briefing: top ten tips for preventing disrepair claims

The government’s focus on new-build together with the rent reductions and reduced income from welfare reform mean that organisations are routinely seeking to challenge asset management teams to reduce their spend on existing stock. Non-decent housing stock increases the likelihood of disrepair claims and with reducing budgets the risk may increase.

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Member blog: Planning for the future

In an exclusive blog for Neighbourhood Network members the Abbeyfield Society reflects on how proposed changes to funding for supported accommodation may put parts on its unique offer to the elderly at risk.

Divisional Director Teresa Parker talks about its plans to continue to deliver vital services to vulnerable people, the need to improve communications with the NHS and the importance of continuing to lobby Government.

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Exclusive member blog: Supported Housing – a chance for a new future, or to turn the clock back

The government's consultation into funding for supported housing is set to close this week, with landlords urged to make their voices heard on plans to change how we pay to house some of society’s most vulnerable people. As the consultation ends Newark and Sherwood Homes imagine a world where vulnerable people have access to a full range of services to meet their needs, in one place, with stable funding that is not dependent on which government department has responsibility.

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Briefing: Driving change in challenging times: The five self-limiting beliefs of housing management

Briefing: Driving change in challenging times: The five self-limiting beliefs of housing management

The need for change and efficiency in how we deliver housing services has never been greater. But how do we create innovation and lasting change when morale is low and the external environment is unstable?

Our briefing provides an overview of five self-limiting beliefs within the sector that inhibit innovation and efficiency in housing management – and it identifies techniques for leaders and managers to help overcome them.

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Briefing: The Queen's Speech - Neighbourhood planning

Briefing: The Queen's Speech - Neighbourhood planning

The Queen’s speech, delivered on Wednesday 18 May, sets out UK government proposals for 21 new bills with the emphasis being on social reform. Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to achieve three things: Deliver security for working people, increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and strengthen national security. This briefing focuses on the element of neighbourhood planning and seeks to find out from members how this is being interpreted within member organisations

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Briefing: Estate regeneration in England - Tim Brown

Briefing: Estate regeneration in England - Tim Brown

Councils and their partners have been innovative in utilising a range of funding streams over the last couple of decades for estate regeneration. These have included the PFI, stock transfer and estate renewal challenge funding. But these sources are generally no longer available. The government is now looking to the private sector (including HAs) to take forward the new national programme.

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