In this edition:

Welfare Benefits

Updated 08.11.18

- At least 1 in 10 properties online likely to unlawfully discriminate against people on housing benefit

- New figures demonstrate 'profound impact' of lower benefit cap says CIH

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Housing Provision

Updated 01.11.18

- Homes England confirms new wave of strategic partners

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Updated 20.11.18

- New projects announced to prevent youth homelessness in Wales

- Joint letter calls for NHS Long Term Plan to address shocking health inequalities for homeless people

- Greater Manchester launches its ground-breaking plan to tackle rough sleeping this winter

- New Figures: London rough sleeping hits record levels

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People in Housing

Updated 06.11.18

- New president and vice president take the helm at CIH

- David Orr appointed to the Clarion Housing Group Board

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Information Technology

Updated 12.11.18

- Housing proactive set to improve communication with tower block tenants

- Blog Watch - The Pace of Digital Transformation is Slow: What's Holding the Sector Back?

- Hyperoptic hits social housing milestone

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Housing Management

Updated 01.11.18

- Hyde's resident handbook now online

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Heating & Energy Efficiency

Updated 05.11.18

- Energy upgrades for coldest privately rented homes to save billpayers £180 a year

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Domestic Abuse

Updated 05.11.18

- More than 250 landlords signed up to 'Make a Stand' campaign against domestic abuse

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Best Practices & Standards

Updated 05.11.18

- CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners

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Grenfell Tower

Updated 06.11.18

- Five surrender to police over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

- Government condemns Grenfell Tower video on social media

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Conferences & Seminars

Updated 06.11.18

- Audit & Risk Conference

- Tackling Homelessness and Meeting Housing Need Conference

- Older People's Housing Conference and Exhibition

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Housing Associations

Updated 20.11.18

- Karbon Homes announces it has issued £150 million in new bonds

- VIVID completes 10-year deal with Legal & General Homes to provide over 500 new homes

- Southern Housing Group successfully issues £300 million public bond

- Network Homes contact centre highly commended at the UK National Contact Centre Awards

- L&Q partners with Cardboard Citizens to tell the stories of social housing

- Two Clarion Housing Group schemes nominated for Landscape Institute Awards

- Hertfordshire housing association builds on success with Lloyds Bank

- Town and Country Housing Group to join Peabody

- Green light for Severn Vale's merger with Bromford

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Private Sector Housing

Updated 08.11.18

- £2 million for councils to crackdown on rogue landlords

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Legislation & Court Issues

Updated 16.11.18

- Updates on housing related Bills before Parliament

- Landlords and tenants to receive faster and more effective justice in the event of property disputes

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Health & Housing

Updated 13.11.18

- Poor housing stock in UK is creating a winter health crisis

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Ombudsman

Updated 13.11.18

- Housing Ombudsman launches consultation on three year corporate plan

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Housing for the Elderly

Updated 09.11.18

- Innovative Housing Models for an Ageing Population

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Housing for Disabled People

Updated 14.11.18

- Over 90% of wheelchair users struggle to find accessible homes for private rent

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Allocations & Transfers

Updated 14.11.18

- Residents are being invited to have their say on how the council allocates social housing in Brent

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Media Watch

Updated 16.11.18

- CIH and ITN Productions working on new-style programme - 'Close to Home: Housing and Communities'

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Repairs & Maintenance

Updated 19.11.18

- Mears Group to acquire housing related activities of Mitie

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Affordable Housing

Updated 19.11.18

- Planning process blocks new affordable homes in over 2,000 villages

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