Section: Social Landlords

Our July edition of Housing Plus - taking a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 27.07.20
Various links - see below

Housing Plus provides brief reports on a selection of activities of social landlords that can be described as 'in addition to landlord/tenant requirements', often associated with the welfare of residents and others in the community.
This section will be updated as the month progresses.

Posted: 01.07.20
Peabody: Further reading

Peabody's Employment and Training team, in partnership with BT and the Good Things Foundation, is delivering a digital learning project for its residents, with a wide range of topics - from beginner levels to something more practical - to choose from.


Posted: 01.07.20
Poplar HARCA: Further reading

Poplar HARCA has launched a new project to help 200 local families with limited or no internet access to get connected with free laptops and full fibre broadband.


Posted: 02.07.20
L&Q: Further reading

L&Q has teamed up with the National Housing Federation and eight other housing associations to look at how the move to Universal Credit impacts claimants' lives. It also looks at the reasons some claimants delay making applications.


Posted: 02.07.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Rayleigh, Rochford & Castle Point Talking Newspapers for the Blind is benefitting from £500 from Sanctuary's Maureen's Gift Fund to replace one of their USB machines, which will help partially-sighted people stay up to date with the news.


Posted: 09.07.20
Clarion Housing Group: Further reading

Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion HG, expands its Virtual Learning Series to focus on the impact of the pandemic on young people.


Posted: 15.07.20
Longhurst Group: Further reading

Longhurst Group has joined forces with Women's Aid Leicestershire to successfully bid for government funding, which will be used to provide 18 of its homes in the area to house people fleeing domestic abuse.


Posted: 15.07.20
Phoenix Community Housing: Further reading

From yoga to cooking, electronics to sewing and storytelling to dance - Phoenix announce a series of online workshops and activities for residents to enjoy during August.


Posted: 22.07.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

The two initiatives - run in partnership Sanctuary Housing with Torquay's Windmill Centre and local debt management charity Homemaker Southwest - offer local people the opportunity to benefit from financial guidance and reduce debt.


Posted: 24.07.20
Riverside: Further reading

£50,000 worth of digital tablets has been handed out by Riverside to vulnerable residents to provide a lifeline so they can get online and keep in touch with family and friends during the Covid-19 crisis.


Update on blogs providing insights to Covid-19 challenges faced by housing associations

Updated 06.07.20
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment: Various links - see below

In our May edition we reported on how The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment has been speaking with numerous housing associations about their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

To share some of their experiences, it started an interesting blog series called 'The view from'.

This article updates on blogs posted since our last report in May. Click on the links below to read them.

The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT.


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Updated 01.07.20

Greenfields Community Housing: Greenfields Community Homes and Colne Housing merge (1st July) to form Eastlight Community Homes


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