Articles

Refurbishing to achieve sustainability

 

Refurbishing (or ‘retrofitting’) refers to the regeneration of buildings to reduce energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.…

Changing the way we build homes

 

At the start of December, a packed out conference room at Mitsubishi Electric’s Hatfield headquarters heard the forthright views of TV…

Hightown HA highlight positive role of apprenticeships

 

A housing association has highlighted the positive impact that apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.…

Spring Statement is not enough to close social rent gap

 

by Victoria Galligan, Housing Association Magazine editor

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s affordable housing guarantee scheme means that…

Social housing: Horizon scanning to the rescue in a shifting marketplace

 

Bob Hide, director at risk management consultancy, Equib,…

Lifting to borrowing cap – where are we now?

 

Late last year the government made a surprise announcement that borrowing restrictions were to be removed, enabling councils to play more…

Keeping warm this winter

 

The winter is a tough time for anybody who has difficulty heating their home, but there are practical steps that can be taken - aside from…

On the tipping point of fuel poverty

 

We live in difficult times. The rapid increase in energy prices forces good people into bad debt for necessities such as warmth and water. It…

Jo Fallon joins Weaver Vale Housing Trust

 

Weaver Vale Housing Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Fallon as Assistant Director of Development, adding to its key Directorate…

Be prepared for a harsh winter

 

The holly trees are full of red berries. The leaves are burning brighter and falling late. The acorn shells are thick. The houses are full of…

Breaking the stigma of social housing

 

Joe Bradbury of Housing Association magazine asks whether we need a new approach to social housing as well as more money?

As part…

Why should anyone have to choose between heating and eating?

 

 

With energy prices rising for the second time this year, Max Halliwell explores the impact this is likely to have on fuel poverty…