I met Dr. John McPeake the CEO from Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland recently and had the pleasure of hearing about how his agency is working on helping those with dementia. . Dr. McPeake let us know that in the UK the average age exceeded 40 for the first time in its history. By… Read More Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland
The world around us is changing extremly quickly and for those who live in social housing, it is extremly important that they can keep up. Of particular importance is the idea of digital inclusion. Digital inclusion refers to issues around unequal access by those who have less to technology, internet, hardware and really anything that… Read More Public Housing and Digital Inclusion
Despite women making up the majority of employees and service users in the UK and Global Social Housing Sector, they are still vastly underrepresented in Management and Leadership roles.… Read More Women and Leadership In Housing – What’s The Plan?
Article: The Finnish Homeless Strategy Summarized by Josh Crites Overview Finland recently completed a second phase of a national program intended to dramatically reduce homelessness. What is different with the Finnish approach is the country came together to create a national strategy with a total effort on using the Housing First model. The summary report… Read More Strategic Planning and Homelessness: Finland, the UK, the USA and Sweden
Rewards can be very subjective for top performers, not least due to varying motivational factors, accepted reward parameters within each market sector, and personal circumstance. Within the public sector for instance, where financial rewards may be more controlled, above all else communication, empowerment, and job satisfaction are key (Cuthbert & Ward). A holistic approach to each individual’s needs and… Read More Public/Social Housing: Why You Need to Reward Your Top Performers
We here at ^Housing Futures believe that highlighting those who advocate and work on behalf of the social housing sector is important. Below, you will learn about some of the rock-stars of advocacy who have figured out the power of this medium. 1 Sunia Zaterman, Council for Large Public Housing Authorities: Executive Director- -United States: Sunia… Read More 5 Public/Social Housing Advocates from Around the Globe You Should Know
Greater Manchester (GM) in the United Kingdom is embracing new powers from central government under a devolution agreement, creating the opportunity for local solutions to housing issues. Local strategic partnerships The ‘City Deal’ that allowed powers and budgets to be devolved from central government was premised on the bedrock of the relationships between the local… Read More The Impact of Devolution on Housing in Greater Manchester
This week we will look back on ^HousingFutures’ 2017. Today we focus on collaborative housing and tenant engagement. Collaborative housing is the new buzz word among citizens of Europe’s biggest cities. With a reason. In our article about the ‘Urbanpromo Social Housing’ conference, we summarize Darinka Czischke’s (assistant professor, TU Delft) speech, poining out that it… Read More ^HousingFutures’ 2017: collaborative housing
Intro: We here at ^Housing Futures strive to bring the latest and most interesting developments to our readers in the field of social housing. The changes in the UK around social housing in the last few years have been dramatic and shifting. Universal Credit is one of the largest changes in social housing anywhere in… Read More UK, Social Housing and Universal Credit: Were I.T. Implications Truly Considered?
For nearly 30 years, Professor David Mullins has conducted research on a range of topics relating to social housing. He has coauthored a number of books, including Housing Policy in the UK (2006), After Council Housing (2010), and Hybridising Housing Organisations (2013). As a Professor of Housing Policy, he leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in the School of Social… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II