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Stability, security and opportunity: My #HousingDay story

It’s #HousingDay18 today, 10 October 2018. It’s an important day for all those who value the role of social housing in our society and understand the stability, security and opportunity it provides. Four years ago, I wrote my own housing story; about why decent, affordable housing and the social housing sector is important to me.

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Are Londoners to blame for Bath’s housing problems?

A couple of weeks back, The Guardian reported that “tensions are rising in Bath as influx of Londoners prices out local families”. This was a new one on me - while I’m all too familiar with the sombre housing statistics for Bath, I was surprised to learn that Londoners are to blame. The sensationalist - almost xenophobic - headline is attention-grabbing, but this kind of narrative distracts from the real reason behind the housing crisis in our region.

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What happens to Housing Association surpluses?

There’s a mixture of confusion and misrepresentation about Housing Associations – or HAs – when it comes to our surpluses and what we do with them. Sadly that confusion has caused some - particularly those who don’t know us well - to question our motives, our charitable status and our social purpose.

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Reaction to Dispatches shows the sector is divided and losing focus

This blog post first appeared as a comment piece in Inside Housing. Have you ever seen a football team concede a goal then drop their heads and begin to argue amongst themselves? It normally never turns out well does it? If a team allows itself to go down that path, it’s generally the end of the game. Well motivated, focused and driven teams not only absorb a robust chall…

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A checklist for assisted living technology

This article was first published in Inside Housing. What does housing want and need from the future of assisted living technology? That’s the question asked of me and my technology buddies from housing associations Anchor, Riverside and Hanover at the CIH Housing 2018 conference last month. It’s not a question that trips off the tongue unless, like me, you are an ex…

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Regeneration is not a dirty word

This blog post was first published by the Housing Quality Network. We’re based in Bath, a difficult place to live on a low income; the average home costs more than 12 times average salary. I believe that cities need all sorts of people; we can’t run a successful place with a population made up exclusively of lawyers, accountants and art dealers. We have to think creative…

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Seven tips for acing a job interview

Most people find job interviews incredibly nerve wracking and intimidating. Becky Simmons from Curo’s Employability Services team gives her tips for improving your job interview skills with her 7 tips for successful job interviews.

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Why safety starts at home

At Curo our mission is to provide great homes, support communities and improve lives. We take an approach we call SHAW which is to ensure homes are Safe, Healthy, Affordable and Warm with safety being our paramount concern. In 2017 Curo resolved to further strengthen our programme of inspections of various safety critical components across our customers’ homes…

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