Getting comfortable with discomfort. An essential first step in poverty work

Hannah Absalom, a former practitioner of 18 years and now PhD student at the University of Birmingham and co-founder of SHM writes about how the housing sector can best approach furthering their understanding of poverty and their role in recognising, alleviating and preventing it.

In this article Hannah focusus on the first step, which is for people to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable about poverty.

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Tough decisions: juggling strategic choices

Ellen Damlica is an Associate at Penningtons Manches Cooper and specialises in social housing governmance.

This article is intended to facilitate discussion around key decisions that need to be made after 2020 and going into 2021 at Board and executive level, and to assist in identifying which matters are the ’glass balls’ and which are the ’plastic balls’.

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Social Housing Tenants – Influence Your Future. Call for Independent Research Participation.

PhD Researcher and SHM co-founder Hannah Absalom asks tenants for their opinions on new ways of delivering services to tenants.

The anonymised findings will be used to contribute to academic research, and also a findings report to the sector.

The aim is to ensure tenants influence the future of services that are ultimately supposed to benefit them.

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Domestic abuse ‘move on’ service reports that 60% of movers come from a BAME background

Homefinder UK’s Revive project highlights the lack of understanding by many statutory and voluntary agencies about the specific ethnic, religious and cultural concerns facing women fleeing domestic

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The Digital Threat From Within: The Need for Data Integrity Experts

When we talk of digital exclusion and people not being able to ‘do things digitally’, we often or mostly talk about the people who use our services. But what about the people providing your services; do they know what they’re doing?

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Low-Income Housing and labeling/labeling – A Report from Pakistan

How we talk about social housing, market it and find new funders to build more of it is not a straightforward thing. Language matters, and has a lot more power and influence than people think. Sana Malik, a PhD student at Universiti Sains Malaysia, shares with us how language matters in the case of social housing in Pakistan.

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Quality Street – From sweets to reality

There’s people who love data, and people that just stare at it and wait for something magical to happen to make it interesting all of a sudden. That’s what Caroline Duvier has done here: make it interesting. She uses baking and sweets to talk about data and how you can consider data to be the ingredients of a wonderful cake called ‘happy residents’!

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