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The housing association sector is today setting out how it is supporting residents during the coronavirus outbreak, in a statement coordinated by the National Housing Federation.
 
Since the outbreak began, housing associations have been working closely with residents, local government, the NHS and others local partners and charities to keep residents safe and supported in their homes. Many have been supporting older residents who are at greater risk - ensuring they stay active, healthy and safe in their homes, and checking what support networks of friends and family they have in place. Supported housing providers are doing all their can to ensure vulnerable people in shared accommodation stay safe including rough sleepers and victims of domestic violence. Others are keeping vital services running and helping communities to respond in a challenging and uncertain environment.

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HA Magazine

HA Magazine is a definitive resource for key specifiers and professionals within the social and affordable housing sector.

Let HA Magazine deliver your message through our online channels. Our Solus eshots and round-up E-Newsletters are mailed to a 8,000 plus opted in readership of housing association and social housing specifiers. 

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balconies

It is a fact that balconies are proven to enhance lifestyle and improve wellbeing. An enclosed balcony by Sunparadise, the new name for Windoor balconies, are more useable than a traditional open only balcony, especially in the cooler months of spring and autumn. Housing Association Magazine takes a look at independent living project Vaughan Place in Shropshire, which features Sunparadise’s enclosed system.

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housing policy

New Year’s Eve lies well behind us now as a milestone, sadly marking the end of another year of failure in housing policy. Home ownership feels like an impossible dream for the masses. Untold numbers of people are being pushed into homelessness. Where is it all going wrong? Housing Association Magazine’s Joe Bradbury takes a look:

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housing adaptations

Practitioners involved in the housing adaptations process are being empowered to ease at least one pain point with co-professional analysis documents.

Available for free download, Occupational Analysis: Activity Analysis of Toileting and Single Handed Care: Toilet Guidance have both been written by occupational therapists commissioned by Closomat. Both facilitate the assessment process, to enable appropriate selection of toilet assistive technology as part of a home adaptation.

 

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regulation 36a

Just one year since The Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM), part of the ASCP Group - along with campaign partners CORGI Technical Services - celebrated a landmark victory in bringing a long-awaited change to regulation 36a into force, the introduction of MOT-style gas servicing has had a significant positive impact on landlords, with one council saving over £150,000 this year alone.
Under the new scheme – the result of five years’ tireless campaigning by the ASCP and its partners – LGSRs can be completed up to two months before the anniversary of the previous check, whilst retaining the existing expiry date.