Category Archives: Housing

Transforming Glasgow’s communities

Glasgow Housing Association’s Andy Ashcroft discusses how its work is changing the face of the city with agendaNi. While once considered a failing organisation, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has transformed itself over...

Selection scheme under the microscope

Michael McKernan considers the proposed changes to the scheme. Notwithstanding minor adjustments over time, the housing selection scheme has governed the once highly controversial process of allocating social housing in Northern Ireland...

Public subsidies and private finance

Full private financing of social housing has not proved possible in Britain, Stewart Smyth writes. Nearly eighteen months since the Minister for Social Development announced his intention to remove the Housing Executive...

Joining up and improving care

Integrated care partnerships are an important new structure for the health and social care system. Peter Cheney meets a range of people involved in setting them up and hears how joining up...

Psychiatry transforming your care

Dr Diana Day-Cody outlines how transforming your care could improve local mental health services. Psychiatric illness is a significant health issue in Northern Ireland, with prevalence rates 25 per cent higher than...

Progress in acute services

The expansion of cardiac cath labs is one of the signs of improvement for acute services as the reform programme moves ahead. The shift in services from hospitals to community settings is...

Care standards pivotal to TYC

Colum Conway, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, highlights the importance of regulating and improving social care standards as TYC focuses on moving services into a community setting. The...

A health glossary

An overview of the main public bodies involved in health and social care in Northern Ireland, their responsibilities and history. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety The Minister has overall...