Category Archives: Housing

Delivering change in health

Hilary Thomas highlights how our health and social care system is already empowering patients and carers, setting an example for the rest of the UK and a good precedent for local reform....

Managing conditions at home

Telemonitoring and changes to memory services are helping to improve services for patients in the community. Sixty-five year old John Hicks lives in the County Down village of Rostrevor and suffers from...

Gathering the public’s views

Poor communication resulted in a week of negative news stories this spring, when health and social care trusts announced their plans to close residential care homes across Northern Ireland. The announcements took...

A new model

Housing Executive Chief Executive John McPeake outlines to Owen McQuade some options for reforming social housing and how a new model could lead to innovation in housing services. Reforming the Housing Executive...

Pressing trends for housing

The Chartered Institute of Housing explains the key drivers for change in housing policy and their impact on householders. There is an intrinsic link between building houses and creating homes which support...

The future of housing funding

Housing associations should prioritise their cash flow, help tenants to pay their rents and take a realistic view of their finances, consultant James Tickell told delegates at the Northern Ireland Housing Conference....

The state of social housing

Social housing is under severe pressure but the sector has the skills to identify innovation solutions, Paddy Gray tells the Northern Ireland Housing Conference. Housing professionals need to think outside the box...

Facing an uncertain future

Jim Dennison chaired the 2013 Northern Ireland Housing Conference. Here, he shares his perspective on a sector in transition and the key factors for delivering a successful long-term future in housing. Over...