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Preparing to move to UC

Two million people are now living on Universal Credit, with a pilot set to start on 17 July in Harrogate, Yorkshire, to test a new approach to switching people to the government’s flagship welfare reform.

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Preparing to move to UC

Two million people are now living on Universal Credit, with a pilot set to start on 17 July in Harrogate, Yorkshire, to test a new approach to switching people...

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Preparing to move to UC
Laurinda Hornblow

Do as I say...

Back in the day, I think it was probably fair to say that the landlord-tenant relationship ran along paternalistic, perhaps even dictatorial lines...

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Kate Rees

This carpenter can

It’s been nearly twelve months since I started this apprenticeship, but if you’d told me last year that I’d feel so confident and comfortable as a carpenter...

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Kimmie-Wheatland
Kimmie Wheatland

Difficult decisions to keep neighbourhoods safe

As a housing officer, my first priority is always to keep a roof over residents’ heads – helping people get on and a community grow is why I love doing this job...

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Rachel-Llewellyn
Rachel Llwellyn

Time for a genuine partnership

As the National Housing Federation (NHF) unveils a plan to improve the relationship between associations and tenants, resident Joyce Ward says...

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Joyce Ward
Joyce Ward
Joyce Ward

Where you live can have a huge impact 

In November 2017, the charity Mind launched Brick by Brick, a report into the links between housing and mental health, from a six-year study of over 40,000 households...

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Matt Hensby
Matt Hensby