Paul’s blog

Volunteers Week: What Volunteering Means to Horton Housing

Horton Housing CEO Paul Gartland discusses the impact volunteers have on the organisation, and what the volunteers and the people they support get out of it. This week marks National Volunteers Week, and whilst our volunteer programmes have run slightly differently during the pandemic, there is no better time to celebrate the fantastic efforts made …

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Adopting the Together with Tenants Charter to strengthen our relationship with the people we house and support

Horton Housing Association CEO Paul Gartland discusses the importance of adopting the Together with Tenants Charter and the benefits it will have on the social housing sector. Helping to embed a culture across the social housing sector that values the voice and experience of residents and strengthens the relationship between tenants and housing association landlords …

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OPINION: Responding to the Latest Lockdown and Supporting Homes at the Heart

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to introduce a number of changes to ensure we can still provide our services whilst keeping our staff, volunteers and clients safe. A COVID-19 planning team, comprising members of senior management, HR, communications and administration, meet virtually on a weekly basis to discuss the latest Government updates and put …

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Opinion: Housing Day and the Importance of Homes

Yesterday marked the eighth annual Housing Day social media event, celebrating the positive impact social housing has on the lives and wellbeing of many. The event, which you can catch up on on our social media channels, joins the National Housing Federation’s ‘Homes at the Heart’ campaign, and calls for a once-in-a-generation investment in social …

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OPINION: Homes are at the heart of settled futures

The National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign this week puts housing at the forefront of providing settled futures for vulnerable people, with a key focus on supporting those who are already homeless or preventing those at risk from sleeping rough. As our organisation was founded out of a day shelter provision back in 1976, supporting the …

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OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of a Greener Country

After looking at the benefits housing has on the economy, living standards and making ends meet, this week’s focus in the National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign surrounds the idea of a greener country. A greener environment is an important way to promote positive mental health for some of our most vulnerable clients. A well-kept, outdoor …

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OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Living Well

After a short break, the National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign returns, with this week’s focus surrounding the idea of living well. Supported housing balances affordable prices with dedicated and often personalised services to help those experiencing mental and physical health problems receive the care and support they need in their tenancies and throughout their recovery. …

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OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Making Ends Meet

This week marks the second themed period of the National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign. Last week the drive focused around the idea of how beneficial housing is to the economy, opening employment doors to people who are homeless and the most vulnerable. This time around sees an emphasis placed on affordable and supported housing. Some …

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