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The Housing Podcast is a production of Inside Housing magazine, the UK’s leading social and affordable housing publication.
Listen to find out more about the key issues in housing today, with input from the sector’s leading voices.

The Housing Podcast The Housing Podcast

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The Housing Podcast is a production of Inside Housing magazine, the UK’s leading social and affordable housing publication.
Listen to find out more about the key issues in housing today, with input from the sector’s leading voices.

    Grenfell five years on - Could it happen again?

    Grenfell five years on - Could it happen again?

    Grenfell five years on - Could it happen again? by The Housing Podcast

    • 32 min
    What is behind the rising number of disrepair claims being brought against social landlords?

    What is behind the rising number of disrepair claims being brought against social landlords?

    Over the past year the issue of disrepair in social housing properties has risen in prominence to become one of the country’s key social issues. This has been brought to light by the long-term ITV News investigation which has featured cases where residents have been living in appalling conditions.

    These case studies have painted a picture where tenants have been ignored by their landlords for months and sometimes years.

    This has been matched by a huge uptake in disrepair claims facing social landlords. In this episode of the Housing Podcast, Inside Housing’s Jack Simpson and Grainne Cuffe ask: what is behind the rising number of disrepair claims being brought against social landlords?

    They are joined by:

    - Kwajo Tweneboa, social housing activist
    - Giles Peaker, partner at Anthony Gold and co-author of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
    - Justin Bates, barrister at Landmark Chambers and co-author of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
    - Dorota Pawlowski, managing associate at Trowers & Hamlins

    • 38 min
    Is the government on track to end rough sleeping by 2024?

    Is the government on track to end rough sleeping by 2024?

    When the Conservative Party was elected in late 2019, its manifesto included a pledge to end rough sleeping in England by 2024. No one could have predicted that the government would come close to fulfilling this promise just a few months later when it attempted to house all rough sleepers at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Everyone In initiative, as it came to be known, raised hopes that ending rough sleeping in England was within grasp. But now, almost two years after the UK entered its first lockdown, many have returned to the streets and that early pandemic optimism feels like a distant memory.

    In this episode of The Housing Podcast, Inside Housing’s Jack Simpson and Lucie Heath ask: is the government on track to end rough sleeping by 2024?

    They are joined by:
    - Dr Lígia Teixeira, chief executive at the Centre for Homelessness Impact
    - Jasmin Basran, policy and parliamentary affairs manager at Crisis
    - Paul Atherton, filmmaker and homelessness campaigner

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A look ahead: what will happen in housing in 2022?

    A look ahead: what will happen in housing in 2022?

    With national lockdowns hopefully a thing of the past and the sector hopefully edging back slowly to business as usual, the next 12 months will be crucial for providers to make up for lost time. However, the challenges are vast. With the building safety crisis, net zero challenges, decisions over rent rises and a social housing bill on the way, it will be an interesting 12 months for the sector. So, with that to look forward to we have brought together the whole Inside Housing newsteam to discuss what we have coming up

    • 48 min
    What were the key housing takeaways from the Spending Review?

    What were the key housing takeaways from the Spending Review?

    This week chancellor Rishi Sunak stood in parliament to deliver his Spending Review and Budget. Speaking on Wednesday he looked to set out a post-pandemic plan for the country, but where does housing fit into this? Today on The Housing Podcast we analyse what the chancellor said and assess the impact it may have for the sector.

    • 26 min
    Where do the two biggest parties stand on housing?

    Where do the two biggest parties stand on housing?

    The party conference season is over and Labour and the Conservatives have set out their political intentions for the coming 12 months. Today on The Housing Podcast Inside Housing's news team assesses the political housing landscape and discusses where both parties stand on housing issues and what we can expect from them in the future.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Samuel Crompton ,

Great to see this content available

It’s really good to see this housing content available as a podcast. It’s a great resource for housing bods. Only drawback at the moment is the sound quality, but hopefully this will be addressed.

Davidus Smethculanius ,

White paper Back to the future?

As a freelance tenant engagement and service development consultant I really like listening to the podcast, particularly during Covid, just to hear the panels take on developments which is always really good. It’s curious but during the pandemic it feels like the sector has by necessity not had the same level of networking and for me obviously I’ve really noticed it and I think practice has diverged quite a bit in different organisations because of this. Anyway the emphasis on proactive consumer regulation in the white paper reminded me of the old audit commission CLOEs which I think had a really impact on improving standards in the sector prior to them being burnt in the quango bonfire 10 years ago. The Grenfell themes of transparency, safety and 2 way communication have led to this new streamlined approach. I think the neighbourhood bit of the white paper combined with its parallel in consumer standards may lead to a movement around broader neighbourhood quality of life as it develops which links to Covid space issues but also to levelling up. So the podcast may want to look at this in more detail at some point. Anyway thanks for the pod which for me who doesn’t get out much at the moment is really useful.

HamishMcHamish ,

Disappointing coverage of White Paper

Please get Nat to be the main presenter he is far better.
The other guy goes ‘yeeeeaaahhh definitely’ and ‘Yous guys’ far too much.
No analysis of content and potential impacts / changes as a result of HWP. You’ve read it out and comments like ‘some good ideas’ are just lightweight.
You’ve gone off the boil in terms of prep and content during lockdown - need more effort ‘Yous guys definitely’. Cheers

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