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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.

    How the Housing Ombudsman is changing

    How the Housing Ombudsman is changing

    The Housing Ombudsman Service recently appointed a new boss and is waiting for ministers to sign off plans for a radical shake-up of how it operates. In this episode of The Housing Podcast, we speak to new housing ombudsman Richard Blakeway - who has previously worked alongside Boris Johnson and David Cameron - about how he plans to change social housing complaints culture for the better.

    • 51 min
    Review of the year 2019

    Review of the year 2019

    As the year draws to an end, The Housing Podcast team wraps up the last 12 months, battles it out in a housing quiz, and looks ahead to 2020.

    • 51 min
    What is exempt accommodation and why is it becoming a problem?

    What is exempt accommodation and why is it becoming a problem?

    A recent report highlighted failures in a particular subsector of housing that often escapes regulation. Termed 'non-commissioned exempt accommodation', its function is to place a roof over the head of people with nowhere else to go.
    In this episode of The Housing Podcast, Inside Housing speaks to Sarah Rowe, senior policy officer at Crisis, and Ashley Horsey, chief executive at Commonweal Housing, about why this type of accommodation can cause problems.

    • 35 min
    General election 2019: What are the main parties pledging for housing?

    General election 2019: What are the main parties pledging for housing?

    With three weeks to go before voters take to the polls, the parties outlined set out their stalls on housing. In this episode of The Housing Podcast, we analyse the key pledges.

    • 35 min
    What did the Grenfell Inquiry phase one report say?

    What did the Grenfell Inquiry phase one report say?

    This week, Sir Martin Moore-Bick published his Phase One report from the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. The 838-page report focuses on the events of that dreadful night: how the blaze started, how it spread so ferociously through the building, and how organisations including the emergency services responded.
    Sir Martin has also produced recommendations aimed at preventing similar disasters from happening again. Our team has spent the last few days picking through the report, and in this episode of The Housing Podcast, we discuss the key points.

    • 44 min
    How housing associations go wrong, and how to put them right

    How housing associations go wrong, and how to put them right

    Around four million people in England live in homes owned by housing associations. One of the most talked-about in recent years has been Gentoo - a Sunderland landlord with more than 30,000 homes which saw a dramatic rise and fall after being formed around the millennium. In this episode of The Housing Podcast, we talk to its new bosses about what went wrong and how they are putting things right.

    • 43 min

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