Kent Housing Group met on Monday 5th February in Ashford for the first full membership meeting of 2018. Following a warm welcome from the Chair, Sarah Robson the group worked through a packed and informative agenda. A summary of the meeting is available to view: Kent Housing Group first full members meeting of 2018 […]
CLG Committee calls for national strategy for older people’s housing A national strategy for older people’s housing is needed to bring together and improve policy in this area, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has concluded. The CLG Committee’s report on Housing for Older People recommends that the wider availability of housing advice and […]
Join Helen Hampton, Deputy Director of Partnership Marketing at Public Health England, to find out how One You Kent is available for your service users. You can help people in Kent avoid diseases caused by modern lifestyles, which costs the NHS £11 billion a year. Collect your One You Kent pack and find out how […]
The Kent Housing Group has developed an Affordability Protocol, a document developed to provide guidance of how to manage the impact of welfare and other Government reforms that have led to the use of affordability assessment tools when considering letting of social housing. The document is designed to ensure the most suitable outcome for the […]
The French Hospital Almshouses’s 300th Anniversary conference to focus on UK housing for an ageing population
The French Hospital Almshouses announce a special housing conference to mark their 300th Anniversary as a charity. The conference Housing: exploring the way forward for an ageing population will take place on Wednesday, 21 March at the Wellcome Collection in London. The conference will feature speakers from across the housing spectrum, and Lord Best OBE […]
KHG and JPPB colleagues have commenced work on the categories and application process for the 2018 Excellence Awards, so keep a beady eye out for how to apply and the deadlines! The Awards Ceremony will take place on 19th September 2018 and will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone.
Dominic Raab has been appointed as the new Housing Minister today, he is the 16th Housing Minister in the last 20 years. The new Housing Minister will work alongside the re-appointed Secretary of State, Sajid Javid and their department has been renamed the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The Kent Regional Forum Meeting taking place on 22nd February in Ashford is filling up fast, please ensure that you book your place by close of day on Friday 12th January. This is a session hosted by the Housing Forum and Kent Housing Group, providing opportunity to hear from a range of speakers presenting and discussing how […]
New for 2018. The Communications Group. Alliance of Kent affordable housing communications professionals. Sharing campaigns, research and aiming for consistent housing messages county-wide. If you work in a housing or local authority communications team, we’d love to hear from you – get in touch to find out more. KHGComms@mhs.org.uk or tweet @KentHsgGroup
We hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year, best wishes from the KHG Chair, Vice Chair & Partnership Managers