Community impact of UK social landlords highlighted in HACT and CECI report

UK social housing organisations representing 42% of the sector provided over £1,650,000 in financial assistance, provided almost 190,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 890,000 welfare calls between March and September 2020, a new report has shown. 

Published 6 November 2020

SFHA and HACT launch social value toolkit for Scotland

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and HACT have created a social value toolkit that gives  housing associations and co-operatives the practical resources they need to measure, demonstrate and increase the social value impact of their work in communities.

Published 8 October 2020

HACT launches roadmap for future of social value in social housing

HACT launched its roadmap for the future of social value in social housing.

Published 11 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020

HACT delivers £1m of support during coronavirus pandemic

Between March and June 2020, UK social housing organisations representing 40% of the sector provided almost £1 million in financial assistance, provided over 110,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 600,000 welfare calls.

Published 20 August 2020

HACT evaluation reveals continued impact of UK social housing sector

Social housing organisations representing over a third of the UK sector provided almost £500,000 in financial assistance, made almost half a million welfare calls and identified just over 175,000 vulnerable residents between March and May 2020, a new report has found.

Published 17 July 2020

Lorna Wilson: Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing.

Published 30 June 2020

HACT makes coronavirus data download available for free

The Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) has collated data on people at-risk in Scotland in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the information has been made available via housing sectors ideas and innovation agency HACT.

Published 8 April 2020

Barrhead becomes first Scottish landlord to sign up to Board Charter for Community Investment

The Housing Associations' Charitable Trust (HACT) has congratulated Barrhead Housing Association for being the first social housing organisation in Scotland to sign up to the Board Charter for Community Investment.

Published 21 February 2020

New initiative to help demonstrate impact of Scottish housing sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has teamed up with HACT and the Lintel Trust to launch a new project to measure the impact of housing organisations as social businesses and as a sector.

Published 25 October 2019