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Building Safety Act 2022 – Lessons from Early Adopters

The Building Safety Act was published on 28th April 2022. It introduces new roles and responsibilities for people who manage occupied, high-rise residential buildings.

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NHMF Awards 2022 - Apprentice of the Year Shortlist: Brandon Sullivan

Why this apprentice should be Apprentice of the Year? What makes this apprentice stand out? Brandon would make a suitable candidate for “Apprentice of the Year” because of his exceptional organisational skills and willingness to learn.


NHMF Awards 2022 - Apprentice of the Year Shortlist: Will Green

Will recently won the Inspiring Journey Award, impressing Exeter College with the story of his career change, which resulted in a personal letter from Kit Malthouse MP congratulating Will on his journey and achievements so far. Will was also recently highly commended at a Direct Works awards ceremony after being shortlisted down to the last three apprentices.


DINLab case study

This best practice case study demonstrates how technology (proptech) and innovation can improve resident safety, make asset management more efficient, improve resident safety and health, as well as reduce operating costs.


NHMF Awards 2022 - Best Net Zero Carbon Initiative Shortlist : Clarion

What is the project? Clarion's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator project is delivering zero carbon retrofit to 120 homes in Fenland and Tonbridge. Clarion partnered with Fenland District Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council to successfully secure £4.5million of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the retrofit work is being delivered by United Living and Equans


NHMF Awards 2022 - Apprentice of the Year Winner : Kyle Hall, Nottingham City Homes

Kyle Hall, a plumbing and heating apprentice with social housing provider Nottingham City Homes (NCH), is the worthy recipient of our Apprentice of the Year Award. Kyle has kept on track to complete his apprenticeship despite a number of major setbacks – not to mention the global pandemic!


NHMF Awards 2022 - Best Net Zero Carbon Initiative Winner : NIHE

Judges’ comments: -- A great initiative with clear objectives and numerous positive outcomes -- Some impressive results with good practice and likely to be a common model in the very near future. -- Honest/practical about savings and benefits, including repair cost reduction

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