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Is a DLO or partner model right for your social housing organisation? | Oneserve

Is a DLO or partner model right for your social housing organisation? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
Delivering a first-class repairs and maintenance service is vital for all housing providers. So should you insource or outsource repair works?
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Is Insourcing the Answer? Four In-House Repairs & Maintenance Teams Share Their Experience - Download now

Is Insourcing the Answer? Four In-House Repairs & Maintenance Teams Share Their Experience - Download now | Social housing | Scoop.it

UK housing providers are under ever increasing pressure to deliver better services for their tenants, often for lower costs.

 

Therefore, the debate around insourcing repairs and maintenance services continues to rage in the UK social housing sector. There are arguments for different business models, each with their own strengths and potential risks.

 

This comprehensive eBook looks in detail at four organisations with an in-house repairs and maintenance team - One Housing Group, Sovini Group, Southern Housing Group and North West Leicestershire District Council.

 

It examines the different business models they operate, shares best practice and much more.


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Oneserve featured in 24housing magazine | News

Oneserve featured in 24housing magazine | News | Social housing | Scoop.it
24 Housing magazine speaks to Oneserve's MD Adam Thompson about the trend to insourcing repairs & maintenance services.
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Calls to simplify Gas Safety Regulations in social housing | Oneserve

Calls to simplify Gas Safety Regulations in social housing | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
A new report has highlighted the difficulty of complying with gas servicing regulations and suggested a law change.
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#EmptyHomesWeek highlights pressure on Local Authorities to fill over half a million empty UK houses

#EmptyHomesWeek highlights pressure on Local Authorities to fill over half a million empty UK houses | Social housing | Scoop.it
How can housing associations help to reduce the number of empty homes?
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Could drones be used by housing associations? | Oneserve

Could drones be used by housing associations? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
Two housing associations are to trial the use of drones in an attempt to reduce building repairs and maintenance costs.
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Could drones really be used by housing associations?

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Commercialisation vs. Social value – can housing associations do it all? | Oneserve

Commercialisation vs. Social value – can housing associations do it all? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
Self-financing in the social housing sector has forced housing associations to become more commercial. But does commercialisation come at a cost to social purpose?
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Where is housing heading? Social, labour market and demographic changes - what challenges do they pose for housing?

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Where is housing heading - Where are we coming from?

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An essay considering taking a look at the current state of social housing and how it came to be so.

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The Housing Professional's Guide to Service Management Software - Download now

The Housing Professional's Guide to Service Management Software - Download now | Social housing | Scoop.it
How service management software can be utilised by social housing organisations to improve services to tenants and gain competitive advantage.
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Void management survey results | Oneserve

Void management survey results | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
A summary of the results of the survey undertaken by Oneserve and iGov Survey to find out the current state of void management in the UK housing sector.
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10 key considerations when creating an in-house repairs and maintenance service | Oneserve

10 key considerations when creating an in-house repairs and maintenance service | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
A list of considerations for organisations thinking about creating a DLO.
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Getting It Right First Time With In-House Repairs and Maintenance - Download now

Getting It Right First Time With In-House Repairs and Maintenance - Download now | Social housing | Scoop.it

This paper examines the experience of social housing provider One Vision Housing, which decided to bring its repairs, maintenance and investment works in-house – driven by the need to see how technology could transform their business.


The points it looks at include:

 

The reasons for change – why One Vision Housing made the decision to bring repairs and maintenance back in-house by creating its own DLO.


Five point plan – A 5 point essential guide for other organisations considering bringing services in-house.


The role of technology – how and why technology plays a crucial role in supporting One Vision’s mobile workforce.


The results – what has been achieved by bringing the service in-house.

 

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Are we on the brink of a tech revolution in #ukhousing? | Oneserve

Are we on the brink of a tech revolution in #ukhousing? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
An Inside Housing survey has shown there is significant appetite for new technology in social housing, with repairs and maintenance an area that would benefit.
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Drones and DLOs in social housing: 2014 review | Oneserve

Drones and DLOs in social housing: 2014 review | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
A look back at popular topics in housing in 2014, including the potential use of drones and the return of the DLO (Direct Labour Organisation).
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Opinion: Should efficiency be at the heart of social housing? » Environment » 24dash.com

Opinion: Should efficiency be at the heart of social housing? » Environment » 24dash.com | Social housing | Scoop.it
By Adam Thompson, managing director, Oneserve
The short answer is ‘Yes’! 
But this ‘Yes’ should be qualified and articulated – what do we mean by efficiency? And specifically what do we mean in this sector an...
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Voids fall despite welfare reform fears | News | Inside Housing

Social landlords defy a previously predicted rise in empty homes
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What are the key drivers for social housing organisations? | Oneserve

What are the key drivers for social housing organisations? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
We take a look at some of the metrics social housing organisations consider important to success, and demonstrate how service management software can help.
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Where is housing heading? What role for social renting in the new world?

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Where is housing heading? If we don't put the environment high on our list of concerns, it will

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Why those in the housing sector need to take climate change seriously

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Where is housing heading? Looking to the future

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Some thoughts on the future of social housing

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What does the future hold for social housing? | Oneserve

What does the future hold for social housing? | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
Although it is difficult to predict the future of the social housing sector, here are some of the key changes we anticipate seeing over the coming years.
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Read about some of the key changes we anticipate seeing over the coming years in the #ukhousing sector:
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Reduction in void turnaround times a top priority | Oneserve

Reduction in void turnaround times a top priority | Oneserve | Social housing | Scoop.it
In Oneserve's void management survey, reducing turnaround times emerged as a top priority for housing associations. Find out what else was considered important.
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A summary of the main priorities for UK housing associations when it comes to void management.

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