Published: 13th Mar 2014

Housing providers are responding to the need to ‘reinvent everything’ with innovative schemes that join the dots between housing and healthcare and help tenants get online and get back to work. Here’s five of the best: LAUNCHING START-UP FUNDS: The Community Development Finance Association and Hact are to launch a fund to help housing association tenants set up their own businesses. Ten housing associations will provide £50,000 start-up loan funds to local residents, with a further £100,000 made available through community development finance institutions. It will provide small loans of around £1000 to tenants hoping to set up their own business, and the money will be recycled to provide further loans to the community. The Accord Group last year set up a social incubator to help new enterprises get off the ground. TACKLING DIGITAL EXCLUSION: Leeds Federated Housing Association has launched the Hugo (How U Get Online) project to help … (To read the full article, subscribe below)