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Clusters of Empty Homes - £60m investment

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 14:04 0 Comments

The Local Authorities who are sharing the £60m new investment in making empty homes ready for occupation was announced last week. I wonder if any of them are going to put digital inside the new homes to help the new occupants. Does anyone know?

The winners are:

Allerdale Borough Council (Cumbria)…
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Digital Deal for Housing

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 9:58 1 Comment

Patrick Owen from CLG led an excellent cross Government meeting yesterday to further explore a framework for a digital deal for the housing sector. This chimes well with other leaders talking about a time for social innovation and modern finance solutions - and before you are all cynical about this, even I believe that some "deal" which means because the benefits are shared then the risks and costs should also be shared.

There was a broad agreement from DWP, DCMS, BIS, and others that…

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Walking the ‘digital by default’ walk

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 18:43 0 Comments

At the end of last year, I presented at the Channel Shift Live conference - and had a great reaction to my slide about how much money UK online centres has saved the government by getting 750,000 thousand people online since April 2010. People liked the simple maths, as those 750,000 people have shifted 1.2 million offline contacts to online each month, leading to a saving of £117,648,000. That’s a huge amount, and looks like pretty good value for the £30m Government have given us to get 1…
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At 17:34 on December 20, 2011, Ben Brown said…

Welcome to the Group!  I hope you enjoy your stay....

At 14:09 on April 23, 2012, Chris Deery said…
Helen,
 
Are you still offering to talk for free to the boards of housing organisation about the opportunities of (and impact of) Digital by Default?
 
It is just we have a board meeting scheduled for the 29th June and we are about to embark on the purchase of a new IT system so now seems like it might be a good time to get the board thinking about on-line services.
 
The agenda for the day is not finalised yet and we would have to get the chairman of the board to agree to your visit, but if you are free it would be great if you could pencil the date in.
 
At 13:07 on April 24, 2012, Natalie Thorpe said…

Hi Chris

Your invitation sounds great so thanks for getting in touch. Helen is on out of the country at the moment so in case she doesn't pick your comment up for a few days, I will pencil the date in her diary on her behalf and I'm sure Helen will be in touch with you very soon to discuss.

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