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Jonathon Porritt

'Resurgence': Sharing our Views of the World

Published Tuesday 26th April 2016

Imagine that Resurgence didn’t exist. Imagine that you and a group of like-minded colleagues decided that the world badly needed a new publication that would have a number of critical ingredients: topical sustainability updates, campaigning news, an unco...

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Anne Rowlands

Something in the water?

Published Tuesday 8th March 2016

One of the most enjoyable things about my job is visiting and meeting residents. It’s even nicer when I am there for a special occasion, such as a birthday. Two of our residents recently celebrated their 101st and 104th birthdays respectively and...

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Rob Hattersley

Baked bean safety

Published Monday 18th August 2014

Last night Carolyn and I watched ‘The Rain Man’ (1988) starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Despite its age, a surprisingly good film. At one point, Raymond Babbit, who has social difficulties but is a very high functioning autistic, bec...

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Yvonne Hutchinson

"It's all good"

Published Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Last week’s Panorama programme about fraud in the NHS was shocking!  It’s difficult to imagine how apparently respectable professionals can watch NHS budgets being slashed and still stick their greedy mitts in to extract even more!  I’m sitting i...

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Steve Ellard

Sexy Housing

Published Sunday 15th December 2013

"So, you’d like to work in social housing?" - said no Careers Officer; ever.  Okay, so that may be a little presumptuous. There may be a handful of teenagers out there, somewhere, who are desperate for a career in social housing. I highly ...

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Phil Morgan

Yes to Homes, No to Homes?

Published Friday 22nd November 2013

Recently I took part in a BBC Three Counties interview about Yes to Homes. They had already interviewed someone from the National Housing Federation and I was happy to chip in with broadly supportive comments. Feeling faintly smug I was driving later th...

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