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Window safety: learning the lessons from a tragic accident in Haringey

Following a tragic accident in 2019 and the subsequent Inquest, Homes for Haringey has implemented changes to the way we deal with window maintenance to prevent such an accident happening again. The purpose of this briefing is to tell as many landlords as possible what happened, so they can take steps to avoid a similar tragedy in their own stock.

Rough Sleeping and the Winter that Was

Birmingham City Council’s preventative and collaborative approach meant that when the government launched the ‘Everyone In’ initiative in March last year we were in a better place than most to respond to the pandemic.

The London Cancer Hub

The London Cancer Hub will be a global centre for cancer research and innovation, delivering real benefits for cancer patients and driving economic growth.

Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning

Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.

Homes for NHS staff pilot: London

The NHS is facing unprecedented demand as a service. As certain areas of the country have seen house prices rise significantly over recent years, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Greater London Authority and One Public Estate are responding to the lack of affordable housing affecting the supply and retention of NHS staff.

Greater Brighton: North Street Quarter redevelopment

The challenge The North Street Quarter (NSQ) will be a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the former Phoenix industrial estate in Lewes, East Sussex and will reconnect the area to the heart of the town.

West of England OPE Partnership: Small sites programme

The West of England is set to be the first area in the country to achieve formal adoption of a joint spatial plan

Southampton: Hospital sites optimisation

The RSH/WCH project being supported by One Public Estate will see a step-change improvement in the utilisation of land and buildings at both hospitals.

Greater Lincolnshire: Blue light wider estates programme

In 2017/18 the partnership received £30,000 of OPE funding to accelerate the co-location of EMAS into Louth Fire Station. This move has released three sites, generating savings that have kick-started the wider blue lights programme of work across the OPE partnership.

London Borough of Waltham Forest: Town hall campus

One Public Estate has funded a dedicated project manager and has successfully brought together HMCTS and the council to align the interests of local and central government in the area, achieving the best local and national outcomes.