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Training: The secret of success?

Catharine Hinton

July/August 2014

It’s easy to assume that training is a one-way street in terms of benefits bestowed – that whilst the trainee is gifted with the skills required to further their career, the organisation providing the training merely gains an employee with the skillset needed to do their job. But the rewards and insights that staff development can bring runs much deeper than that – particularly in the current housing sector landscape. Catharine Hinton, Housing Account Manager at Asset Skills Training explains.

My housing career


July/August 2014

The CIH Cymru board member, co-founder of the Council Homes Chat campaign and social media #powerplayer looks back on her career to date. She’d also like us to mention that she’s currently available for work!

Giving women control of their lives

Jakki Moxham

May 2014

Housing for Women is celebrating its 80th anniversary but its work is as important now as it’s ever been, says chief executive Jakki Moxham.

Passionate about people

Matthew Walker

May 2014

Matthew Walker, chief executive of Leeds Federated Housing Association, says investing in people is a catalyst for bringing lasting change to communities.

Bringing an end to housing need

Elizabeth Austerberry

May 2014

Moat chief executive Elizabeth Austerberry says housing associations have been forced to adapt with the times but a more commercial approach mustn’t detract from their social purpose.

A local focus...

Steve Stride

May 2014

Steve Stride, chief executive of Poplar HARCA and soon-to-be president of the Chartered Institute of Housing, says local knowledge and partnerships are key to tackling the national housing crisis.


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