Last year, the National Housing Federation organised a series of 'Ideas labs' around the country with the aim of bringing together housing associations to explore new ideas and positively influence the future of the housing sector. Following these events, the National Housing Federation created a project called 'The Greenhouse'.
The Greenhouse Project is an exciting and innovative initiative aimed at solving social and housing issues by bringing together individuals from across the housing sector. A number of colleagues from Accent applied to be involved - along with hundreds from around the sector - and we are delighted to announce that two members of staff, Debt Recovery Manager James Place and Income Recovery Manager Nathalie Antoinet were successful in getting through to the next stage - a three day training and ideas workshop with another 30 housing people.
Called the 'Future Hack', this event will see two teams assigned to address a social challenge. 15 final individuals will then work alongside the National Housing Federation for 16 weeks over the summer to develop their responses to the challenge and a project for completion.
We are delighted that James and Nathalie are representing Accent and the sector as whole. We wish them both the very best for this new challenge.