Wednesday 4 June 2014
What's new? An event, survey results, a blog on private renting and a move to the cloud.
We've got a share and learn event coming up, 'Accountability, Localism and Co-production: Research into action', which NANM is co-hosting with the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham. See below for more information and details of how to book your place.
Belatedly, for which apologies, we've analysed responses to the NANM quick network survey. There is a brief summary on the NANM website, where you can also download a slightly longer summary (still only five pages). It'd be great to hear your responses, either in comments on the website or direct to the NANM team. Read more here.
As mentioned in the last Newswire we were surprised at how the private rented sector was identified as a barrier to improving housing and the local environment by all of the participants taking part in a recent study visit for Big Local residents interested in exploring ways to improve housing. We've written a blog on the issues and solutions that were explored during the event as well as thrown up during research afterwards (including suggestions from network members in response to the request in the last Newswire - for which thanks). Read the blog here.
Finally, some of you will have noticed that we are using Mailchimp for this mailing. This is part of NANM's 'move into the cloud'. We hope we've anticipated and ironed out any glitches in the transfer, but if your Newswire looks odd please let us know!
We hope you enjoy this Newswire. Do let us know if you have news or opinions to share.
Ben, Paul and Sarah
The NANM team