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Housing Advisers Programme - Better futures for vulnerable people, Somerset

Frustrated at the rising numbers of vulnerable people struggling to access homes and support that met their needs, the Somerset Strategic Housing Group (SSHG) decided we needed to crack the problem. But where to start?

Leicester City Council – involving local residents

Leicester City Council and its partners have used community involvement in regenerating housing and the neighbourhood on the Braunstone Estate

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Carnegie Weight Management, NHS Peterborough

Project context Carnegie Weight Management (CWM) concentrates on a new service commissioned by NHS Peterborough as part of its response to increases in childhood obesity. The city currently has one of the highest childhood obesity rates for Year 6 children.

Unabridged version: Families Fit for Life, Knowsley

Families Fit for Life, Knowsley Delivery organisation Homestart Knowsley and Knowsley Council Funding Big Lottery Fund (BIG) funding, programme value unknown

Hydropower plant wins awards in Settle

A multi-award winning hydropower plant has been built on the River Ribble.

Islington heats up a borough-wide network

Islington Council aims to set up a borough-wide heat network that could potentially reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent.

Building new council homes in North Warwickshire

Summary North Warwickshire Borough Council has committed to build 25 new affordable homes at several locations in the area. They are due to be completed by the beginning of March 2011.