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http://isg-technology.com/why-isg/news/Pages/and-the-winner-is.aspxAnna Bravington<h1>​And the winner is... Chris Twomey of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust. </h1><p> </p><p> <img alt="news-ipad-winner.jpg" src="/why-isg/news/PublishingImages/Pages/and-the-winner-is/news-ipad-winner.jpg" style="margin:5px 0px 5px 5px;float:right;" />Chris - Assistant Director of Housing at Peaks and Plains Housing Trust - was the winner of an Apple iPad at the ISG Housing Technology Seminar during the CIH Housing exhibition in Manchester on 25<sup>th</sup> June.  The tablet was presented by Sue Cudmore, Head of Direct Sales at ISG.</p><p>The seminar took place on 25<sup>th</sup> June at the Radisson Edwardian Blu in Manchester and was attended by Senior Executives of Housing Trusts from around the UK.</p><p>Peter Fitzhenry, head of Housing for Golden Gates Housing Trust, gave an excellent experience-based presentation outlining the business challenges faced by his Trust. These include the need to provide better services to Tenants while minimising operation costs – at a time when all Trusts need to respond to the challenges presented by the Government's Universal Credit. A significant redeployment of capital was a key objective that the Trust has been able to achieve by implementing a selection of technologies to deliver efficiency, improve collaboration, support mobile working and enable tenants to access services on-line. </p><p>Fitzhenry described the exceptional Return on Investment (RoI) the Trust has achieved with savings of over £750K in the first year and ongoing operational savings of 29% per annum.</p><p>More information about the seminar, including Peter's presentation can be found <a href="/why-isg/news/Pages/isg-partners-with-footprint-solutions-to-sponsor-making-commercial-applications-work-in-the-housing-sector.aspx">here</a></p>
http://isg-technology.com/why-isg/news/Pages/digital-exclusion-costing-uk-economy-63bn-each-year.aspxAnna Bravington;isg-kemsing\prod_spadmin<h1>​​​Digital exclusion costing UK economy £63Bn each year   </h1><p> </p><p>Not many surprises from the May statistics from the ONS that underpin this assessment of what to do about 'the other 13%' - but we'd be interested to meet any of the 16 to 24 year olds that have never been online.  The only major bodies trying to make a dent in social exclusion are Housing Trusts. </p><ul><li>6.4 million adults (13%) had never used the Internet, falling by 659,000 since Q1 2013</li><li>44.6 million adults (87%) in the UK had used the Internet in Q1 2014, an increase of 1.1 million since Q1 2013</li><li>Almost all (99%) 16 to 24 year olds had used the Internet, compared with 37% of adults aged 75 years and over</li><li>Men (89%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (85%)</li><li>London had the highest proportion of Internet users (90%); Northern Ireland the lowest (79%)</li></ul><p>Full article: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/08/digital-exclusion-not-insurmountable-problem-public-sector"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/08/digital-exclusion-not-insurmountable-problem-public-sector</span></a> </p>
http://isg-technology.com/why-isg/news/Pages/guardian-reports-golden-gates-peter-fitzhenrys-assessment-of-universal-credit.aspxAnna Bravington<h1>Guardian reports Golden Gates' Peter Fitzhenry's assessment of Universal Credit </h1><p> </p><p>As Warrington has been a pilot for UC, Peter is well positioned to comment. 'They're making it up as they go along' is an assessment that may be familiar to observers of previous governments' dabblings in ideo-technology.  Even the Treasury is sceptical of the project's 'weak management, ineffective control and poor governance'.  Success or failure, Housing Trusts will need the systems to cope. </p><p>Full article: <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-reforms-one-year-on-universal-credit-is-not-working-9391283.html"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-reforms-one-year-on-universal-credit-is-not-working-9391283.html</span></a>  </p>