Blog posts by John Hocking

Austerity should not stop us building sustainable homes

by John Hocking

In this age of austerity, sustainability is going out of fashion. But the house-building industry must remain committed to providing low-cost, high-standard homes which reduce the carbon footprint, argues John Hocking, Executive Director at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

Why independent living gives residents wings

by John Hocking

How often do you see someone literally jumping for joy when you complete the redevelopment of a care home?

Could welfare reforms create a new class divide?

by John Hocking

At JRHT, we believe that mixed-income neighbourhoods like our Derwenthorpe development provide a vibrant and successful base for strong communities.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's a SuperHome!

by John Hocking

I was really pleased that a JRHT property became the 100th SuperHome last week. But what are SuperHomes? Does it have something to do with Kryptonite and saving the planet?