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The Centre for Housing and Support

The Centre for Housing and Support THE CENTRE FOR HOUSING AND SUPPORT On Education Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire (William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) Irish poet, dramatist) Times are hard and it seems to us that every day we are hearing about something else that is being cut or closed down. In this vein it was with a great deal of sadness that we read a rather depressing article in a recent issue of Inside Housing. (Must do better, Inside Housing 06/08/10) It proclaimed the demise of housing education in a number of our universities; easy victims of cuts in university funding because the courses are small and often marginal in the overall scheme of university programmes. At the same time we hear of housing employers reluctant to invest money in educating their staff on a variety of housing programmes, from Level 2 upwards; training budgets always seem to be cut first. Yet, in trying times such as those we are currently experiencing, investing in the development of housing staff has never been more appropriate. This may seem to be counterintuitive when housing organisations are facing cuts in public spending and a squeeze on private finance. Both http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Housing, Care and Support Emerald Publishing

The Centre for Housing and Support

Housing, Care and Support , Volume 13 (4): 4 – Dec 14, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1460-8790
DOI
10.5042/hcs.2010.0760
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THE CENTRE FOR HOUSING AND SUPPORT On Education Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire (William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) Irish poet, dramatist) Times are hard and it seems to us that every day we are hearing about something else that is being cut or closed down. In this vein it was with a great deal of sadness that we read a rather depressing article in a recent issue of Inside Housing. (Must do better, Inside Housing 06/08/10) It proclaimed the demise of housing education in a number of our universities; easy victims of cuts in university funding because the courses are small and often marginal in the overall scheme of university programmes. At the same time we hear of housing employers reluctant to invest money in educating their staff on a variety of housing programmes, from Level 2 upwards; training budgets always seem to be cut first. Yet, in trying times such as those we are currently experiencing, investing in the development of housing staff has never been more appropriate. This may seem to be counterintuitive when housing organisations are facing cuts in public spending and a squeeze on private finance. Both

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Housing, Care and SupportEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 14, 2010

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