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Ecotherapy: the natural selection for teambuilding days

Ecotherapy: the natural selection for teambuilding days

Most of us spend our work life at a desk in a strip-lit office, and the closest we'll get to a plant is the obligatory Yucca in reception. That's why we, the team at QED, welcomed the ethos of the Brighton-based Centre for Ecotherapy with open arms recently.

A not-for-profit social enterprise, the Centre for Ecotherapy provides support for vulnerable people in the local Brighton and Hove community through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities.

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London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part 4)

London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part 4)

In our last blog in this series, we take a look at the final piece of the puzzle of London’s housing crisis – the perception of land value vs. building value, and the importance of detaching the two.

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London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part three)

London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part three)

January 2018

A new year encourages us all to reflect, assess and, where necessary, improve. This is true in both our personal and professional lives. It is also applicable to industry, and none more so than the UK housebuilding industry.

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Renewing the British dream or fantasy?

Politics is a strange game - spin and rhetoric with little truth to be seen - politicians just don't say what they mean these days. The Prime Ministers Speech on 4 October 2017 was no different:

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London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part two)

London’s Housing Crisis: A guide on how to eat an elephant (part two)

There is no quick fix to solving the housing crisis. As discussed in part one of this blog, solving any problem is a process and the first step should be to ‘stop the bleeding’ – by implementing strategies to reduce public spending on short term, unsuitable accommodation for those in immediate housing need.

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