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Cost-of-living crisis: Should housing associations play the role of more than just a landlord?

Liz Griffiths, Account Director, shares her views on the vital role of housing associations in the cost of living crisis....

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Far from over – The First Minister contest

Head of Public Affairs, Craig Lawton, assesses what we can expect from the Welsh Labour Leadership contest in the coming...

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Climate Action takes centre stage

Julie Longton, Head of PR & Campaigns, gives her views on the next two weeks and why they are crucial...

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What does the Future Generations Commissioner’s new strategy mean for you?

Craig Lawton, Head of Public Affairs, assesses what ‘Cymru Can’, the new strategy from the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales,...

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Creating Conversations

We’re very excited to launch Grasshopper’s new insights series – Creating Conversations – which brings together industry experts to talk...

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The race to be First Minister

Head of Public Affairs, Craig Lawton, takes a look at the First Minister contenders When Mark Drakeford became First Minister...

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Award Season – reflections on a brilliant year

It feels like the Grasshopper team is riding the crest of a wave at the moment – having been shortlisted...

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What is good design?

This could be deemed as a subjective question, but perhaps in fact, you can measure what good design is by...

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UK Reiif: Themes we can get on board with

It is our first time attending UK Reiif this week and we are looking forward to things getting underway. What...

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Why is good communication important for housing associations?

According to Shelter there are 89,000 people waiting for an affordable home in Wales and 1.2 million in England. The...

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Helping you help: supporting colleagues to be their best selves

Between work, hobbies, social life and other personal commitments, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the time to...

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This blog is 100% carbon neutral. Or is it?

Climate change looks set to remain top of the agenda. From global summits on emissions targets to local efforts to...

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RTPI: Bringing benefits to communities

Hannah presented to the RTPI on community benefit and how benefit funds, social value and community ownership of energy projects...

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Supercharging community engagement

While attending a consultation event recently, I found myself on the ‘other side’ for the first time. The experience was...

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What makes a sustainable place? Building communities into development plans

With house building still dominating the development agenda, considering and providing for community is as important to placemaking as ever....

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PR in 2023: 5 predictions for the year ahead

New year, new start. But what does 2023 hold in store for PR? Here are our #TeamGrasshopper predictions… People and planet, not...

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Using words to inspire: an introduction to framing

Click here to view Framing Best Practice Guide

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Inspiring climate action

Just Stop Oil recently made headlines for its brazen tactics to raise awareness of the climate emergency. Examples include throwing...

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Chatting about community engagement with Young Planners Cymru

Last week we gathered with Arup, Planning Aid and Young Planners Cymru for a session on how community engagement plays...

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Let’s talk about retrofit: communicating home decarbonisation

Entering its third year of funding, the Welsh Government’s Optimised Retrofit programme really has been leading the way in tackling...

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Grasshopper expands into South East England

Grasshopper Communications has opened a new South East England office, following a string of client wins and four new hires....

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Online Inclusion – A guide to running bilingual virtual events

Like it or not, webinars and online meetings and events are now part of our everyday lives. But what happens...

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Prime Minister Liz Truss – climate friend or foe?

The battle for the next Prime Minister(ship) has no doubt come at an interesting time – probably for most people...

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Cymraeg at Grasshopper: From Beginner to Fluent

It all started with a ‘Bore Da’… Wales is our home – it’s where we started, where most of our...

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Life in the Slow Lane: Everyday Sustainability

Sometimes it’s daunting to think about our role in the climate crisis – but the smallest things make a difference....

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Thriving with Nature

Last week was Wales Nature Week, an annual celebration of nature showcasing the fantastic habitats and species of Wales. Some...

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Grasshopper Glow Up

We’re really excited to reveal Grasshopper’s fresh new look, complete with a shiny new website (which, if you’re reading this,...

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Grasshopper named Consultancy of the Year at the RESI Awards

We are really happy to be able to report that team Grasshopper took home ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at this...

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Tackling the engagement gap: the importance of community engagement in shaping our places

The brief As a specialist in community engagement, Grasshopper wanted to understand how effectively people were being engaged in new...

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Why I work for a company like Grasshopper

I really do believe we need to build more homes alongside the facilities and services to support them. Our population...

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