Author Archives: Lee Parkinson


Theresa May announces £2bn for affordable housing

Theresa May has announced an extra £2bn for “affordable housing”, with funding for social rented homes in areas “where need is greatest”, in her closing … read more


Unblocking the narrow pipelines to success: rising to the challenges of social mobility

The Social Mobility Commission recently issued its State of the Nation report on social mobility in Great Britain which highlighted some of the acute challenges faced by young people from middle and low income families in accessing opportunities to develop both academically and vocationally. Worryingly the report highlighted not only the growing social divide but also the growing geographical divide between the social mobility of those living in the big cities and those living in towns and counties. read more


10 EN team members x 10 volunteering hours: #5 Lee Parkinson x Autism Plus

As part of EN’s 10 year celebrations, our 10-strong team have all chosen a Yorkshire-based community project to contribute 10 hours at least in volunteering.  … read more


Comment on Brexit

Following the momentous outcome of the EU Referendum, the reality of the decision to leave the EU, made by the electorate, is now starting to be better understood as the world markets react to the uncertainty that such change will bring. read more


Supporting Help 4 Homeless Veterans

This Christmas Efficiency North is proud to be supporting Help 4 Homeless Veterans, a charity established in Barnsley 5 years ago to provide accommodation for … read more


EN’s Response to the Autumn Spending Review

It’s encouraging to see in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that the Government has placed Housing at the centre of their agenda, recognising both the need … read more


Weathering the perfect storm

During the run up to the General Election all political parties placed housing, or rather the lack of it, at the centre of their pledges. … read more