Working Groups 2016
The Housing Forum has a national reputation for advancing new solutions to increase both the quality and quantity of both new and existing homes. Working groups are our most important function, shaping policy proposals with a cross sector collaborative approach. For 2016, we are building on our success and plan 3 working groups to give access to the latest and emerging thinking and the new political agenda for housing. We will disseminate and publish topical outcomes and opinions to improve knowledge and practice in house building and stock investment.
Membership of a working group is open to member organisations and perceived as a valuable benefit of membership. The three workstreams are outlined below:
Building Homes - Building Better
Chair - Rory Bergin, Partner, Sustainable Futures, HTA Design
22nd July 2016
23rd September 2016
- 21st October 2016
- 24th January 2017
Starting point - concern in the industry about falling build quality and skills shortages already which may get worse as building numbers increase.
New Solutions To Housing Supply
Chair - Stephen Teagle, Managing Director, Affordable Housing and Regeneration, Galliford Try
6th July 2016
12th September 2016
Starting point - theme chosen to quickly identify which solutions are likely to succeed in boosting the supply of affordable homes either to rent or buy.
Making The Best Of Existing Housing
Chair - Dick Mortimer, Director of Property Services, Family Mosaic
5th July 2016
2nd August 2016
- 21st September 2016
Starting point - theme chosen to advise housing providers and their supply chain on how to increase the value of their existing housing asset base as a way of future proofing their business so they can provide cost effective repairs and reinvestment decisions