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

Future meetings:

  • 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

Future meetings:

  • 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

Future meetings:

  • 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