Catch up on the latest news, events and outputs from The Housing Forum in our quarterly newsletter.
Our June newsletter includes:
- Housing 2019
- New Chair Announcement
- Upcoming Forums
- Working Group Updates
- Forum Outputs
- Affordable Housing Commission
- Freiburg Study Tour
- Members in the Spotlight
One of the key drivers of resident satisfaction is the quality of the repairs and maintenance service.
This also represents significant cost and investment in the stock, with a total spend of £3.2bn from housing associations in 2016/17. Furthermore, an increasing number of housing providers are switching to direct delivery of services.
This RMI Forum will consider the benefits and risks of managing an in-house service as opposed to employing contractors. It ...
We are delighted to announce the launch of The Housing Forum’s annual Yearbook; showcasing the Forum’s achievements in 2018, and previewing our plans for 2019.
Launched at The Housing Forum’s Members Morning event on Friday 7 December at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Yearbook provides a detailed summary of how the Forum has influenced the housing agenda during a transformative year for the sector.
Chairman of The Housing Forum, and Architectural ...
The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018.
HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector to meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.
The conference welcomes 150+ speakers and ...
The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018. Our activities include; exhibiting at the conference, delivering an educational seminar and also hosting a senior leadership roundtable.
HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector ...
We are delighted to announce The Housing Forum's updated autumn & winter events programme for 2018.
If you would like further information about any of our events, please do contact us via email@example.com.
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How to make CHP and community heating schemes more effective for both landlords and customers was the subject of a free half-day seminar in London in June.
Hosted by The Housing Forum and community heating specialist Switch2 Energy, the seminar included expert industry speakers speakers from the consultants Martin Arnold Associates, and legal experts Trowers & Hamlins.
Delegates were provided with real-life examples from CHP and communal heating schemes and ...
The Housing Forum will be making the most of CIH Housing 2018 from Tuesday 26-Thursday 28 June.
We are hosting two thought leadership sessions at the conference, supporting the MHCLG Design Quality Seminar and exhibiting at stand B12.
We are delighted to provide complimentary exhibition passes to Housing 2018. Please follow the link below to register. This registration will provide access to all sessions listed below.
We are pleased to report that we will be presenting at the forthcoming National Housing Federation's Asset Management and Maintenance Conference taking place on 19-20 September 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham.
Michael Cleaver, Director at The Housing Forum along with Alex Burton, Partner at calfordseaden will present on Tuesday 19th on Asset management in mixed tenure developments, with The Housing Forum's recent report "Sustainable Leasehold and long-term asset ...
At our Cross Sector Market Workshop in February, delegates heard about the effects of public procurement rules one year on from instigation, as well as data driven asset management, housing law and problems facing housing supply in the region.
The workshop’s views on industry prospects for 2016 were:
- The climate has changed, and may well change again, creating great uncertainty and driving greater commerciality, presenting both challenges and opportunities
- Quality is ...
The CEO Forum, "Housing and the Government's Spending Review" was chaired by John Anderson, Kier Living.
The Forum was chaired by Tim Bush of Baily Garner, one of the leading interdisciplinary construction consultancy providers to the housing sector. The topic for this Forum was Collaborating for value: Reassessing Development Plans with 1% rent reductions, and focussed on the public rented sector; it is clear that there are regional differences with housing associations in the south identifying proposals to increase revenue through sales but such opportunities being very limited north of ...
Tina Barnard CEO Watford Community Housing Trust chaired the first meeting of this new quarterly club for local housing practitioners set up to look at the big challenges affecting asset management in the affordable housing sector (Link to Watford Community Housing Trust web site)
The club heard about a range of approaches to asset management, re-use of amenity land for new build and the potential of Building Information Management (BIM). Shelagh Grant, Chief ...
Shelagh Grant is Chief Executive of The Housing Forum
The scale of the housing shortage in Britain today dwarfs the capacity of housing organisations to build at scale on their own.
The Housing Forum was set up in different times to bring all parts of the housing industry together and to drive up standards and outputs through innovation, ensuring quality was central to the process of housebuilding and renovation.
This is best delivered through collaboration, and learning ...
Britain urgently needs a new strategy to build more homes, invest in the existing housing stock and overcome a capacity and skills deficit that is threatening to create a barrier to increasing supply. But we must ensure that increasing output is not at the detriment of quality. If we are to leave a lasting legacy for future generations, we must innovate to drive the highest standard of design and performance in new and existing homes.
Though housing is clearly high up the ...