Housing Plus Academy

Housing Plus Academy

The Housing Plus Academy is a partnership between the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall, the London School of Economics, 18 leading social housing providers, the National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, and the University of Manchester.

Since November 2015 we have been bringing people together from across the housing world to take part in knowledge exchange and participative learning. The Academy tackles pressing issues affecting both housing associations and local authority landlords today, particularly welfare reform, financial pressure, energy saving, work and skills, community enterprise, and resilience.

The Housing Plus Academy aims to reflect the diversity of social housing, its staff, tenants and customers. We particularly welcome representatives from ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities, all ages and particularly younger working age tenants. We encourage Tenant Management Organisations, Community-Based Housing Associations, Community Land Trusts, tenant co- operatives and smaller housing associations to join.


Forthcoming courses

Community Led Housing Think Tank: Unlocking the Potential of Community Building

29-30 January 2019

Chairs: Roger Saunders and Mark Jackson

The Government has launched a Community Housing Fund to support small, community organisations wanting to create homes in their local areas for people who need secure, decent, affordable places to live. There are a myriad of organisations keen to help. The Fund will help Community Land Trusts, Co-operatives, Tenant Management  Organisations and other community organisations to house more people. 


Housing Think Tank: Working with Tenants - Landlords Roles and Responsibilties

26-27 February 2019

According to the social housing green paper, working closely with involved tenants can improve services and save money, building trust and confidence are vital to this. Building trust between social landlords and their tenants depends on reliable, efficient services and responsible engaged tenants.


Safe and decent - what social landlords can do to protect homes and communities

27-28 March 2019

Landlords take their responsibility towards their tenants and their property very seriously. This covers not only repairs, rents, tenancy conditions and maintenance of common areas; but also safety and decent standards. Tenants have a corresponding duty to take care of their property, abide by agreed rules, respect their neighbours and pay their rent regularly. Recognising these two sides of a coin is the core task of housing and neighbourhood management.


For more information on any of these events, please contact Philippa Allard on p.allard@traffordhall.com or 01244 300246


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