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CIH launch “Rethinking social housing” 23/11/2017 Labelled as Consultation, Legislation

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have launched a major new project to help shape the future of social housing.


The CIH project entitled "Rethinking social housing" will combine original research and engagement with the sector, tenants, politicians and the public to explore fundamental questions about the future of social housing.


ARCH, through John Bibby our Chief Executive, has been invited to participate in the Project Advisory Group.


The project aims to:


  • Stimulate a wide-ranging debate about the future of social housing
  • Make the case for social housing
  • Understand and challenge perceptions of social housing
  • Influence and shape the direction of future housing policy and feed directly into the government's housing green paper.


The project will have three steams of work:


  • Stream one will test and gather views on the role and purpose of social housing from, the housing sector and other associated professions including health and social care. It will focus on three key questions:
    • What is social housing?
    • Who is social housing for?
  • Stream two will capture a broader range of views of the role and purpose of social housing. It will focus on two key questions:
    • What is the public's perception of social housing?
    • What the experiences and perceptions of people who live in social housing?
  • Stream three will seek to gain a clear picture of who currently lives in social housing, with the aim of improving public understanding. It will focus on two key questions:
    • Who is currently living in social housing?
    • What is the value of social housing?


More information about the project can be found on the CIH website.



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