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
- 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
- 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.