Report Launch

A Design For Life: How Councils and Housing Associations Can Collaborate for Impact

Join national leaders in housing and health policy to explore new opportunities for housing associations to contribute to social value.

Public services are facing the biggest changes of a generation. Localism, health and social care integration, the need to make significant savings, and the challenge of meeting rising demand all point to the need to fundamentally rethink how local public services are designed and delivered.

Housing is a significant piece of this jigsaw, given the way it interacts with localism, community investment and social value. Increasingly, local authorities are recognising the key role that housing associations and neighbourhood services can play in building community resilience and tackling deep rooted social problems. Housing associations too are starting to look at how they deliver social value and the opportunities this provides to complement their business.

The challenge for local authorities and housing associations is to understand these opportunities, and how new partnerships can be forged to deliver better outcomes.

Our research has brought together senior stakeholders from local government and housing associations and has drawn on case studies and primary research to examine how new partnerships can be built to deliver better outcomes, and develop new and existing opportunities for future models of services.

This launch will feature a presentation of the report’s key findings by Laura Wilkes, author of the report and Head of Policy and Research at NLGN and a panel discussion featuring key stakeholders in this area including:

Emily Bird
Policy Leader, National Housing Federation
Susie Rogers
Partner, Capsticks LLP
Elizabeth Austerberry
Chief Executive, Moat Homes
Stephen Burns
Executive Director, Community Investment, Peabody
Tim Shields
Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hackney

All attendees will receive a free copy of the report.