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Determined to deliver – building your best enabling service

The challenge of providing new homes continues to be high on the housing agenda. Local authority enabling services play a key role in securing appropriate sites and homes, working closely with developers and housing associations.

Determined to deliver shares best practice looking at:

  • How the best enabling services deliver
  • How they create productive partnerships
  • How they demonstrate Value for Money.

The workshop will consider what housing partners should expect from an enabling service and how they can support local authorities to create successful deals.

Launching HQN’s enabling self assessment toolkit: Wendy Murphy, the author, will go through the key areas of the toolkit and explain how you can use it to improve your service. There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions.

Why should you attend?

This is an essential workshop for local authorities, registered providers and ALMOs

Local authorities – hear about the latest best practice and share experiences with colleagues on how to deliver a robust enabling service with limited resources. You’ll have the opportunity to carry out an initial assessment of your own service against our new toolkit.

Registered providers and ALMOs – find out how you can support local authorities to help you, learn about new initiatives in partnership working and hear the latest on maximising contribution from planning gain. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the strengths and weaknesses of your partner local authorities and consider how you can influence them to create new opportunities.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Strategic framework and context
  • Sites and land supply
  • Funding and resources
  • Tenure products
  • Sales, lettings and building strong communities
  • Performance management and evaluation
  • Driving excellence: applying the HQN enabling toolkit.

Who should attend?

These workshops are essential for all those interested in the delivery of new homes including:

  • Strategic housing staff with responsibility for the enabling service
  • Enabling officers
  • Planning officers
  • Development staff.


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