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How to write a housing strategy: Housing needs of particular groups and bringing it all together

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Start 16 Feb 2022 09:30
  • End 16 Feb 2022 13:30

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How to write a housing strategy: Housing needs of particular groups and bringing it all together

Virtual workshop

If you need to write, refresh or revise a key housing strategy, this series of four practical workshops will guide you every step of the way.

HQN has been experiencing a significant increase in people asking for support to refresh key housing strategies. Whilst we’re always happy to roll up our sleeves and take on the lion’s share of such work, we’re also very aware that many organisations are working with significantly reduced budgets and needing to do a lot of this work in-house.

That’s why we have decided to launch a new programme, which combines access to consultancy support and information with a structured approach to developing a new strategy. The programme covers multiple workshops, taking you through each of the key stages. You’ll develop a project and consultation plan, review the data and gather evidence, appraise options and resources. You’ll also have access to HQN resources including relevant toolkits and briefings.

Strategy development often ends up in the ‘important but not urgent’ box: committing to the programme creates momentum and a deadline. You’ll also have support from others in the group, able to exchange ideas, and act as a sounding board.

Each workshop will equip you for the next stage of the work, so by the end of the workshops you’ll have a complete draft of your new strategy – job done! The workshops will apply to any strategy with a housing focus, be this a housing strategy, homelessness strategy, tenancy strategy or similar. They will also apply whether you work for a local authority, RP or other housing provider.  

In order to complete your strategy within that timescale you’ll obviously need to set aside additional time to do the work – but for each stage you’ll have a clear idea of what you need to do and how to do it – effectively, and in line with best practice.

The programme will be delivered by HQN associate Wendy Murphy who will be with you every step of the way.

We’ve deliberately left the scope of the last workshop to be decided by the participants. Maybe you’re looking to increase your knowledge in a particular area, or you want to bounce some ideas off colleagues. This last session will give you the opportunity to explore challenges and solutions that are relevant to you. By the end of this session, completing your strategy will be plain sailing!

About Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy is an experienced consultant who has worked in the housing sector for more than 30 years. She has undertaken a wide range of consultancy assignments for HQN, including projects on tenancies and allocations. She has written briefing papers for HQN on a wide range of topics, including emerging new approaches to housing management, tenancy strategies and policies, affordable rents, allocations and lettings, hard-to-let properties and partnership working.

Wendy was previously a senior manager with Bristol City Council where she was responsible for developing new approaches to housing management, including locally managed approaches and integration with a wider range of services. She was chair of Flourish Homes and sat on the Aster Group board for eight years. Wendy has run a large number of in-house and public training courses; her approach is practical and action orientated, ensuring that learning is embedded into the organisation. Wendy also works as a coach and facilitator.

If you are members of the following networks, this event will be beneficial. Not a member? Click the below links to find out more: 

The Housing Quality Network | The Innovation and Technology Network | The Leasehold Network |  The Health and Safety Network | The Asset Management Network | The Residents Network | The Strategic Network | The Housing Management Network | The Housing Finance Network | The Rent Income Excellence Network | The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network.

More workshops on housing strategy below:

How to write a housing strategy: Data analysis and consultation | Wednesday 17 November 2021 | 9:30am – 13:30pm 

How to write a housing strategy: Emerging priorities, options and resources | Wednesday 19 January 2022 | 9:30am – 13:30pm 

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