Social housing - an introduction

This course aims to give housing staff, board members and involved residents a working knowledge of the context in which they operate and how we have arrived there. It will give delegates insight into the development of social housing as a sector and profession, and highlight current key operational concerns and external influences on service delivery.

Social housing - an introduction

Introduction to social housing Key elements of the training include:

  • Locating social housing: understanding tenure in the UK
  • Who provides social housing? Who is it for?
  • Changing demographics and new challenges for the sector
  • What is social housing and how did it develop? The Victorian philanthropists and early state intervention
  • From the welfare state to a business focus: the reconfiguration of tenants as customers
  • Housing management under the spotlight: delivering core services in context – key functions, key concerns
  • Understanding service delivery: generic versus specialist working arrangements
  • Social housing: professional concerns
  • Who funds social housing and how are we accountable?

Who should attend?

All staff, board members and resident representatives new to the housing sector or wishing to update their knowledge in the rapidly changing housing world.

Michael Guest

Leadership and management Michael Guest

Michael Guest has extensive experience as a consultant and trainer in the housing sector. This extends across working with board members, staff and involved residents in many types of housing organisation. His own experience involves most roles in housing.

After Michael gained an MSc with Merit in June 2017 in Leadership and Management, he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies with Merit in June 2018. He is well known for his approachable and participative style of training, ensuring that learning is retained and can be applied in practice.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing training@hqnetwork.co.uk