Affordability workshop

Understanding the impact of potential changes within the housing sector and the anticipated risks.

The Government’s welfare reform agenda and recent policy announcements about Right to Buy, Pay to Stay and the Local Housing Allowance cap raise significant questions the ability of social landlords to continue to provide affordable housing, but also possible opportunities.  

We know many housing providers are working hard to understand the impacts of these policy changes on affordability, stock profile, and potentially the demographic profile of residents, and this in turn has raised  a number of questions.

  • How will the different strands of welfare reforms affect our most vulnerable tenants?

  • What will be the impact of Right to Buy?

  • How can Pay to Stay be made to work?

  • How can we continue to provide affordable homes – particularly for households on benefits or low incomes?

  • What does the changing face of social housing look like – and how do we respond to this?

  • How should social landlords diversify their offer?

At this workshop, we’ll hear from several housing providers that will share their own thinking, from the modelling they are conducting to understand the impact of potential changes and anticipate risks, to questions they are asking and actions they are considering implementing to ensure they can continue to provide affordable housing.

Speakers include:

  • Jeni Hall, Innovation Lead at Trafford Housing Trust

  • Reuben Young, ‎Research & Policy Analyst at Family Mosaic

  • Ed Wallace, Research and Innovation Manager at Viridian 

Join us for the opportunity to hear from others, ask questions and contribute to the conversation. 

Please note: This workshop is strictly for housing providers and will be run under the Chatham House Rule.

Thursday 19th May 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event price

Free for housing providers