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Tenant Panels event summary

Last month around 100 of the region’s engaged residents returned to The Principal York for the Northern Housing Consortium and Tenant Advisor’s 9th Annual Tenant Panel conference. The theme of the day was ‘influencing services and decision makers’ and with a General Election on the horizon, delegates used the day to produce their own ‘Resident’s […]

Northern Housing Consortium Events 2020 – A look ahead

The NHC events calendar starts the new year off on a strong footing with two events looking at Social Value and Housing Strategy. An annual event now in its 6th year, our Social Value conference is run in collaboration with HACT, who have pioneered social value measurement in the sector. With an eclectic programme in […]

A look back at 2019

As attention turns to the year ahead, we take a look back at some of the work our members helped us to achieve in the year 2019. Our work programme has been busy, covering a new corporate plan, a focused influencing agenda and an exciting new collaboration to launch Consortium Procurement Construction, offering our members […]

A new bursary scheme will offer awards of £500 to tenants to support learning opportunities

The Unlocking Success Bursary Scheme, funded through the Northern Housing Consortium Charitable Trust, will award bursaries of £500 to help tenants develop their learning and skills to support their future employment. The Northern Housing Consortium has launched the Unlocking Success Bursary Scheme to support residents in social housing to further develop their skills and to […]

Northern Housing Summit 2019 Summary

The Northern Housing Summit took place earlier this month, attended by over 180 representatives from housing associations and local authorities. The day had three main themes running throughout – future vision and ambition, quality and place, and capacity, delivery and regulation. Our Chief Executive, Tracy Harrison welcomed delegates to the event, recognising that we face […]

Impact of Universal Credit – Resource Research Deadline Extended

We have learnt through our roundtable events that housing providers and local authorities are increasingly having to take up the slack and are investing increasing resources to ensure the smooth running of the Universal Credit system for the benefits of claimants and to maintain sustainable tenancies. In order to quantify the extent to which members […]

MyNHC – putting members at the heart of NHC services

Where are we now? I’ve worked in the NHC’s Member Engagement team since 2015, and we’ve seen huge changes during that time, both to the housing landscape and in how we deliver services to our 146 local authority, housing association and ALMO members across the North. We’ve fundamentally changed the way we engage with members, […]

Charities, local authorities and housing associations came together to tackle Homelessness in Leeds earlier this week

Representatives from Crisis, Youth Homeless North East, and both local authorities and housing associations shared their experiences, latest research and recommendations around tackling homelessness at an event organised by the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) in Leeds on the 25th November. Access to housing is a fundamental part of solving homelessness. There are now 84,740 households, […]