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 the works, the day will once again be a must, not just for social value practitioners but all in the Social Housing sector looking to ensure their organisation is orientated towards making a positive and long-lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Topics and themes for this year include the role of highspeed broadband and digital accessibility, building social value through the built environment, and a core focus on health and wellbeing with sessions dedicated to exercise and social prescribing initiatives. We will also welcome a number of organisations to discuss best practice in the sector, including Social Value UK, The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment, and Scottish Federation of Housing Associations to discuss perspectives from Scotland and lessons for the rest of the UK.

To attend our Social Value conference on the 6th February in Leeds, follow this link:

A week later on the 13th, the NHC’s Housing Strategy Seminar brings together experts, sector bodies such as Homes England and the Local Government Association, and good practice examples from across the region to offer a close look at the key challenges and opportunities in relation to a variety of strategic housing priorities.

With many in the sector looking to deliver on an ambition to build more homes, the day will offer a detailed look at new developments – from land assembly, creating innovative partnerships, and bringing communities with you through effective engagement in the planning process.

We will also go beyond development to explore how housing can nurture strong communities; acting as a catalyst for economic growth, underpinning cohesive neighbourhoods, and improving the health and wellbeing of the local population.

The full programme is available to view here:

The NHC aims to keep our Seminars as affordable as possible, with tickets for members £58.80 (inc. VAT). To book your place, following this link: