Full members must own or manage social housing stock or, for local authorities, have strategic housing responsibilities, and their head office be based in the North East, North West or Yorkshire and Humber.
As a full member, you benefit from our influencing and policy work, which aims to achieve fairer housing policy for the North. This includes input to our research, and the ability to shape our research and our influencing direction in the future. You can also feed into government consultations to which we respond on behalf of the sector in the North, and submit case studies on challenges you face and good practice.
The majority of our online events programme is free for members. Full members can access any chargeable conferences, seminars, training and roundtables at the member-only rate.
You also have access to all of our procurement frameworks and services, and you will make significant savings – because of our membership size, we generate volume which means prices are more competitive compared to those you would receive accessing these services as a stand-alone organisation. For your membership fee, you can access as many procurement solutions and frameworks as you like without any additional charge. These savings offer great value for money and are often way in excess of your membership fee. You have the reassurance that all our frameworks are fully EU compliant and meet all current procurement rules and regulations. You will receive help and guidance from our team of procurement professionals throughout any call off process and we will assist, administrate and run all your further competitions where required. You will also have access to our national Procurement Roundtables where you have the opportunity to hear from, and speak to, other procurement professionals.