Collaboration is becoming increasingly necessary to make progress on the systemic challenges our sector is facing. Issues like climate change, building safety, inequality, residents engagement and development, require collaboration to enact change.

Our National Housing Summit Knowledge Fair will help you strengthen alliances through structured collaboration. You will be able to have meaningful 1:1 conversations with some of the sector’s key stakeholders and partners that can support you in delivering your vision for a better, fairer future.

Building Better

Building Better, backed by the National Housing Federation, is an alliance of 29 housing associations and local authorities working together to increase the use of modern methods of construction (MMC) in the social housing sector.
We are offering housing associations and local authorities an opportunity to drive change in a system we know is broken.

Building a Safer Future Charter

The Building a Safer Future Charter has been created to promote an urgent and positive culture and behaviour change in the safety of the built environment. It is about putting people’s safety first in how we plan for, design, build, maintain, and look after the safety of the buildings we live, work or play in and protect those that use them.

The Building a Safer Future Charter consists of five commitments that demonstrate commitment to protecting life by putting safety first, ahead of all other building priorities.

It was developed by the Industry Early Adopters Group (referred to as Charter Founders) as a first step towards spearheading the cultural and behavioural changes required across the industry to achieve a safer building system.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is focussed on leading economy-wide transformation by backing enterprise and long-term growth, generating cheaper, cleaner, homegrown energy and unleashing the UK as a science superpower through innovation.

Supporting the aims of BEIS’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener and the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) aims to deliver warm, energy-efficient homes, reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackle fuel poverty, and support green jobs.


Crisis is the national charity for people experiencing homelessness in Great Britain. We are committed to helping people directly out of homelessness and campaigning for the changes needed to solve it altogether. Every day, we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people’s lives, and over 50 years on from our inception, the urgency has never been greater.

Homelessness is different for every individual who experiences it, and people lose their homes for a variety of reasons. Rising pressure from high rents and low pay, or a sudden life event like losing a job or family breakdown, can quickly force people into homelessness. At our 11 ‘Skylight’ centres across Great Britain, our experienced coaches offer vital one-to-one support and advice to help people identify their individual training, health and wellbeing, employment and housing needs.

Homes England

Homes England is the government’s housing and regeneration agency. We care about the prosperity of places, the affordability of homes and the sustainability of communities.

As part of our mission to increase the supply of well-designed new homes and create places that inspire pride we have a mandate to turbocharge the property-led regeneration of towns and cities across the country, supporting the UK Government’s Levelling Up strategy.

For us, this means working with local leaders and the public and private sector to use our funding, expertise, and statutory powers to help create communities fit for the 21st century that foster local pride and a sense of place.


HouseProud is the professional network for LGBTQ+ people working in the housing sector. Our aim is to attract a more diverse workforce into social housing and encourage more LGBT+ people to fulfil their potential and support others to develop in their chosen career. We will do this by sharing best practice and mentoring each other – individually or organisationally – so that the sector becomes a better employer for LGBTQ+ colleagues. In turn, this delivers a better service to our LGBTQ+ customers and communities so we can champion their voice.

Housing Diversity Network

Housing Diversity Network is a not-for-profit that aims to inspire and empower people, promoting equality, diversity and opportunity for all. We work collaboratively to support organisations to improve how they address inequality, get the most from their staff and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Most of our work centres on strategic thinking with boards and leadership teams, as well as on workforce development. Our board excellence and board trainee programmes help organisations to achieve and maintain diverse boards.

Leadership 2025

Leadership 2025 is a charity working across the sector, together with our key stakeholders, to make the housing sector leadership more diverse. Our vision is to dismantle structural inequality within the housing sector. Our mission is for the leadership of the housing sector to be ethnically diverse.

Together with Tenants

Together with Tenants was introduced following the devastating fire at Grenfell in 2017, with the aim of building stronger relationships between landlords and tenants. Together with Tenants has now been adopted by 204 housing associations across 2.2 million households. The charter was designed by our independent Tenant Advisory Panel and our members, following a widespread consultation, including with residents. As a sector, it is important we continue to show our commitment to being more transparent and accountable to residents and we’d encourage all housing associations to sign up to Together with Tenants. Our role as custodians of this initiative is to support members in spreading this culture across the sector.