Event Summary

There is a serious shortage of social housing, which is reflected in long waiting lists for social homes, a lack of affordability and high rents. It is estimated that around 340,000 new homes need to be supplied in England each year, of which 145,000 should be affordable. The supply crisis is further compounded by the challenges of net zero, the quality of existing stock and building safety regulations. Housing associations, local authorities and developers have shown imagination and determination in overcoming these obstacles but the number of new homes being delivered in England is below target.

Westminster Insight’s timely Affordable Housing Digital Conference will focus on the future delivery of safe, decent, and affordable homes. Learn how to unlock investment through collaboration, access available funds and navigate anticipated planning reforms to meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable homes.

This comprehensive event will bring together housing associations, development partners, local authorities, planning teams and investors to discuss innovation and collaboration in the sector. Identify which partnership models work best to unlock funding to deliver affordable housing in your communities. How can the sector work together to maximise development opportunities and meet other organisational goals, such as the delivery of excellent customer service and management of existing stock?

Chaired by Gordon Perry, Board Member, CIH, join us online for this practical, one-day event to find out what others are doing and to hear from a senior line up of speakers with decades of experience in affordable housing. Hear directly from the DLUHC about the national picture and next steps towards the Social Housing White Paper. You will also hear from the Chair of the Built Environment Committee, Baroness Neville-Rolfe and Professor Mark Stephens, Lead Author of the UK Housing Review 2022 with recommendations to improve supply, quality and affordability. Learn from a series of innovative case studies and award-winning approaches to design and collaboration.

Key Topics

  • Recommendations from the UK Housing Review to improve supply, quality and affordability
  • Implications of the Social Housing White Paper and the Building Safety Bill
  • Levelling up home ownership across the UK
  • Navigating future changes to the planning system and plans to introduce a new Infrastructure Levy
  • Unlocking funding to build more homes and improve quality and sustainability
  • Collaborations between investors, SME, local authorities and housing associations
  • An update on the Affordable Homes Programme (2021-26)
  • Award winning approaches to design, development, planning and regeneration