Find out about different local structures and get advice on how you can engage with them.

Engaging locally

Graphic image of different types of housing on a graphResources and information on engaging with LEPs, City Deals and Core Cities.

Working with housing associations

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Do you want to find out more about working together locally with housing associations? 

Want more advice?

Graphic image of people and housesWant to find out more, get in touch with our local External Affairs Managers.


Local Enterprise Partnerships

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are a partnership between businesses in local areas and local authorities. Each LEP has two key priorities to increase jobs and economic growth. Locally, they set their own targets which can include actions on planning, housing and other infrastructure priorities. There are 39 LEPs across England.

City Deals and Core Cities

City Deals move away from a 'one size fits all' approach to urban policy, offering cities the chance to gain certain powers (such as taxation) in exchange for proposals on how they will support private sector growth and the freedoms they need to achieve this. Find out more about City Deals

There are 8 Core Cities, outside of London and they have been granted more powers locally to support growth and new jobs in their areas. Find out more about the Core Cities

Latest Localism updates

Why are we here?

29 July 2014

Tim Doyle, Chief Executive of City West Housing Trust examines whether the sector’s purpose is changing.

Making it count in the south west

11 June 2014

Barbara Shaw explains why they are encouraging housing association leaders to join the Federation’s South West Committee.

Homing in on the south west

11 April 2014

Read the first blog by the chair of our South West Regional Committee, John Brace, giving updates and insights on their work.