Homelessness National Group

The Homelessness National Group was formed in summer 2018.

This group has some non-members co-opted on due to their knowledge and expertise.

Group members

  • John Glenton – Riverside (chair)
  • Beatrice Orchard – St Mungo's (vice-chair)
  • Jacque Allen – Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
  • Vicky Ball – Phoenix Futures
  • Mike Barrett – Porchlight
  • Molly Bishop – GMCA
  • David Bogle – Hightown Housing Association
  • Lee Buss – Riverside
  • Simon Callaghan – Tyne Housing Association
  • Suzanne Fitzpatrick – University of York
  • Martyn Hale – Citizen
  • Maggie Houghton – Hyde Housing Association 
  • Andrew Humberstone – East Midlands Housing Association
  • Mushtaq Khan - Housing Diversity Network
  • Andrew Redfern – Framework Housing Association
  • Tony Stacey – South Yorkshire Housing Association

Join our Homelessness national group

Would you like to help shape the way the Federation and the sector respond to the urgent need to address homelessness, and the political and operating environment that govern our ability to prevent it?

About the group

The Homelessness Steering Group shapes, informs and influences our work on homelessness. The group supports us by developing and testing new policy ideas, gathering vital sector intelligence, informing our responses to government and other key stakeholders; and taking the lead on pieces of work on behalf of the sector.

The Homelessness Steering group is not a governance mechanism, so the onus is on discussion, debate and engagement, rather than lengthy papers and minutes. What we will promise you in return is a dynamic space in which to contribute to Federation policy discussion and thought leadership, with high quality facilitation and support from our staff.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking to recruit up to four new members to fill vacancies in this well-established group. We are committed to supporting diversity in the group. We are keen to hear from housing associations of all sizes, and organisations that manage supported housing. We would particularly welcome applications from providers of general needs housing.

What you’re committing to

We ask all members to attend at least 3 of the 4 meetings held each year. They are usually in London but occasionally elsewhere in the country. We also ask group members to respond to email requests for information or feedback between meetings. For full details, please see the Terms of Reference below.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to admin.team@housing.org.uk by cop Wednesday 11th March.

Please note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday 30th April between 12.30 and 15.30 at National Housing Federation, Lion Court, 25 Procter Street, Holborn, London, WC1V 6NY

For an informal chat about the group and its work, feel free to get in touch with Suzannah Young, Policy Officer

Download the application form

Download the Terms of Reference

Who to speak to

Suzannah Young, Policy Officer