Our offer for board members

How the Federation can support housing association boards to deliver for their organisations and protect the sector’s reputation.

Housing association boards play a key role in making sure that organisations are well run, effective and deliver on their mission. Making sure that boards are supported to do this is important for the reputation of the sector, and for delivery.

At the Federation we have been working with board members to identify the key support that they need from us to do this more effectively.

We are lucky that housing association boards can attract passionate, highly skilled and influential people. But housing is a complex, ever-changing world and with the sector under closer scrutiny following the Grenfell Tower fire, we want to support your boards to deliver the best for your businesses and customers.

With this in mind, we are launching our board member offer, which sets out what board members can expect from their organisation’s membership of the Federation.

How we can helpInsight, Networks, Ambition


We will:

  • develop your knowledge of the housing sector
  • provide opportunities for you to improve your technical skills and expertise
  • inform your understanding of the political environment



  • help you to grow your personal network across the housing sector
  • facilitate peer-to-peer learning to share best practice and innovation
  • support you to engage key influencers and stakeholders



We will:

  • inform your strategic thinking with insight and expertise
  • influence the Government to create a better environment for housing associations
  • support you and your organisation through challenging times


  • creating opportunities for you to inform, shape and lead the Federation's influencing work
  • expert support and guidance on key business issues.

Download a copy of our offer for board members.

To discuss our wider strategy on board members, please get in touch with Katie Teasdale in the first instance. If you want to speak to someone about the support available in your area then email admin.team@housing.org.uk and they will put you in touch with your local manager.