How housing associations can call for homes to be at the heart of the recovery

Our themed weeks of action will highlight why homes should be at the heart of recovery, and increase support for social housing from now until the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review in the autumn. They cover six themes and are designed so that you can pick all or some of the themes that most resonate with you but the theme for the week beginning Monday 3 August is homes at the heart of a stronger economy.

There are lots of ways you can support the campaign this week, from engaging with your local politicians and media to creating a splash on social media.

Build local political support

With the lockdown rules increasingly easing, politicians are eager to use this summer recess to meet with constituents and local organisations to hear of their experiences. This presents an opportunity to consider hosting a virtual or socially distanced visit of your schemes with politicians, so they can see first-hand the work and impact of housing associations locally. 

  1. Invite politicians to a virtual or socially distanced visit of your schemes 
  2. Encourage politicians to publicly support the campaign through a short video or photo
  3. Ask politicians to share our campaign graphics on social media

Campaign briefing

What is the NHF social housing plan for national recovery?

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Invite your local politician to visit

Use our template letter to write to your local representative.

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Local facts and figures

Use our data tools to find out more about your area.

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Politician briefing

Everything your local politician needs to know about the campaign in one document.

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Virtual engagement

Not possible for your local politician to visit in person? No problem - read these top tips for virtual political engagement.

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Visits from local politicians

Our guide to organising a socially distanced or virtual MP visit to your housing association during the campaign. 

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Make a local media splash

How to contact local media

Get key stats for media, top tips for getting in touch with media

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Template press release

Tell your local newspaper about your politician visit using this template press release.

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Show your support on social media

Shareable social media graphics

Share your stories and evidence. This can be through graphics, photos, videos or quotes – or case studies and blogs on your website. We’ve created some resources to get you started.

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Case studies

We're also keen to capture as many case studies as we can. If you'd like to send us a case study, please get in touch. 

Don't work for a housing association?

Who to speak to

John Pierce, Campaigns Manager