Local engagement toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help housing associations engage with local councillors and other stakeholders, and build the partnerships that are integral in solving our nation’s housing crisis.

Top tips for excellent engagement

Read our blog on the seven steps to follow for developing a successful engagement strategy.

Template letters to councillors

Use our templates as a starting point to contact councillors, whether to welcome them as new incumbents following the local elections, or to introduce yourself or build on an existing relationship.

'What is a housing association?' factsheet

Download and print this factsheet to give to your stakeholders an overview of what housing associations are, the work that they do, and the impact they have on people's lives.

Regional data on the housing crisis

Prepare for your stakeholder meetings by using Home Truths, our overview of the housing market in England, with regional data on affordability, unemployment and the shortfall in housing supply.

This tool also gives you the option to make your own customised report, tailored to your organisation, featuring the local authorities you want to compare.

Let us know how you get on

Political intelligence is crucial to the work we do – it allows us to build a picture of the political environment our members are operating in, and adjust our messages and lobbying work accordingly.

So please keep us informed of your engagement with politicians by completing our online form .