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Coronavirus

Coronavirus – updates on testing, vaccinations and easing lockdown

Member only Housing associations continue to face significant challenges in the face of coronavirus and there have been numerous, fast-moving changes to government advice around the pandemic.

20 April 2021

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Homelessness
Video
Webinar

NHF and Homeless Link webinar

The Picture of Housing First 2020 research showed that there has been a significant increase in the involvement of social landlords in the delivery of Housing First, with 81% of services

12 April 2021

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Shared ownership
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Webinar

Shared ownership campaign transfer: updates on the NHF decision making, opportunities and ambitions for year two

Member only In December 2020, we announced that we were looking for a new organisation to lead the shared ownership campaign. This decision followed a strategic review of our work in response to

09 April 2021

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Together with tenants
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Together with Tenants: tenant and resident engagement in smaller housing associations

Member only Together with Tenants This webinar focused on practicalities of implementing Together with Tenants in smaller housing associations, hearing practical examples from organisations who

30 March 2021

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Climate change

Funding for green retrofitting

Member only On this webinar we heard directly from the government about funding opportunities for green retrofit work on housing association properties, focusing on plans for the Social Housing

29 March 2021

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Together with tenants
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Webinar

Together with Tenants - quality webinar

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we held two webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar focused on: Quality – residents can expect their homes to be

22 March 2021

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - voice, influence and accountability (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar will focus on these two: • Voice and influence – views from

01 March 2021

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Diversity and equality
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Webinar

A history of LGBTQ+ housing in England

The housing association sector has long played a role in creating safe spaces and building communities. During LGBTQ+ History Month, we hosted this webinar to look at British LGBTQ+ history and

25 February 2021

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants - relationships and communication (webinar)

Following the launch and national rollout of Together with Tenants we are holding webinars on each of the six priorities. This webinar focuses on the first two: Relationships – housing

22 February 2021

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Governance
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Webinar

New board member induction

Member only Housing has become one of the most important political issues in recent years, with high expectations from the government, the regulator and the public. Housing associations are

09 February 2021

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Video
Webinar

Strategies to support mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed every social landlord to ask the question, how can we better support the mental health of residents and staff? This webinar explores three different approaches

03 February 2021

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Rural housing
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Webinar

The future of rural housing communities

Member only This webinar reflects on how new rural housing policy, demographic changes, the current economic climate and the coronavirus crisis is creating both opportunities and challenges for

27 January 2021

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Governance
Regulation
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Webinar

Securing Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Member only The National Housing Federation is working with PIB Insurance Broker to support our members to procure Directors and Officers Liability Insurance from 1 April 2021. This follows the

15 January 2021

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Influencing insights - media relations (webinar)

Member only Charlotte Deshmukh, Public Relations Manager at the National Housing Federation provides an update on the latest news and insight from the NHF, discusses reputation management and

16 December 2020

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Webinar

What next with the Social Housing White Paper?

Member only The Social Housing White Paper proposes some significant changes for the social housing sector. This webinar discusses the implications for housing associations, our residents,

15 December 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

Equality, diversity and inclusion report launch (webinar)

Member only Improving diversity, equality and inclusion goes to the heart of who we are as organisations and what we stand for as a sector. Housing associations are driven by strong social

09 December 2020

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Domestic abuse

How housing associations are responding to increases in domestic abuse

This webinar, organised by the NHF’s National Domestic Abuse group, explores responses by housing associations to domestic abuse during the pandemic and what lessons we can learn as the pandemic

08 December 2020

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus testing, winter planning and infection control in supported housing settings (webinar)

With the end of the autumn lockdown imminent and winter on the horizon, we held a webinar on coronavirus testing, winter planning and infection control in supported housing settings. This was a

30 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Video
Webinar

The Social Housing White Paper (webinar)

Member only The government has published the Social Housing White Paper which sets out a ‘charter for social housing residents’ and aims to deliver the improvement in transparency and

26 November 2020

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Governance
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Webinar

Introducing the Code of Governance 2020 (webinar)

Code of Governance 2020 The new 2020 Code of Governance has been completely rewritten, building upon the strength of previous codes and reflecting the latest developments in best practice and

18 November 2020

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Together with tenants
Webinar

Together with Tenants (residents webinar)

Together with Tenants aims to strengthen the relationship between residents and their landlords. Working with residents, our independent Tenant Advisory Panel, our members and others we have

16 November 2020

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Diversity and equality
Webinar

A history of BME Housing in Britain (webinar)

BME housing associations play a crucial role in providing quality housing for tenants of all backgrounds, but their work goes far beyond housing and includes advocating for anti-racism and

04 November 2020

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Regeneration
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Webinar

Housing associations as anchor institutions (webinar)

The role of housing associations as anchor institutions is what sets them apart. They are employers, builders, partners and placemakers. They are at the beating heart of communities across England

02 October 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

The benefits of a long term affordable housing programme (webinar)

Member only In this webinar we explore two recently published pieces of research that evidence the impact that a long term affordable housing programme would have: • Research conducted by CAST

01 October 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar

Building safety for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only This webinar talks through the key building safety issues for smaller housing associations, what you need to be doing now and how you can prepare for transition to the new regulatory

28 September 2020

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Shared ownership
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar

Affordable Homes Programme - what does it mean?

Member only The government has announced more details for the 2021-26 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and how it plans to build up to 180,000 new homes. In this webinar Catherine Ryder, NHF

22 September 2020

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The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review - webinar

Member only The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review will set out the government’s spending plans for the rest of this Parliament (2021/2 - 2024/5) This is a key opportunity to shape and influence

18 September 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Video
Webinar

Understanding the draft Building Safety Bill (webinar)

Member only The government published its draft Building Safety Bill on 20 July – the second of two pieces of legislation on building safety expected this year, following the Fire Safety Bill in

11 September 2020

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Governance
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Webinar

New board member induction (webinar)

Member only Housing has become one of the most important political issues in recent years, with high expectations from the government, the regulator and the public. Housing associations are

09 September 2020

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Supported housing
Webinar
Coronavirus

Easing lockdown in supported housing settings (webinar)

Member only We know that housing associations have put a wide range of measures in place to support vulnerable people to safely self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak, including meal

04 September 2020

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Supply of new homes
Webinar

Planning white paper webinar

Member only In this webinar we provide an overview of the recently launched planning white paper, outline the key issues for our sector and answer your questions. Please login to access this

26 August 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Operating during local lockdowns (webinar)

What's coming up Member only This webinar explores best practice for members on managing local lockdowns in areas where they operate. Speakers include housing associations who have

18 August 2020

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Webinar

Housing Ombudsman update: lessons learned during Coronavirus and beyond

Member only Housing associations work hard to create a positive relationship with their tenants and residents, alongside aiming to provide safe, decent and affordable homes. However, housing

13 August 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar

Providing Housing First as a social landlord

Housing First is a housing and support approach which: Gives people who have experienced homelessness and chronic health and social care needs a stable home from which to rebuild their lives.

13 August 2020

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Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

The ‘new normal’ - board excellence in recovery from the crisis (webinar)

Member only Following on from May’s webinar on board excellence in a crisis, this webinar shifts focus to the ‘new normal’ and what boards should be discussing in recovery from the crisis. What

24 July 2020

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Quality of homes
Supply of new homes
Video
Webinar
Climate change

Retrofitting to net zero (webinar)

There are increasing calls from all sectors for the government to deliver a coronavirus recovery plan that prioritises investment in green projects and green infrastructure. This includes

23 July 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Community safety in a pandemic: building partnerships and keeping neighbourhoods safe (webinar)

Member only This pandemic has driven people indoors and transformed the way that social landlords work with communities, as well as increasing pressures in those communities. Legal powers have

17 July 2020

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Homes at the Heart campaign update (webinar)

Reminder During this webinar you will hear from the partner organisations about how the campaign is going so far, where it is going next and how you can help to amplify this crucial message.

15 July 2020

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Webinar

Staff and tenant care during coronavirus (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has changed the way we all work and the way housing associations engage with their tenants. What action can Members take to support the wellbeing of tenants and staff

15 July 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Webinar

The future of building safety with Dame Judith Hackitt (webinar)

Member only We are delighted that Dame Judith was able to join us for this webinar to share her vision for a housing association sector with a culture of safety and discuss her role in leading

30 June 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar
Coronavirus

How housing associations and local authorities can work together to rehouse rough sleepers (webinar)

Member only According to official figures, during the coronavirus pandemic 15,000 rough sleepers have been offered emergency accommodation, including in hotels. Now it is time for housing

18 June 2020

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Coronavirus

The impact of coronavirus on Universal Credit (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has already had a dramatic impact on jobs and incomes and we will be living with the economic impact of the crisis for years to come. The government response has been to

10 June 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus and recovery (webinar)

Member only We are working with housing associations across the country to understand the role our sector can play in supporting communities and the economy emerge from the coronavirus crisis. We

03 June 2020

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Regulation
Webinar
Coronavirus

Easing lockdown - an update for housing associations update (webinar)

Member only The government published its coronavirus recovery strategy on 11 May, setting out an indicative roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions. Hear the latest updates on guidance

28 May 2020

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Supported housing
Webinar
Coronavirus

The impact of coronavirus on sheltered and extra care housing (webinar)

Member only Coronavirus has posed unprecedented challenges for housing associations, especially those housing vulnerable groups including older and disabled people. In this webinar, members

27 May 2020

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Coronavirus

Update for London housing associations (webinar)

Member only This webinar for chief executives, senior directors and board members across London is an opportunity to hear from Tom Copley, the Deputy Mayor for housing at Greater London Authority

21 May 2020

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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse - economic abuse and how we can identify and support victims (webinar)

Member only Economic abuse involves behaviours that interfere with an individual’s ability to acquire, use and maintain economic resources such as money, transportation and utilities. It can be

20 May 2020

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Building safety and asset management
Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Building safety for board members: latest updates and coronavirus response (webinar)

Member only Ensuring that people are safe in their homes is one of the most important roles of a housing association and its board. Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017 there has been

12 May 2020

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Homelessness
Webinar

Preventing homelessness together - the next steps (webinar)

Member only It is now two years since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force and we are 18 months into the Duty to Refer. Crisis have just published their research on the success of the

06 May 2020

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Governance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Board excellence during the coronavirus crisis (webinar)

Member only How are housing association boards responding to the coronavirus crisis? What does board excellence look like at the moment? This webinar considered the key issues for boards at the

05 May 2020

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Finance
Webinar
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: finance and regulation for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only The priority for housing associations during the coronavirus outbreak has been the health and wellbeing of tenants and employees. While this will remain a priority, there are also

01 May 2020

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Coronavirus update for supported housing and homelessness members (webinar)

Member only Supported housing and homelessness service providers face specific challenges during the coronavirus crisis. They are also working round the clock to keep vital services running

09 April 2020

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Coronavirus

All member webinar

Member only Kate Henderson updates chief executives on the Federation's work to shape the political and policy developments on the key issues affecting housing associations during this

09 April 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak for smaller housing associations (webinar)

Member only Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring the health and wellbeing of all residents and staff is the top priority for housing associations. This webinar was aimed at smaller

03 April 2020

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Governance
Regulation
Webinar
Coronavirus

Regulator of Social Housing - Responding to coronavirus (webinar)

Member only During this webinar, Chief Executive Fiona MacGregor and Deputy Chief Executive of the Regulator of Social Housing Jonathan Walters talk to Catherine Ryder, Director of Policy

02 April 2020

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Webinar
Coronavirus

Responding to coronavirus (webinar)

This webinar recording provided a space for our members to share best practice around preparing for and mitigating the impact of coronavirus on our residents and services. Hear from our speakers:

18 March 2020

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Governance
Regulation
Webinar

Understanding and meeting regulatory requirements (webinar)

Member only This webinar recording will support boards in considering and planning how their organisations can stay ahead of changes to the regulatory agenda. This webinar took place on 23

23 January 2020

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Innovation
Webinar

Housing Futures: identifying a problem (webinar)

Member only This is the first in our Housing Futures webinar series, which focuses on the Identify phase of the innovation process. In this webinar you will learn about the importance of

21 November 2019