Once we’ve refined our plan, we will work with housing associations to implement the actions across the country.
Once outlined our proposed changes to the plan following our open consultation, we will work with a group of housing associations that have volunteered to be early adopters of the plan.
The early adopters will test out the Together with Tenants proposals, and share their experiences, findings and feedback.
So far more than 100 housing associations have come forward as early adopters - you can see the whole list here.
We are working with a third-party contractor who will provide the early adopters with resources and support to chart their progress.
In-depth research group
We are also working with the third-party contractor to convene an in-depth research group, who we will work with more intensively to test out the plan in a variety of contexts and circumstances. Early adopters have been invited to express their interest in being part of this group, and we will select organisations to represent a diversity of types and sizes of organisation.
What if my organisation is not an early adopter?
Applications for our early adopter programme closed on 8 April, but even if your organisation is not an early adopter, you can still get involved. We’d encourage you to begin thinking, together with your tenants and residents, about how you would implement the plan in practice, and what opportunities and obstacles you might encounter.
Sharing our progress
We have already started working with our early adopters to consider how they might implement the plan in practice. Once we have outlined our proposed changes to the plan in June, the early adopters will begin testing and evaluating.
Our aim is to share their progress so far, and any opportunities or obstacles they identify, at the National Housing Summit in London on 25-26 September. This will be a key opportunity to discuss and debate how the plan could work in your organisation and local context.
We are aiming for wider national rollout of the Together with Tenants plan in early in 2020.