Housing Policy & Legislation - Today's Hot Topics

A new course, keeping you up to date and giving you a chance to explore topical issues in housing today.

The last few years have seen constant change in the direction of housing policy and who knows what this year will bring? This course gives you news about what's new and current trends with some context of what went before to bring it to life.

Other dates

17 October 2017 - London

9 November 2017 - Peterborough

28 November 2017 - Taunton

Further details

Setting the scene with a flying visit through a timeline of significant changes in housing policy, this course then takes on 4 themes giving you an overview and time to debate the issues with your follow participants.

  • Housing supply - what's being build, where and what tenure
  • Tenancies - what's changed and what are the implications
  • Benefits - an overview of the key changes that impact on housing and the ability to pay for it
  • Homelessness - the causes, the issues in truing to solve it and the changes to legislation

Course content

  • A fly through the key events that have shaped the current housing policy
  • Exploring the issues for housing supply nationally and locally - there's not just one housing market out there
  • Examining the changes to tenancy and what introductory, fixed term, affordable rent and others really mean
  • Considering the complex link between rents, earnings, benefits and 'affordability'
  • Understanding the statutory definitions of homelessness compared to the public view of homelessness and the complexities of the issue
  • Considering what the key housing issues are in our own communities


This course is designed for tenants and residents who want to understand the context of the voluntary work they do with their housing provider and in their own communities. It is also for staff new to the world of social housing and wanting a grounding in the current issues and approaches.

By completing this course you will

Have more of a rounded view of where social housing fits in to the wider housing supply debate. Consider how the complexities of changes to housing supply, tenancy types, benefit changes and homelessness make an already complex housing world even more difficult to navigate.

Need to train
a group of people?

in-house could work out more cost effective


Tue 31st Oct 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue Details

Tpas Offices

Suite 4b Paragon House, 48 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN


Event Contact

Name: Tpas Training Team

Email: training@tpas.org.uk

Phone: 0161 868 3520

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