Housing Policy & Regulation

The last few years have seen constant change in the direction of housing policy. This course gives you what's new, current trends and how issues such as supply, demand, benefits, homelessness and policy. Ideal to give you the context for your role whether you are a volunteer or new staff member.

Further details

On this course you will fly through a timeline of significant changes in housing policy, then explore four themes giving you an overview and time to debate the issues in your area with your follow participants.

  • Housing supply – where are new homes coming from, what tenure are they?
  • Tenancies - what's changed and what are the implications
  • Benefits – how do recent changes impact on housing and the ability to pay for it
  • Homelessness - the causes, the issues in trying to solve it and the changes to legislation

Course content

  • The context - key events that have shaped the current housing policy
  • Housing supply nationally and locally - there's not just one housing market out there
  • 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 definition 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 housing supply, tenancy types, benefit changes and homelessness make the housing world difficult to understand and navigate.

Your Trainer

Jane Eyles - Tpas Associate

Based in the South of England, Jane has worked in social housing for almost 30 years including as Head of Housing for a Local Authority and a small housing association. She has an MSc in Housing, is a member of the CIoH and is a PGCE qualified trainer.

A former involved Housing Association tenant and Board member, Jane has been a Tpas Associate since 2003, working on a variety of involvement projects which have aimed to advise landlords and tenants in making improvements. These include working with Tenants Federations, skills and empowerment training for residents and staff, mentoring of board members, regulatory compliance, options appraisal and stock transfer Independent Tenant Advisor roles.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel your place less than 7 working days before the webinar you will incur the full cost.

If you are unable to attend, you can send a substitute delegate at no extra cost.  All substitute delegates must be notified to Tpas in writing.

Once we have received your cancellation in writing we will forward you a confirmation of your cancellation detailing what you will be charged.

Tpas Right to Cancel

We aim to make sure that the webinars run as planned. However, there may be times when, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel the webinar. Should this be the case we will give you as much notice as possible. If you have already paid for the cancelled webinar we will give you a full refund. Should we run the webinar again, we will give you priority.

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Tue 16th Mar 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Venue Details


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Housing Policy & Regulation
Membership Staff Tenant
Members £100.00 £100.00
Non-Members £150.00 £150.00

Event Contact

Name: Helen Phillips

Email: helen.phillips@tpas.org.uk

Phone: 0161 868 3500

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