An Introduction to Social Housing

Explore the origins of social housing and tenant involvement from past and consider future opportunities.

Further Details

This course looks at how social housing has developed over the years, identifies key milestones, and considers current changes ahead.  It explains how social housing is regulated, key housing functions, the range of community involvement and tenant involvement activities that organizations offer and considers the important role that tenants have to play in improving services.  A great opportunity to discuss the key issues in social housing today. 


  • The way social housing has developed, the vision, purpose and aims of housing providers
  • How social housing organisations make decisions
  • Funding including building new homes
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Key landlord services and how they operate
  • The range of landlord activities including community development and partnerships
  • The role and opportunities for tenant involvement


The course is ideal for tenants and staff with an interest in finding out more about the housing environment in which they work and volunteer. 

Benefits ot Attending This Course

You will be better informed about the context in which you operate and feel more confident in your role.

What People Say

What social housing organizations do – useful to know what different things they do and who key decisions makers are’

‘This has been a very enjoyable course and I have learnt a lot of the beginnings of social housing’

‘‘Exchanging ideas, views, experiences and information with different types of tenants and information on how various organizations function in different ways’

Contact us to discuss your exact in-house training needs.


On-demand: At a time to suit you.


Tpas Training Team

0161 868 3520