An Introduction to Social Housing

Set your involvement or job role in context by exploring social housing, housing management and tenant engagement, its origins, changes and challenges - including the Housing & Planning Bill 2016.  Take the opportunity to learn about and discuss the key issues in social housing today.

Other Dates

7 June 2016 - Ipswich

14 September 2016 - London

Further Details

This course gives a broad view of social housing in all its forms, from its origins to what's happening now and proposed changes.  Understanding the role of social housing, how it is funded and managed will help you to recognise the importance of your role in delivering, monitoring, improving or scrutinising services.  The course also explores the role of tenants, residents and communitieis in delivering and managing social housing.


  • The origins of social housing
  • The vision, purpose and aims of housing providers
  • How social housing is governed and managed
  • Funding, including providing and building new homes
  • Regulatory requirements - the standards for social housing
  • Current issues and changes
  • Key landlord services and how they operate
  • The important role of tenant enagagement


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

Benefits ot Attending This Course

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

What People Say

'Useful to know what differeng things landlords do and who key decision makers are'

'A very enjoyable course... I have learnt a lot about social housing'

'Exchanging ideas, views, experiences and information with different types of tenants and information on how organisations function in different ways'

Need to train
a group of people?

in-house could work out more cost effective


Wed 26th Oct 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue Details


City Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, .


Event Contact

Name: Tpas Training Team


Phone: 0161 868 3520

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