Shape our work

Ensuring our members can inform and shape our work is a top priority for us, and fundamental to our policy and influencing work. Through engaging with our members we aim to understand their priorities, share information and insight, seek views and feedback, harness expertise, and enable collaboration. Led by our Member Relations team, we do this through:

1.  Your point of contact

Every organisation that is a member of the NHF has a named External Affairs Manager (EAM) who will seek to understand your business, proactively identify relevant opportunities for your organisation, and bring you together with housing associations like yours.

If you don’t know who your named contact is, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch.

2.  Our regional work

We host chief executive and leaders forums in every region, and work closely with the chair and sounding board appointed in each region.

This engagement ensures regional perspectives are reflected throughout the our policy and influencing work, enables us to facilitate local collaboration and stakeholder engagement. Every region has an NHF regional lead, listed on our Member Relations team page.

For more information, visit our regional meetings page.

3.  Our national work

We have a range of national networks, events and groups where we engage with members on specific priority areas of work. This engagement gives our members the opportunity to shape, influence and share best practice on key policy and influencing issues facing the sector.

Register for a webinar or online event

We regularly run webinars and online events on a wide range of topics. To see what’s coming up, and how to book your place, visit the events section of our website.

Join one of our national networks

Our national networks take place online and are open to all members. Our networks share relevant information and updates, seek our members views, and facilitate discussions and debate – from topics ranging from supported housing, to communications and influencing.  

To see all our networks, and details on how to join them, visit the networks section of our website.  

Find out more about our national groups

We have a number of national groups on specific issues and topics. Individuals from across our membership are selected to join these groups for a three-year term. To find out more, visit the member groups section of our website.