LGA Housing Advisers Programme: An introduction

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The Local Government Association is hosting a webinar to introduce the 2019/20 Housing Advisers Programme to councils interested in applying

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In a new addition to the Housing Advisers Programme, the LGA is hosting a webinar to introduce the 2019/20 programme. Councils which are thinking of applying for funding will:

  • hear more about the programme's background and our ambitions for 2019/20
  • hear a council and their funded adviser's experience of working together - their project and what they learned
  • have a chance to ask any questions they might have about the programme and their own bids
  • be directed to valuable learning resources to support their bid and other relevant work

To find out more please, go to https://www.local.gov.uk/housingadvisersprogramme

For any questions about the programme, councils are encouraged to contact the LGA at HousingAdvisers@local.gov.uk

To discuss housing evidence, research or best practice which might support their bid, councils can get in touch with the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, which has kindly agreed to support the LGA with the 2019/20 Housing Advisers Programme. Please contact Gareth Young at gareth.young@sheffield.ac.uk or go to their website at https://housingevidence.ac.uk/

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Attendees who sign up through the Eventbrite will be emailed a link closer to the date of the event, which will allow them to register using the platform GoToWebinar. The event will be broadcast live, and anyone who registers will also receive a recording after the webinar has taken place.

Please note that you will need to download an app and have a working internet connection in order to access the webinar on the day. Your organisations may have IT restrictions, and we encourage you to check that you will have access at least 24 hours before the webinar starts.

About the Housing Advisers Programme:

The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led.

In the previous two years of the Housing Advisers Programme we have funded over 100 councils to help councils build homes, reduce homelessness, plan for population ageing, understand the student housing market, increase supply of modular housing, and more.

We are now working hard to embed and share this learning, creating networks of participating councils, developing case studies, and arranging events. The programme will continue to fund the provision of bespoke expert support to councils – or groups of councils - wanting to transform the delivery of homes and places, the quality and security of existing homes, and/or to prevent and reduce homelessness. For 2019/20, we want to support a smaller number of larger, strategic housing projects.

The programme will award up to £50,000 to each project for the purpose of securing expert advice in transforming how a service or partnership meets a housing need of communities. The programme will fund ambitious projects seeking to improve outcomes, this might involve looking at:

  • strategy
  • service
  • design delivery
  • operations workforce
  • partnership

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