News and events

Conference 2017

10th Annual Conference brings together sector leaders together to debate the key issues.

16 Nov 2017 more...

Supported housing

PlaceShapers response to news the government has dropped plans to cap housing benefit in the social housing sector at Local Housing Allowance.

31 Oct 2017 more...

Leader's speech response

PlaceShaper response to Theresa May speech to Conservative party conference.

4 Oct 2017 more...

Summer ezine 2017

Pedal power shows how PlaceShapers are doubling their home building,

2 Aug 2017 more...

We Work July Star

We Work - 60,000 people supported into jobs shows the PlaceShaper magic ingredient.

25 Jul 2017 more...

We Build

We Build shows how members will almost double the homes they build in the next ten years with 152,000 homes in the pipeline.

21 Jun 2017 more...

Election reaction

Election response: “Nothing has changed for housing. All the challenges of yesterday are still here today. We need certainty and a dialogue."

8 Jun 2017 more...

Spring 2017 ezine

We Work, We Build, We Care, We Share - latest news in PlaceShaper ezine.

10 May 2017 more...

Response to Housing White Paper

PlaceShapers response to Housing White Paper.

5 May 2017 more...

We Work April 2017

PlaceShapers are building on a commitment to help even more people into work with 60,000 helped so far.

7 Apr 2017 more...

Housing White Paper response

Government focus on affordable homes 'an important step' in addressing crisis, but must allow affordable rents to create a truly affordable housing market - PlaceShaper response to Housing White Paper.

7 Feb 2017 more...

February ezine

Fire roosters, Star Builders, investment in communities - our latest update

3 Feb 2017 more...

Supported housing response

Call for Government to replace Local Housing Allowance link with Supported Housing Allowance in response to supported housing funding consultation.

1 Feb 2017 more...

HouseMark

Smaller PlaceShaper housing associations are a powerhouse in home building, according to a new report.

24 Jan 2017 more...

Roosters

What's in store for the year of the rooster? Sinéad Butters give a PlaceShaper persepctive.

12 Jan 2017 more...

We Work January

PlaceShapers commit to help even more people into work building on 60,000 since 2010.

5 Jan 2017 more...

New year

Needed more than ever - and ready to deliver in 2017, says PlaceShapers chair.

23 Dec 2016 more...

Autumn Statement Announcement 2016

PlaceShapers welcomes the Autumn Statement commitment to more genuinely affordable rented homes.

23 Nov 2016 more...

PlaceShaper conference

PlaceShaper conference commits to 'strain every sinew' to build new homes.

17 Nov 2016 more...

PlaceShapers conference Nov 16

Thousands of new homes and thousands into jobs - Sinéad Butters opening speech to PlaceShapers conference.

15 Nov 2016 more...

Autumn ezine

32,000 homes in pipeline and 60,000 supported in work - plus lots more PlaceShaper news in Autumn ezine

20 Oct 2016 more...

Home building plans

Home Building Fund welcome by PlaceShapers as part of plans to deliver homes country needs.

3 Oct 2016 more...

New homes in summer update

New homes post Brexit and 60,000 people supported into jobs among stories in summer update

22 Jul 2016 more...

Building homes

Seven of the top 50 housing association home builders are PlaceShapers, according to Inside Housing’s Biggest Builders.

5 Jul 2016 more...

PlaceShapers help 60,000 people build careers

A new film and study shows how PlaceShaper housing associations have helped more than 60,000 people find work since 2010. Support for employment and enterprise saves public money on welfare benefits and health services, and helps communities thrive.

28 Jun 2016 more...

Response to consultation on funding supported and sheltered housing

Keep it simple and recognise contribution already made, says PlaceShaper response to consultation on funding supported and sheltered housing.

21 Jun 2016 more...

24housing

"If you lose the PlaceShaping angle in the supply discussion then we will be building homes without a sustainable future," says 24housing interview.

10 May 2016 more...

Merger response

To merge, or not to merge...is that the question? The latest blog from Sinéad Butters says its the result that counts.

7 Apr 2016 more...

PlaceShapers punch above weight

New research shows PlaceShapers ‘punch above their weight’ building new homes, confirming the value of a diverse housing sector.

24 Mar 2016 more...

spring ezine

13,000 new homes and 26,000 in the pipeline in PlaceShapers spring ezine

18 Mar 2016 more...

Budget response

In its Budget response PlaceShapers have stressed the need for affordable homes to house people helped out of homelessness.

16 Mar 2016 more...

Pause

Government announcement that LHA cap will not apply to supported housing tenancies taken out before April 2017 a ‘welcome pause for breath.”

1 Mar 2016 more...

Leadership

This is the moment to do something different to secure the future for the people who rely on our services, says PlaceShapers chair.

26 Feb 2016 more...

Best Companies

The SLH Group again tops Sunday Times 100 Best Organisations to Work For among 18 PlaceShapers.

26 Feb 2016 more...

LGA submission

PlaceShaper response to LGA Housing Commission sets out solutions.

26 Feb 2016 more...

Profile

Lobbying priorities and 'carry on doing the things that matter to local communities' says Inside Housing profile.

29 Jan 2016 more...

LHA

Exemption to Local Housing Allowance needed to protect homes of 440,000 vulnerable.

27 Jan 2016 more...

Regen

Government plans to rebuild estates must go beyond bricks and mortar, say PlaceShapers.

11 Jan 2016 more...

Sinead Butters

Chair Sinéad Butters recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours list with an MBE for her services to housing.

8 Jan 2016 more...

Supported

PlaceShapers call for supported housing schemes to be exempt from the Government’s changes to social housing rent levels to protect homes of 440,000 vulnerable people.

21 Dec 2015 more...

PTS

PlaceShapers welcome Pay to Stay announcement, saying it will encourage ambition and aspiration.

16 Dec 2015 more...

Autumn ezine

Policy responses, £127m savings and 13.848 new homes plus much more in the autumn ezine.

27 Nov 2015 more...

CSR response

PlaceShapers key to delivery of new homes, says PlaceShapers Chair in response to CSR

25 Nov 2015 more...

Pay to Stay: fairer rents in social housing

PlaceShapers responds with concerns on detail to DCLG consultation on “Pay to Stay”

20 Nov 2015 more...

Housing Bill

Bill evidence welcomes legislation to support the urgent need for more homes to solve housing crisis but warns housebuilding can't be at expense of need for social housing.

9 Nov 2015 more...

Conference 2015

PlaceShapers role in solving the housing crisis was highlighted at member conference in the heart of Westminster.

6 Nov 2015 more...

Reclassification reaction

Action to reverse Office for National for National Statistics announcement.

30 Oct 2015 more...

New PlaceShapers Chair

New PlaceShapers Chair will champion home building of all tenures, community investment, for aspiration, social mobility and regeneration.

22 Oct 2015 more...

Housing Bill

PlaceShapers will continue to work with local partners and Government to deliver rounded solutions to identified local housing needs.

14 Oct 2015 more...

Housing announcements

PlaceShapers response to housing announcements sets out commitment to provide affordable homes and services that respond to local needs.

9 Oct 2015 more...

New Chair

John Giesen becomes new chair of PlaceShapers, stressing members' commitment to end the housing crisis,

1 Sep 2015 more...

Solving the housing crisis

CLG inquiry response sets out solutions to deliver housing priorities.

28 Aug 2015 more...

Summer ezine

PlaceShapers contribute around 25% of new homes provided through the National Affordable Housing Programme. Latest news in summer ezine.

17 Jul 2015 more...

VFM

PlaceShapers lead the way on Value for Money with new guide.

10 Jul 2015 more...

Budget reaction

PlaceShapers response to Chancellor's July 2015 Budget.

8 Jul 2015 more...

Budget reaction

PlaceShapers response to Chancellor's July 2015 Budget.

23 Jun 2015 more...

Election response

PlaceShapers react to election result, poised to discuss with new Government how it contributes to its commitment to end the housing crisis.

8 May 2015 more...

Spring 2015 ezine

New members, value for money and Living Rents among topics in spring 2015 PlaceShaper ezine.

6 May 2015 more...

Value for money

PlaceShapers deliver £109m efficiency savings, a 2.8% saving on a turnover of £3.84bn and significant contribution to 'Value For Money” agenda.

27 Apr 2015 more...

UK Housing Awards 2015

Placeshapers setting pace in rethinking relationships with customers star in UK Housing Awards.

22 Apr 2015 more...

Conservative manifesto response

PlaceShapers respond to the Conservatives' manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

14 Apr 2015 more...

Power

PlaceShapers make up 13 of 2015’s Power Players, with chair Tony Stacey the second most influential person in housing.

2 Apr 2015 more...

Great Staff

PlaceShapers provide great places to work which leads to the best homes and services.

26 Feb 2015 more...

Winter 2015 ezine

Over £110million of efficiency savings from PlaceShapers is a highlight of the winter 15 ezine.

28 Jan 2015 more...

Right to Build response

Custom-build could be a game-changer, say PlaceShapers in government policy response.

17 Dec 2014 more...

Policy Exchange

PlaceShapers members challenge Policy Exchange’s report 'Freeing housing associations'.

12 Nov 2014 more...

Autumn ezine

Election lobbying priorities, best practice and value for money feature in the Autumn ezine.

31 Oct 2014 more...

Placeshapers Oct 14 conference

PlaceShapers 'beacons' who build local communities, October 2014 conference told.

20 Oct 2014 more...

Yes to Homes

PlaceShapers is part of the Homes for Britain Campaign, securing an election commitment to end the housing crisis.

24 Sep 2014 more...

Where is housing headed?

Invest not only resources, but trust and belief, and the unexpected can happen, say PlaceShapers in study on future of housing.

8 Sep 2014 more...

HCA consultation response

PlaceShapers submits collective response to the formal HCA consultation on regulatory changes.

18 Aug 2014 more...

Ezine

New members, political engagement, sharing best practice and animations feature in PlaceShaper summer update.

18 Jul 2014 more...

Elphicke

PlaceShapers response to Elphicke Review highlights housebuilding needed across all tenures and substantial investment in new social housing at genuinely affordable rents.

23 May 2014 more...

Manifesto

Expanding PlaceShapers publish their updated manifesto.

16 May 2014 more...

Power Players

PlaceShapers make up 40% of the most influential and inspirational housing association chief executives in the UK.

4 Apr 2014 more...

Welfare reform policy

DWP Select Committee call for government review on welfare reform 'would go a long way towards drawing the sting out of the most pernicious aspects.'

1 Apr 2014 more...

Regulation response

PlaceShapers response says regulation fees should not be a substitute for government funding and that additional resources should enhance the quality of regulatory services.

21 Mar 2014 more...

Great places to work

PlaceShapers make up one in five of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For.

12 Mar 2014 more...

Response to Lyons Housing Review

Response to Lyons Housing Review offers solutions to end the political blame game, deliver homes and tackle welfare dependency.

28 Feb 2014 more...

Impact of welfare reform

PlaceShaper response to welfare reform inquiry warns that composite headline facts and figures may mask reality.

30 Sep 2013 more...

PlaceShapers celebrate 100 plus!

PlaceShapers celebrate 100th member...with three more straight after.

16 Sep 2013 more...

PlaceShapers respond to regulation.

PlaceShapers respond to regulation review, showing support of the coregulatory approach

19 Jul 2013 more...

Summer update

Some of the best homes in the country, built by PlaceShapers, feature in the summer update

19 Jul 2013 more...

PlaceShapers call for a more permissive and proportionate approach to regulation

In response to the HCA’s discussion paper “Protecting social housing assets in a more diverse sector” the PlaceShapers Group has issued this statement.

7 Jun 2013 more...

Placeshapers deliver affordable homes

PlaceShapers deliver more than one in four of the best new developments.

14 May 2013 more...

Reform turbulence

PlaceShapers to help steer through the ‘turbulence of welfare reform.’

13 May 2013 more...

Housing Minister backs ‘Building Local’ to tackle the housing crisis

Housing Minister backs ‘Building Local’ to tackle the housing crisis

1 May 2013 more...

PlaceShapers update

Cost to NHS of poor housing is £2.5bn, according to PlaceShapers study. This, and other issues, are covered in the Spring PlaceShapers update.

26 Apr 2013 more...

Powerplayers

PlaceShapers members now make up over 40 per cent of the most influential housing association chief executives in the UK

8 Apr 2013 more...

Budget response

Budget response: Invest more in affordable housing to be delivered by PlaceShapers

21 Mar 2013 more...

PlaceShapers among best

One in five Sunday Times Top 100 Organisations are PlaceShapers.

21 Mar 2013 more...

Responsible recovery

Allow social landlords to deliver the work programme, urges think tank

4 Mar 2013 more...

Winter Update

PlaceShaper winter update focuses on welfare reform, community investment and rural homes

4 Feb 2013 more...

Statement

Housing delivered by PlaceShapers can help to rebuild the economy - the right way

6 Dec 2012 more...

Community Investment

PlaceShapers key advocates of social enterprises

20 Nov 2012 more...

PlaceShaper update

PlaceShaper expansion and lobbying priorities included in the autumn 2012 PlaceShaper ezine.

25 Oct 2012 more...

Housing moves up the political agenda

Housing moves up political agenda, writes Tony Stacey for 24dash.

15 Oct 2012 more...

No to consolidation

PlaceShapers' response to Home Group's call for 'fewer, larger and better' housing associations

11 Oct 2012 more...

Government plans

PlaceShapers' response to government's plans to boost housebuilding

10 Sep 2012 more...

Summer update

News including ministerial meetings in summer ezine

13 Jul 2012 more...

Part of the solution

PlaceShapers are part of the housing crisis solution

21 May 2012 more...

Power Players

Four PlaceShapers are among the most influential people in housing, according to the 2012 Power Players survey.

13 Apr 2012 more...

Regulatory response

Placeshaper's response to the statutory consultation on a revised regulatory framework for social housing welcomes the Government's endorsement of a co-regulatory approach and the lighter-touch outcomes based focus to regulatory engagement.

8 Feb 2012 more...

Localism that works

A new report shows how PlaceShapers are at the spearhead of delivering localism to transform communities, lives and opportunities.

8 Dec 2011 more...

CLG inquiry

PlaceShapers respond to CLG inquiry into new housing.

13 Nov 2011 more...

Inside Housing

"Something's going on" PlaceShapers chair tells Inside Housing.

11 Oct 2011 more...

Policy response

PlaceShapers respond to Labour Housing Policy Review.

18 Jul 2011 more...

Annual Conference 2011

The PlaceShapers Group of 55 community based housing associations has welcomed the decentralisation minister's call for help in ensuring that communities reap the full rewards of the Localism Bill.

24 May 2011 more...

PlaceShapers Response to TSA Standards debate

The PlaceShapers Group is pleased that both Peter Marsh and Anthony Mayer have seen the importance of consulting the PlaceShapers Group on the variety of new initiatives that are emerging from the Tenant Services Authority and both as individual associations and as a group we will continue to contribute to the developing framework of regulation that emerges from the TSA.

16 Aug 2009 more...

Ethical Leadership

Peter Marsh was the guest speaker at the PlaceShapers Group conference on Wednesday 29th April. The event was chaired by Lindsey Williams, Chief Executive of Futures Housing Group and the theme for the day was "Ethical Leadership".

5 May 2009 more...

PlaceShapers reception for MPs a huge success

PlaceShapers reception for MPs a huge success: The PlaceShapers Group held a reception at the Houses of Parliament on the 8th December 2008, hosted by Greg Hands MP.

11 Dec 2008 more...

Housing Associations - Heroes or Villains? Research uncovers MP perceptions

Housing Associations - Heroes or Villains? Research uncovers MP perceptions: In recent months, members of the PlaceShapers Group have been meeting their MPs to discuss the PlaceShapers agenda and establish their views on housing associations and what matters most to MPs when dealing with them.

11 Dec 2008 more...

Poplar and PlaceShapers receive high praise from local MP

View the letter sent to PoplarHCA from MP Jim Fitzpatrick..

3 Nov 2008 more...

Contact Your MP

One of the group's main concerns is that in recent times there has been a considerable amount of negative feedback and comment from MPs about housing associations in general. Some of this occurred during the passage of the Housing & Regeneration Bill through the House of Commons.

16 Jul 2008 more...

New Year's Honour

West Kent Housing Association Chief Executive Barbara Thorndick, founder of the PlaceShapers Group, was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to social housing.

4 Jul 2008 more...

Events

PlaceShapers organises a range of events, from our annual conference to members' forums. We also attend a number of sector conferences. Find out more about our forthcoming and past events here.

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PlaceShapers in the news

PlaceShapers is an important lobby group that allows partner agencies to work together to achieve real improvements in our local areas. Our partnership working and views on what is a changing and challenging time for our sector mean that PlaceShapers regularly features across the national media and in trade publications.

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