We are PlaceShapers

The national network of place-based housing organisations. We are a collective of collaborators, change-makers and policy-shapers. We are a voice for our members and a voice for our communities because many voices can make a bigger difference than one.

Together, we go beyond housing.

Our Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026



The unique role of place-based housing associations to ensure the sector is understood and valued by politicians and stakeholders.


With our members and facilitate access to support to help them address the challenges they face in delivering their place-shaping role.


With members and the wider sector to give residents a voice that is heard by housing associations and government.

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Our Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026

Our three-year strategic plan has been shaped by our members and our analysis of the challenges and opportunities ahead for place-based, community-focused, housing associations.

We will achieve these outcomes by connecting, communicating, and collaborating for greater influence. Our work will focus on the areas that are most relevant to place-based housing associations and deliver the maximum impact for our members.

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Our Story

Cost of Living Crisis

Members report the cost of living is the number 1 issue for them and their communities. The crisis is affecting everyone. But it is hitting those on the lowest income hardest.

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18 Dec 2023


Sustainability Network Meeting

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28 Nov 2023


Complaints Handling Code consultation

PlaceShapers response to the Ombudsman’s consultation - how to support further transparency and consistency.

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28 Nov 2023


Complaints Handling Code

We fully recognise the importance of having clear and effective policies and procedures for dealing with complaints.

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20 Nov 2023


Collaborating, Communicating and Connecting

Ground-breaking work to support communities - CEO Catherine Ryder blogs about what she learned through our Annual Conference.

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