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.


Learn more about how we achieved our goals in 2023

PlaceShapers in 12 facts

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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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9 Jul 2024


Peer Support: Ombudsman report on attitudes, respect, and rights

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15 Jul 2024


Summer Event for Leaders

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14 May 2024


Summer Healthy Homes

Customer contact all year round is key to tackling damp and mould - Cath Purdy, CEO of South Lakes Housing blogs about new resources.

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1 May 2024


PlaceShapers announces a new member

PlaceShapers is delighted to welcome bpha to its network of around 100 community-focused housing associations.

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24 Apr 2024


South Lakes Housing celebrates successful completion of Year One of £7.2million ‘Warmer Greener Homes’ home improvement initiative.

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