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


Ombudsman report on attitudes, respect, and rights

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10 Apr 2024


Criminal Justice Bill

PlaceShapers stands alongside homelessness charities calling on the government to amend proposed laws that could criminalise people sleeping rough.

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8 Apr 2024


Progress Housing Group retains G1/V2 gradings

Progress Housing Group has maintained its G1 and V1 gradings following an In-Depth Assessment (IDA) by the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).

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2 Apr 2024


Ongo launches a new five-year Corporate Plan

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