About Working Groups
Working groups are one of our most important functions. They draw on the expertise and advanced thinking of our membership; reflect best practice and make recommendations for reform in policy and practice.
Subjects for Working Groups will be topical, related to priorities in our Manifesto and are relevant to our cross-sector audience.
Recent reports have included:
- Modern Methods of Construction for Affordable Housing Developers
- Stopping Building Failures – how a collaborative approach can improve quality and workmanship
- Future Proofing Housing Supply
JOINING A WORKING GROUP
Membership of a working group is open to member organisations and perceived as a valuable benefit of membership.
Members will work together with colleagues from different businesses or disciplines on contributions and thought pieces bringing partnership into practice.
Generally, there will be four to six meetings over a nine – twelve-month period, depending on the topic.
Senior figures from The Housing Forum membership will be appointed as Chairs and Deputy Chairs.
REPORTS AND GUIDES
Outcomes will be a focused report or guide with a distinct purpose supported by case studies and practical examples.
The Housing Forum Working Groups produce influential reports, which are recognised at the highest level in central and local government and throughout the industry.
They bring together experts from across the supply chain and draw on the vast experience of our members in order to provide guidance and recommendations.
Findings from the Working Group form part of our regular events and conference offer.
We fully accredit contributors in all our work and offer the opportunity to member organisations to support the work by sponsorship of reports in digital and print format.
Members may commission research and investigations from The Housing Forum to test issues and procure new research.