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H&SA Housing Special Interest Group

Special Interest Housing Group September notes:

We held the first meeting of the Special Interest Housing Group in September. It was a helpful session, focusing on information sharing and problem solving as a peer group. We have attached a summary of the topics covered along with the key points of interest. If anyone would like to find out more about the discussions, please contact Steve Harris, 07970308718 or steve.harris@housingandsupport.org.uk

September Meeting Support Documentation:

HSIG September Meeting.pdf
Housing Special Interest Group Sept Meeting.pdf
Housing Special Interest Group.pdf

Special Interest Housing Group January agenda:

The second meeting was held at the end of January. 22 housing providers attended and discussed the following issues as set by the Group:

Update on the DWPs work on the future of Exempt Accommodation, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit

Pros and Cons of registering with Homes and Communities Agency as A Registered Provide

Good practice Housing Specification examples

Good practice examples and legal duties managing Legionella risk

Landlord obligations in relation to Fire Safety and Houses in Multiple Occupation

It was a very constructive session, with good opportunities for information sharing, learning and peer support.
The group are keen to keep the momentum going. The agenda has yet to be finalised, however it will include the latest on the emerging exempt accommodation situation, feedback on the commissioners and housing broker special interest groups and anything else existing and (hopefully) new members would like to focus on 
January Meeting Support Documentation:
HSIG JAN23 Meeting Summary.pdf
Next meeting:
November 11th from  10:30am - 03:30 pm 
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
134 Edmund Street
Birmingham
B3 2ES

The cost to attend this group are:


  • Full Member Organisations free of charge
  • Basic Member Organisation £25
  • Non-Member Organisations £95

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Paying by cheque

Should you prefer to pay with a check, please make payable to: The Housing and Support Alliance

Mail cheques to:

Rodney Chambers
40 Rodney Street
Liverpool, L1 9AA

Please specify on the reverse side: Special Interest Groups

Attendees should suggest topics for the agenda, and submit any relevant background info beforehand to make sure we get the most out of the wide range of experience that will be around the table on the day.”

If you wish to join us in the next meeting or to be added to our mail distribution please contact: mariana.ortiz@housingandsupport.org.uk

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