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Welcome to your local CIH page

London, South East, Eastern

At the heart of CIH is a membership network that provides access to a wealth of knowledge, expertise and platforms where members can share good practice and learn from one another.  Visit this page regularly to find out more about the activities that are taking place near to you and find out more about how you can get involved.  We’ve groups the activities together based on events nearest to you, but you can also visit the other areas too to see what else is going on.

With over 4300 members working or based in the Eastern,  London and South East regions, we’ve developed a range of activities and events near to you, addressing many of the challenges members are facing each day in the workplace. Watch out for the details of the following events coming soon and book your place quickly to avoid disappointment.

Quick introduction to the regional chairs in your area

Russell Heath


Russell Heath, Chair of CIH Eastern
Keep in the loop about what’s going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHEastern



Faisal Butt


Faisal Butt, Chair of CIH London
Keep in the loop about what’s going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHLondon



 Jo Ellis, Chair of CIH South East
Keep in the loop about what's going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHSE1


Introducing some of the local member champions

The CIH member champion network is a network of members throughout the UK who work in housing organisations near to you! Member champions can help answer questions you may have about CIH membership, provide details of forthcoming events and CIH services, including courses and qualifications.

Say hello to some of the regional member champions:


Carolyn Leech


Name: Carolyn Leech BSc CIHCM
Job title: Service excellence business lead          
Organisation: Thrive Homes
Length of membership:  9 years
Contact via:


Carolyn Leech South East

Name: Sarita Gregory-Brook CIHM
Job title: Senior estate manager
Organisation: A2 Dominion
Length of membership: 12 years
Contact via:


Uche Alioha


Name: Uche Alioha MSc Dip Hsg CIHCM
Job title: Housing manager
Organisation: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Length of membership: 19 years
Contact via:


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Learn with us

We offer courses for all stages of your career, whether you're new to housing or a senior leader. You can study online or face-to-face, across the UK, and we can even come to you to deliver tailored programmes in-house at your organisation.

The new housing apprenticeships

With a century of experience equipping housing professionals with the skills they need to do the brilliant work they do, we can help you make the most of the new housing apprenticeships – whatever stage of the journey you are at.


Knowledge Hub

This is a tool kit which is exclusively available for CIH members. Access in-depth case studies and an online network to connect you to other housing professionals working on the same issues.


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Help members explore their career possibilities and identify relevant development opportunites.


Mentoring scheme

The CIH mentoring scheme is a member benefit which supports members to explore their career possibilities and identify relevant development opportunities. Become a mentee today and stand out from the crowd.

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The CIH webinar series covers a variety of topics - ranging from practical housing management sessions and high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. Free for members and just £20+VAT for non-members, they're a great way to boost your knowledge and skills.

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