Our policy networks provide a space where housing professionals converge for discussions and collaborations on housing policies.

With a diverse range of networks, we are dedicated to driving impactful change, shaping future housing strategies, and nurturing innovative solutions within the housing sector.

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Our policy networks
Policy advisory committee

CIH’s policy advisory committee (PAC) is a delegated board within CIH’s governance structure, advising on the development and review of our housing policy positions. It considers the wider policy landscape and looks at CIH’s contribution to influencing policy outcomes in housing and related public policy areas. The committee meets around four times a year and membership is based on a selection process.

Our current members are:

  • Charlotte Carpenter (chair) - Executive director of growth and business development, Karbon Homes
  • Alistair Smyth - Director of external affairs and social investment at The Guinness Partnership - on secondment to National Housing Federation
  • Brian Robson – Policy director, Northern Housing Consortium
  • Nick Murphy – Exec director
  • Ian Johnson – Exec director of customer services, Karbon Homes
  • Tom Woodman - Chief executive, Cornerstone Housing
  • Eloise Shepherd – Housing and planning lead, London Councils
  • Caroline Hannon - Head of delivery, South Holland DC
  • Estelle Corner - Partner, Howes Percival LLP
  • Branwen Evans - Director, Places for People.
Assets and repairs group

The CIH assets and repairs group brings together senior asset management professionals to influence CIH’s policy work and share good practice on building safety, decent homes, decarbonisation, resident empowerment and proactive asset management.

Net zero community of practice

The net zero community of practice is a group which brings together people focused on decarbonising social homes, in various roles and at different levels of seniority. It provides a venue for members to share learning and experiences, and to help shape CIH’s policy work in this area.

Supply and development group

The supply and development group brings together housing professionals engaged in housing supply and development to discuss the key issues, influence CIH’s policy work and share good practice.

LAs and social housing management

This local authority and social housing management round table group brings together housing professionals working in local government who are focused on implementation of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act and related housing management. It provides a venue for members to hear updates and to share learning.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) network

The anti-social behaviour (ASB) network brings together practitioners to explore what is happening, and what support organisations and communities need to tackle ASB.

Supported housing network

The supported housing network, in partnership with Matt Baird and Eden Bailey, brings together housing professionals working in supported housing to discuss regulatory requirements, practical issues of housing management and support, and share good practice.

This network is open to both CIH members and non-members.

Social security group *coming soon*

This new social security group will bring together people interested in welfare reform and will provide a forum for members to share learning and experiences, and to help shape CIH’s policy work in this area.

Our policy team
Our policy team works hard to support members with policy knowledge and influence key decision-makers on policy implementation.
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Our campaigns
Learn more about our campaigns, and find out what we are doing to shape the future of housing policy and bring about positive change in the housing sector.
More ways to get involved
Find out more about our voluntary groups and how you can help us continue to create a future where everyone has a place to call home.
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Join the UK’s biggest housing professional network.

Gain professional recognition across the sector by demonstrating your commitment to creating a housing system where everyone has a place to call home.

As a CIH member you will gain access to the latest sector-leading knowledge and best practice, free attendance our events and training, and much more.

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