Housing is an important issue, with topics such as lack of affordable housing and homelessness often featuring in the news.
You play an important role within the sector to create and maintain sustainable communities, helping people find somewhere to live and help improve their homes and communities.
By being a member of the UK’s biggest housing network, you are showing your commitment to the housing industry. Be able to tackle issues with our support and guidance, be professionally recognised and get expert advice on policy changes.
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Membership equates to industry-recognised standards in knowledge, skills, and behaviour for you as a housing professional. Some employers ask for CIH membership when recruiting so become recognised and view our different grades of membership.
Get direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector. The knowledge and experience of our mentors provide invaluable support to other members no matter where they are in their career.
You have easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages of your career. Whether you are new to housing, studying, managing for the first time or even leading your entire organisation, the career tools are tailored to you.
Get all things policy and practice at your fingertips. Broken down by specialist areas, the Knowledge Hub is led by our members and their organisations but supported by us.
Webinars are completely free for you and provide invaluable, sector-led content across the key topics affecting housing professionals. With expert guest speakers and the latest input from our very own policy team you can listen from anywhere or catch-up on-demand.
Being active is a fundamental part of professionalism, with our ‘how-to’ reports and ‘what you need to know’ policy briefings we make sure you are the first to know about new legislation, consultations or any major events in the housing industry.
Our network of local volunteers across the UK, work relentlessly to help us deliver a full program of local member events, delivering value directly to you. From Think Tanks to virtual roundtables and student events, everything is local to you.
Use your member discount at our national conferences and events. Network with other members from other parts of the country to share in best practice, learning and build relationships that span your whole housing career.
You will be kept up-to-date on all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens.
Our fortnightly newsletter dedicated to you ensures that you are kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Find out about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.
Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.
You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.
Without my membership, I wouldn’t have been able to get my first four jobs, so it’s been instrumental in getting my career going, but that is only a part of it. Membership also gave me access to a network of peers and a knowledge base that I have called upon throughout the 30 years I have worked in housing.
Being a CIH member means that I am fully informed and up to date with legislation, knowledge and best practice which helps me to provide excellent housing services to everyone.