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Our size and financial strength gives us the opportunity to be a leading voice in the industry, as well as champion causes that will bring about positive change for our customers, the housing sector, and the environment we live in.

We aim to influence national and local agendas in support of our Vision for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home and to ensure that our customers are supported. To achieve this, we will continue to engage with a range of stakeholders to promote the interests of the sector and our customers.

We have been working closely with some of the UK’s leading researchers on a number of projects over the past few years. This includes:

  • Working with IPPR to find a solution to the significant challenge of decarbonising the UK’s existing housing stock, with a focus on tackling fuel poverty;
  • Recently launching a new research project with Demos to explore the future of work and the shift to home working on low paid workers;
  • Working with the University of Stirling to investigate how assistive and everyday technologies can be implemented in retirement living properties to improve residents’ quality of life and sustain inclusive communities.

Our work has stimulated debate in these areas, including securing government funding and driving sectoral change.

Watch our video below, or scroll down to see our current projects.

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Our responses to government

We proactively respond to consultations, Select Committee inquiries, and requests for evidence from All-Party Parliamentary Groups, to influence policy changes that will benefit our customers.

Read our responses

Get in touch

We are always looking for further opportunities to develop new thinking, particularly where it helps to support our customers.

If you’d like to find out more about our thought leadership programme, including partnership opportunities for future projects, please get in touch.

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