- April 17, 2019
- Posted by: Zina Smith
- Category: CT Blog, Reports
The Women’s Housing Forum (WHF) has today released a report summarising their inaugural public event in January, giving insight into the key issues that emerged from the day and next steps. Campbell Tickell are pleased to have been able to sponsor this report.
The debut meeting, which took place on 18 January 2019, was a huge success and saw over 90 people from across the housing sector and women with lived experience gathering to raise awareness and explore one of the UK’s housing sector’s most pressing issues: the link between women’s housing needs and gender inequality.
The event featured keynotes from the Chartered Institute of Housing Chief Executive, Terrie Alafat, and Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation. Equally as important, the programme featured dynamic group workshops on homelessness, domestic abuse and design which generated a wealth of ideas and suggestions for the future work of the Forum from attendees.
In addition to providing a flavour of the event itself, today’s report looks to the future of the Women’s Housing Forum and the next steps that the Forum will implement which will include:
- Building on existing tenant representation and involvement in the Forum
- Establishing an inclusive, tiered membership model (that is free for individuals)
- Encouraging organisations to come forward with examples of best practice relating to domestic abuse, homelessness and design of new homes that consider the needs of women
- Mapping and linking up with other national groups and alliances working on similar issues and sharing best practice
- Seeking to support improvements in best practice within housing organisations and influence decision-makers