As the UK starts to look beyond the pandemic, the true scale of our journey to zero carbon 2050 is becoming clear. Housing associations stand at the juncture of the two crises we face of inequality and climate change and are increasingly expected to do more with less. With the costs of development and fire safety rising, and decarbonisation looming, the question of how housing associations are to ‘go green while staying social’ poses a challenge to the very fabric of the sector.
In 2022, THFC’s influential Cambridge Symposium will return for the fourth time, gathering together board members and executives from across the sector to grapple, under Chatham House rules, with these crucial questions on which the future success of social housing in the UK rests.
How do we pay for retrofit and sustainable development? What is the ideal size for associations to balance economies of scale with quality customer care? How should associations engage with the growing private rental sector whilst staying social?
THFC, the sector’s largest mutual lender, invites its best and brightest to join them in Cambridge in July 2022 for a glimpse at what the future holds for social housing.
Piers Williamson CEO, THFC
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