We’re excited to announce the launch of Housemark’s 2023 Specialist Clubs. We’ll be delivering valuable and up to the minute content, as well as networking opportunities, throughout the year across six key areas – Voids, Digital Transformation, Estate Services, Customer Experience, Tenancy Sustainability and Communities and Repairs and Asset Management.

Specialist Clubs offer you access to best practice, the latest thinking and unique networking opportunities. The Clubs inspire, excite, and help housing professionals innovate in their organisations. Don’t miss out this year on being part of the conversation – Club membership places are now available. Here are four top reasons why you should join one of our clubs today!

1. Connect with your community and grow your network

Specialist Clubs provide opportunities for you to come together with other social landlords working in similar roles and facing the same challenges, to come together in a supportive forum to share best practice, develop your knowledge and gain tangible takeaways that you can put into practice in real time.

Joining a community of peers and experts offers you the opportunity to learn from others and feel empowered that you can make a difference in your organisation, by gaining advice and reassurance. You will also have access to the Clubs Team’s forum so you can keep the conversation going between meetings.

“It was great listening to speakers – very topical and the discussion session was excellent. I really valued from hearing from colleagues in other organisations and came away feeling reassured that everyone is working towards common goals for our customers, albeit in slightly different ways.”

 Georgina Bailey-Allen, Welfare Reform and Tenancy Sustainment Manager, Platform Housing Group

2. Keep up to date with the latest thinking and policy insight

Each online Club meeting includes a fantastic line-up of in and out of sector experts and is managed by a dedicated Club manager. New speakers are selected for every club meeting to introduce new and emerging topics, so every meeting feels different.

Specialist Clubs help to keep you up to date with latest policy information, so you’re always on the pulse of what is affecting the sector, impacting your organisation and ultimately the lives of your customers.

You’ll also keep your knowledge up to date with the latest practice insightand  learn directly from those on the front line in different organisations,leaving you feeling inspired about how you can deliver the best service for your customers.

“The speakers were knowledgeable, the breakout rooms are always interesting and you gain an insight into how others operate – it’s good to sharing working practices.”

Michael Lynch, Interim Inclusive Communities Team Leader, River Clyde Homes.

3. There’s a Club for everyone

With a focus on six key areas, we have a Club for everyone – Voids, Digital Transformation, Estate Services, Customer Experience, Tenancy Sustainability and Communities and Repairs and Asset Management.

In an ever-changing environment, it’s vital to keep learning to ensure you’re horizon scanning and constantly proactive – for example, in meeting regulatory requirements such as Tenant Satisfaction Maeasures, Specialist Clubs help put you in the best position possible to deal with the changing landscape of the social housing sector and support your organisation to remain on top of its game.

4. You help shape the agenda and receive Club content that’s right for you

We work closely with our Club members to ensure the Clubs are working for them. Content at all Club meetings is driven by members’ priorities, requests and contextual factors such as the TSMs and The Fire Safety England Regulations, giving you the chance to shape the agenda for the future.

Discover the latest Specialist Clubs brochure for more information on Clubs, our Club managers and the programme for the year.

Join a Housemark Specialist Club this year and help make 2023 count! Secure membership now by contacting our events team at monika.edwards@housemark.co.uk.