The housing sector’s story is one of constant innovation. For over 150 years we’ve adapted to a changing world, finding new ways to deliver our shared purpose – to ensure everyone in the country can live in a quality home that they can afford. We want to celebrate and showcase our innovations, past and present. If you would like to contribute a blog please contact us on



Nick Atkin, Chief Executive of Halton Housing Trust / January 5, 2018

Halton Housing demonstrate an innovative response to Universal Credit

In June 2013, Halton Housing faced a dilemma. We knew Universal Credit (UC) was heading our way and that we would need to collect from…


Cedric Boston, Chief Executive of Arhag Housing Association / December 14, 2017

To create real change housing associations need to be bold

At Arhag Housing Association we are currently undergoing an exciting phase of our development. Taking a step back towards our roots as a campaigning organisation…


Angela Lockwood, Chief Executive of North Star, a North East based Housing Association / December 6, 2017

The North Star way – creating the culture of the future

To us culture is about the way we do things. It is not only about what we do, it is also about how we do…


Bethan Buck, Futures Programme Coordinator at the National Housing Federation / November 24, 2017

The Ideas Labs highlighted inspiring creativity and ambition in the housing sector

Creating our Future has hit the ground running and, sitting in an empty room surrounded by bunting and giant Jenga at the end of our…


Jack Weaver, Public Affairs Advisor at Flagship Group / November 22, 2017

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”

Albert Einstein’s words are written on the wall in one of the meeting rooms at Flagship Group’s office in Norwich. Each meeting room in the…


James Green, Futures Programme Director at the National Housing Federation / September 19, 2017

Nominate your organisation’s futures champion

We’re asking chief executives to nominate someone to attend an Ideas Lab and inspire their colleagues. True innovation is a collaborative process and we won’t…


James Green / September 7, 2017

The best way to predict the future is to create it

We’ve laid the groundwork through Owning our Future; now it’s time to build on it. Because in an uncertain world we don’t just need to…