With market and supply chain challenges, the Better Social Housing Review, new Tenant Satisfaction Measures and Consumer Standards on the programme, September’s NHMF Service Provider Forum meeting was laser-focused on the topics that are top of our sector’s agenda. As is always the case with the Forum, in addition to presenting and debating the huge challenges which service providers are facing on many fronts, innovative solutions and collaborative ideas were also key takeaways.
‘Ensuring the safety of tenants and residents should be the highest priority for every Social landlord’.* While the RSH considers Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) is not widespread in social housing, landlords are expected to know where RAAC is present and its condition.
Frameworx, the not-for-profit social housing procurement framework that is committed to investing in social value and communities, is delighted to announce that another round of new frameworks has been introduced to cover Heating Services and Estate Services, and a further round of frameworks for Communal Mechanical and Electrical Services, Disabled Adaptations and Specialist/ Sub-contractor Services incorporating a range of works like groundworks, drainage, damp and mould treatment, and roofing is being developed.
With over 50 delegates, expert speakers and an extensive scope of agenda, last week’s NHMF Service Provider Forum meeting was a perfect example of why collaboration within our sector is so important. It was apparent that there is a lot to be aware of in terms of legislation and regulation, learning to correct misapprehensions we may have, the needing to challenge the status quo, but overall, a really positive feeling of we’re ‘in it together.”
At the NHMF Conference in January, Emma Mahy, IoT Solutions Group CEO, co-hosted a session covering the benefits of monitoring and IoT to ensure landlords have up to date, accurate information on what their homes are like.
NHMF Vice Chair, Stephanie Lloyd-Foxe takes up executive position at the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group to lead the work of the group in the South West.
NHMF Service Provider Forum membership represents the housing sector’s very best in innovation, best practice and collaboration. Embodying a broad cross section of organisations with differing interests and specialisms, from the large to the small providers, we are speaking to members and other stakeholders to find out more.
The NHMF is the leading body representing housing providers, committed to championing innovation to deliver excellence in maintenance and asset management