Mon, 23 Nov | Zoom

Becoming a Registered Provider - is it right for you?

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Becoming a Registered Provider - is it right for you?

Time & Location

23 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 16:00
Zoom

About the Event

Guest speakers from Leeds Community Homes and Homes England are joining us to present this information session for community housing groups and organisations, on behalf of West Midlands Urban Community Homes.

In this session we will address the question which many current and potential community housing entities are presently wrestling with: access to Homes England funding and whether the decision to become a Registered Provider is the right one for your organisation.

Our presenters will cover the following areas:

  1. Context around community housing and the current funding situation, and what it actually means in broad terms to access Homes England Funding and to be a Registered Provider - Jimm Reed
  2. Alternatives to registration - how different forms of partnerships can work instead - Andy Lloyd
  3. Experience of the process of registration - what you can expect to go through, how long it might take and some tips - Gemma Gates
  4. Hear from Homes England about their new Affordable Housing programme and about their experiences of working with community housing organisations, both those becoming RPs themselves and those working in partnership with RPs - Graham Brookfield
  5. Q&A

About our speakers:

Jimm Reed is a development professional with 20 years’ experience of creating affordable housing in housing association and community housing sectors. He is Development Director of Leeds Community Homes and is leading the process of RP registration for LCH, as well as advising several client organisations currently considering it.

Andy Lloyd is a highly experienced community housing consultant and qualified CLH advisor and he has been involved in a number of successful projects where partnership with an RP has been central to the successful outcome.

Gemma Gates is Community Housing Project Coordinator for New Wortley Community Association in Leeds, and has been leading on an RP application process over the past year. She also works for Leeds Community Homes and is involved in supporting their registration.

Graham Brookfield works for Homes England in the Midlands Affordable Housing Growth Team. Prior to this current role, he worked at Homes England on the Community Housing Fund programme in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber.

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