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Fact Sheets



  • Chartered Institute of Housing

    The CIH is the professional body for housing professionals with a membership of over 22,000 people who work in both the public and private sectors. over 22,000. The aim is to provide those working in housing the advice, tools and knowledge they need to provide and maintain decent affordable homes in a thriving safe community.

  • CORE

    Information relating to CORE data and the online submission system for new social and affordable lettings run by TNS Research on behalf of the CLG.

  • Data spring

    The Local Housing Markets database provides information services for all those working in housing: housing associations, local authorities and others including academic researchers and consultants.

  • Data Unit Wales

    Helps the Welsh government use data effectively to improve the services it provides to the people of Wales and produces free good practice advice on carrying out research.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    Government department responsible for local government, housing, planning and economic growth.

  • Government Statistical Service

    The Government Statistical Service (GSS) is a decentralised professional community spread across most UK government departments and devolved administrations. Headed by the National Statistician, the GSS produces National Statistics and other official statistics, analysis, interpretation and provides statistical advice to improve understanding and help decision-making.

  • Homes and Communities Agency

    The Homes and Communities Agency is a non-departmental public body accountable to the department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) as an enabling and investment body working for local communities with four key areas of activity: growth, affordability, renewal and sustainability, with a separate committee covering housing regulation.

  • Inside Housing

    Inside Housing is the CIH’s magazine serving the social housing sector. Its readers work in housing associations, local authorities, charities, developers and suppliers with around 26,000 copies distributed each week. The magazine offers up to the minute news and is a well utilised forum for debate in the sector as well as a key source of public sector housing vacancies.The publication also run a series of highly regarded specialist supplements, and jointly organises the prestigious UK Housing Awards.

  • SCIP

    The team behind this website – SCIP has provided IT services, web design and training for more than fifteen years. They specialise in working with Community Groups, Charities, Voluntary and Housing Organisations.

  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    One of the largest independent social policy research and development charities in the UK, spending about £7 million a year on a research and development programme that seeks to better understand the causes of social difficulties and explore ways of overcoming them.

  • Local Government Association

    The Local Government Association (LGA) is a voluntary lobbying organisation acting as the voice of the local government sector.

  • Market Research Society

    The world’s largest association serving all those with professional equity in provision or use of market, social and opinion research, and in business intelligence, market analysis, customer insight and consultancy.

  • TPAS

    TPAS is a not for profit membership organisation that provides information, consultancy, training and conferences on all aspects of involving tenants in their housing management. TPAS act as a vital hub between tenants, landlords and government helping create successful relationships.