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Our Social Housing steering group has met twice – in York and Sheffield – to discuss the issues facing social housing across Yorkshire.


Our third and final event of the year is due to take place in Leeds this month.

Leeds has roughly 57,000 social households across the city, and approximately 4,500 new properties are let each year. Social housing affects hundreds of thousands of people living and working across the city, and we are keen to get local businesses and individuals more involved in the process.

Our steering committee experts, Naz Parkar and Neil Evans, will be on hand to discuss the council proposals and plans regarding social housing. Naz is the Executive Director of the Homes and Communities Agency for the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and his team of 80 staff oversee the delivery of the agency’s investment projects in housing, land and regeneration. Meanwhile Neil, as Director of Environment and Housing for Leeds City Council, is responsible for everything from recycling to community safety across the city. Both speakers have a wealth of experience in the area, as well as their fingers on the pulse regarding recent changes in the field.

The event will follow the format of our popular lunch meetings, with a meet and mingle over drinks then a two-course sit-down lunch, followed by a talk from Naz and Neil. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and network as well.

Leeds Social Housing steering group event is taking place on Friday 25th November, 12noon to 2:30pm at the Leeds Club. Tickets are £42 for members, £60 for non-members. The event is sponsored by Kier Living. Book your place here.

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