Housing Matters



Housing Matters explores the work of the National Housing Federation.Hosted by Katie Teasdale and Rob Warm, it's a chance for us to talk about housing, and for you to get to know about us, our members, and housing.


  • 10: General Election 2019

    16/12/2019 Duración: 14min

    In the final episode of series two, Katie Teasdale talks to Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation about the result of the general election, what it means for the housing association sector and our plans for the new government's first 100 days. Kate also reflects on our campaign leading up to the election and what we need now from campaign supporters.

  • 9: Creating great places

    20/11/2019 Duración: 36min

    Katie welcomes a new co-host, Helen Greig, Project Director on Building Better in the Futures Team at the National Housing Federation.   Two Great Places Commissioners, Helen Lennon, Chief Executive of Connect Housing and Dave Procter, Group Chair at Together Housing Group discuss what the housing sector needs to look at to make great places – what’s working well and what we need to do differently.   Dave Power, Chief Executive, and Tom Basford, Strategic Lead for Place at One Manchester discuss what makes a place-based organisation.   Finally, Katie discusses the Great Places Commission's final report and where regeneration sits in the political landscape   Find the Great Places final report here: https://greatplaces.housing.org.uk/about-great-places/great-places-final-report

  • 8: Shadow Minister for Housing Sarah Jones at the National Housing Summit 2019

    27/09/2019 Duración: 27min

    This episode features the full speech Shadow Housing Minister Sarah Jones MP delivered at the National Housing Summit yesterday, followed by insightful and clear political analysis from Jessica Levy, Public Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation.

  • 7: Updates from the Creating our Future team

    13/09/2019 Duración: 49min

    We hear from each of the teams about their ideas to change the world and from the Federation on what's next for Creating our Future. Links ​For more information about Creating our Future see http://www.housing.org.uk/creatingourfuture For more information about Hacking Homelessness, see www.hackinghomelessness.co.uk (http://www.hackinghomelessness.co.uk/) For more information about The Good Food Bag, see www.thegoodfoodbag.com (http://www.thegoodfoodbag.com/) For more information about Transforming Tenure / Just One, see http://future.housing.org.uk/our-impact/just-one For more information about Building Better, find them on Twitter @BuildingBetterX (https://twitter.com/BuildingBetterX) For more information about Invisible Creations, see www.invisiblecreations.co.uk (http://www.invisiblecreations.co.uk/)   Subscribe, rate and review us, and let us know what you think about using #HousingMatters.   Contact us website@housing.org.uk (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=mailto:website@housing.org.

  • 6: What can housing associations do to help address the homelessness crisis?

    05/08/2019 Duración: 37min

    In this episode, Katie Teasdale is joined by Sarah-Jane Gay who leads on a our homelessness work. Katie interviews John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside, and Chair of our homelessness steering group, and Vandemar Baster about his experience of homelessness. To find out more about our homelessness steering group https://www.housing.org.uk/topics/homelessness/working-together-to-end-homelessness/ Sarah-Jane interviews Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of Wandle Housing Association about Homes for Cathy. Find out more here https://homesforcathy.org.uk/    Sign up to show your organisation’s commitment to ending homelessness through our Commitment to Refer https://www.housing.org.uk/topics/homelessness/supporting-the-homelessness-reduction-act/commitment-to-refer/ You can find all the latest on our work on homelessness on our website https://www.housing.org.uk/topics/homelessness/

  • 5: So we have a new Prime Minster...

    23/07/2019 Duración: 23min

    In this episode, Jessica Levy, Public Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation talks about what the election of Boris Johnson as the new Conservative Party Leader and Britain's next Prime Minister means for housing associations. At one point Jessica says Boris 'made an annoucnement during the campaign to cut stamp duty on all homes worth over £500,000...' This was  meant to be 'worth *less* than £500,000' To get in touch with the Public Affairs team, please email jessica.levy@housing.org.uk (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=jessica.levy@housing.org.uk)

  • 4: Refugee Week 2019

    17/06/2019 Duración: 39min

    Katie is joined by Helen Greig, who leads on the National Housing Federation's work on supported housing to discuss some of the issues around housing for refugee and asylum seekers.   Helen interviews Dara Ivekich, Service Manager, Refugee Futures at Tuntum Housing about the work they do to help to house and support refugee families in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.    Later, she joins a Syrian family in their new home to discuss their experience in a Lebanese refugee camp and settling in the UK.   Subscribe, rate and review us, and let us know what you think about using #HousingMatters.   Contact us website@housing.org.uk (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=mailto:website@housing.org.uk) http://www.twitter.com/natfednews http://www.instagram.com/national.housing.federation http://www.facebook.com/nationalhousingfederation The Housing Matters team • Host: Katie Teasdale (https://twitter.com/natfedKatie) • Producer: James Grant (https://twitter.com/bristoljames)

  • 3: How will the change of Conservative Party leadership affect housing?

    07/06/2019 Duración: 17min

    Katie Teasdale speaks to National Housing Federation's Public Affairs Manager Jessica Levy who talks us through what to expect as the Conservatives elect a new leader and Britain's next Prime Minister, and where housing fits in. Contact us  website@housing.org.uk (mailto:website@housing.org.uk) http://www.twitter.com/natfednews http://www.instagram.com/national.housing.federationhttp://www.facebook.com/nationalhousingfederation The Housing Matters team  • Host: Katie Teasdale (https://twitter.com/natfedKatie) • Producer: James Grant (https://twitter.com/bristoljames)  

  • 2: Together with tenants

    20/03/2019 Duración: 27min

    This episode explores strengthening the relationship between housing associations and their tenants and residents. Katie is joined by co-host Catherine Ryder, Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation who explains the work we're doing in this area.  Katie also interviews Jacqui McKinlay, Chief Executive of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, a national centre of expertise on governance and scrutiny, who discusses public trust in organisations, when organisations fail, what the housing sector can learn, and the role for leadership, culture and processes. Subscribe, rate and review us, and let us know what you think about #HousingMatters (https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23HousingMatters&src=typd) . Links The National Housing Federation has been working with tenants, residents, tenant representative groups, our members and others to understand what practical change is needed to strengthen the relationship between housing associations and their tenants and residents http://www.housing.

  • 1: Delivering our supply ambition

    28/02/2019 Duración: 36min

    Kicking off series two of Housing Matters, Katie is joined by co-host Sarah Finnegan, External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation. Public Affairs Manager Jessica Levy offers her view on where housing sits in the political discourse at a time when most of the media is focused on Brexit. Nick Walkley, Chief Executive of Homes England, discusses their five year plan, how housing associations and Homes England might work together differently and his concern about the music tastes of his colleagues. Interview by Clare Paredes, Head of Communications and Marketing. Sarah Finnegan explains the political context for this discussion about building more homes, the challenges and opportunities for housing associations, and the National Housing Federation’s submission for the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). Subscribe, rate and review, and let us know what you think about #HousingMatters. Links • We’re holding a sector-wide conversation about building more homes, and we want to hear from members https

  • 11: Kate Expectations

    08/10/2018 Duración: 21min

    In this episode, Katie Teasdale talks to the Federation's new Chief Executive Kate Henderson about what she's looking forward to about her new job, and the important role housing associations play across the country. Subscribe, rate and review, and let us know what you think about #housingmatters. Contact us   website@housing.org.uk   www.twitter.com/natfednews   www.instagram.com/national.housing.federation    www.facebook.com/nationalhousingfederation   Housing Matters team  Host: Katie Teasdale (https://twitter.com/natfedKatie)  Producer: Helen Jeffery (https://twitter.com/HelenJeffery1)

  • 10: Jackan-Orr-y

    05/09/2018 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, Katie Teasdale talks to Federation Chief Executive David Orr about his career in housing ahead of his retirement this month. David Orr is the first guest we’ve asked back to the podcast. Talking to Katie Teasdale, David tells us about key times in his career in housing, his plans for the future, what he’s most proud of, and what advice he’d give to a 21 year old David Orr.   Subscribe, rate and review, and let us know what you think about #housingmatters. Links Jackanory: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2017/january/the-jackanory-story/ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27sAdventuresin_Wonderland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland) Moby Dick: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/13/100-best-novels-observer-moby-dick Lady Windermere’s Fan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LadyWindermere%27sFan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Windermere%27s_Fan) Anne Frank’s diary: https://www.theguardian.com/child