We held three national seminars in Leeds, London and Birmingham in March, involving about 60 social housing leaders with the three aims:
§ To explore learning from Young People Friendly Neighbourhoods for sustainable youth support in neighbourhoods and communities;
§ To consider organisational models for securing long term solutions and the role and place of housing associations and RSLs;
§ To determine the elements of strategic leadership required to build the case internally and the partnerships externally.
Housing leaders were keen to build momentum, including through a May residential for managers, sharing messages within government, promoting a community of practice through the National Housing Federation, collaborating with Chartered Institute of Housing on professional development and sharing learning more widely from the YPFN programme.
This is short report summarises findings from each event. Further information is available from www.ypfn.posterous.com and on Twitter at #ypfn. To keep in touch and for further information contact Bill Badham: firstname.lastname@example.org