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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

England regional boards

Our nine regional boards represent the housing profession in their local region. They work with other key stakeholders to help our members to learn, improve and influence by participating in regional and national policy consultations, hosting local seminars and events, lobbying local MPs and establishing links with universities and colleges to promote careers in housing.
What do regional boards do?

  • work together to tackle common challenges faced by housing organisations in their region
  • inform our thinking by gathering information on housing policy and best practice from their members
  • promote excellent standards in the delivery of housing services in their region
  • facilitate debate at a local level, by building and sustaining relationships with key decision makers to influence housing policy
  • help us to understand the diverse needs of our customers by acting as the voice of members in their region

Recognise excellence in your area
CIH Regional Awards 2017

Our regional awards provide a platform for celebrating the innovation, creativity and passion of housing professionals and organisations in each of the English regions. The regional winners of three award categories - New professional of the year, Apprentice of the year and Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - are automatically shortlisted for our national Housing Heroes Awards, which take place alongside our annual conference, Housing 2017, in June.

To find out more about award categories specific to your area, select your region from the menu on the left-hand side of this page.

Get involved

Getting involved with your regional board is a great way to learn about regional policy issues, improve your skills by sharing experiences, and influence the housing agenda in your area. You can play a part in supporting and influencing CIH activities at a local level, and meet and share experiences with other like-minded housing professionals.

If you want to get involved with your regional board, find out more and apply.


To find out more about what's going on in your area and how you can get involved contact your local regional support co-ordinator:

 Eastern, London
Sharon Hackett - t: 024 7685 1786, e:

East Midlands, South West, Yorkshire & Humberside

North East, West Midlands, North West

Claire Wheatley - t: 024 7685 1704, e:

South East
Kelly Seenundun - t: 020 7520 3391, e:


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