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An Introduction to
Social Housing in
England
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An Introduction to Social Housing in England
Learning Outcomes
Identify and describe key housing terms
Describe key agencies in relation to social housing
Understand the different types of tenancies
Understand the role or board members and staff
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Task 1
Housing Associations are independent not-for-profit organisations
that provide for general and particular housing and related
needs. Throughout the course there are other social housing key
terms that you have come across. Describe the ones below:
Term
Description What
Arm’s Length
Management
Organisation (ALMO)
Registered Providers
Local Authority
Central government
Regulator of Social
Housing
Task 2
What is affordable housing?
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Task 3
What is the Decent Homes Standard?
Task 4
Complete the table below:
Board
Who might be on a
Board
Give 5 examples of
different skills required
for a Board
1
2
3
4
5
What are the 4 key
responsibilities of the
Board
1
2
3
4
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Task 5
Complete the table below:
Tenancy type
Who is this available to:
Local Authority, Housing
Association or both?
Give one key feature of
this type of tenancy
Starter tenancy
Introductory
tenancy
Secure tenancy
Assured tenancy
Assured shorthold
tenancy
Demoted tenancy
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