We are proud to be a member of PlaceShapers, a national network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.

Together, the associations own and manage over 725,000 homes, provide services to more than two million people, and employ over 70% of their staff locally.

Collectively, they are on track to build 88,000 new homes by 2020, a 12% increase on members' existing housing stock and a third of all homes predicted to be built by the housing association sector.

The housing organisations came together as a lobby group because they see the importance of working with partners at a local level in order to achieve real improvements within an area.

Good housing is the bedrock for a decent life, and everyone concerned is conscious of their pivotal role as change agents.

Group Chief Executive, Chan Kataria said: "It is vital that at a time of fundamental change the voice of medium-sized community-based housing associations is loud and strong, and that we collectively articulate the importance of what we do in shaping places and communities.”

Check out their latest campaign on the vital link between housing and health:

To find out more go to the PlaceShapers website.