re'new Consultancy Work

re'new Consultancy and Research

The Consultancy and Membership Services team at re’new provide a range of consultancy, advice and research to re'new members and also undertake other consultancy and research work on a commissioned basis.

Our most recent commissioned project has been a study into the affordability of housing costs in Leeds and the implications of Government's policy agendas. This study was commissioned by the Leeds Alliance of housing associations (Connect, Leeds Federated, Unity, Leeds and Yorkshire, Leeds Jewish and St Anne's Community Services).

The study seeks to assess the potential impact of government housing and welfare reform policies on the relative affordability of housing costs.

Our work includes:

Housing Policy Research including the Leeds and West Yorkshire back-to-back housing studies, groundbreaking research into the affordability of social housing rents and assessments of housing needs for Black & Minority Ethnic and other minority groups;

Housing Market Assessments have been undertaken supporting housing and regeneration policies for Leeds (e.g. at Middleton and Chapeltown).  re’new has developed an approach that matches strong data analysis to on-the-ground know-how and qualitative information with the result being effective strategies for implementation & support for planning approaches;

Neighbourhood & Regeneration Partnership work is a core element of re’new’s strategic approach and we have led on developing partnerships across Leeds including Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Middleton and Beeston Hill & Holbeck;

Other partnership work includes hosting the Leeds Housing Partnership, work on emerging partnerships across the Leeds City Region (including helping steer the sub-regional housing & regeneration strategy) and active engagement with development of the third sector in the city. 

Advocacy & lobbying for the social housing and regeneration sectors aimed at securing greater involvement at local, regional and national levels and at guiding emerging policies, strategies and actions.

Within the team re’new has expertise in housing policy, strategy and planning; place-making, strategic planning and housing market assessment; community development, engagement and participation; supported and specialist housing, floating support, homelessness and young people, employability and independence

To discuss your requirements, please email: Charlotte Brown or call 0113 383 3998.