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

South East

We believe that access to decent, affordable housing in safe, prosperous places that respect the environment really makes a difference to individuals, families and communities in the South East. We work to make this a reality in our region.

SE mentoring scheme »

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Having a mentor is a great way to support your personal and professional development - the CIH South East mentoring scheme is open to all CIH members in the region. 

If you are looking for this style of support, please read the guidance for mentees, consider your preferred mentor and complete the online application form.

NEW: home ownership board »

Did you know that we have a thriving home ownership and leasehold discussion group based in the south east? 

Membership is made up of representatives from local authorities and housing associations located in the south east of England. The group provides a forum for housing professionals to exchange views and opinions and to share best practice. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis with a flexible agenda, for which recent topics have included:

  • changes to right to buy
  • implications in practice arising from changes in the law
  • service charge accounts
  • auditing changes
  • ‘share to buy’

The group also operates an email network for members to engage with each other for feedback on policies, procedures and ideas for service improvement. In addition, the group holds an annual conference, focusing on a wide range of home ownership and leasehold topics.

South East International housing group »

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The CIHSE International Housing Group is a sub-group of the South East Regional Board with the primary purpose of increasing relationships between CIH members and housing professionals in other countries through sharing knowledge and experience.

The group has been running for over 25 years and has arranged maore than 40 study trips to 15 countries, involving 1000 delegates. In the last few years our visits have included France, India, the USA and South Africa.

Study visits are open to CIH members from all regions and their guests. The next trip will be a two and a half day tour of Edinburgh & Glasgow, 12-15 November 2017. Please see the flyer for more details

If you want to know more about the International Group and study tours, you can find more information at

Read about our 2017 trip earlier this year to Chicago & Detroit.


Regional resources »

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We upload a range of useful resources, including:

  • documents and presentations from events
  • SE newsletters
  • SE board minutes
  • information on upcoming events, such as the 2016 international study trip to Mumbai

Visit our main resources page

Training »

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Our training programme is designed to ensure housing professionals and organisations are equipped to overcome the challenges they face day-to-day. Delivered by expert trainers in a friendly, stimulating environment, our courses bring together formal training with day-to-day experience, including lots of references to work and the real-life problems and issues delegates face.

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South East Awards 2017 »

The awards are designed to showcase the very best examples of good practice from around the sector and took place at the South East Conference.

South East awards winners!

  • Apprentice of the year - Ashley Stewart, The Hyde Group
  • Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - Michael David Sander
  • Best outcome achieved for residents of the year - Money matters team, AmicusHorizon
  • Innovation of the year - Workwise programme, Porchlight

Housing Heroes Awards 2017 »

Housing Heroes Awards 2017

The winners of the CIH regional awards automatically went forward for consideration for the categories in the prestigious 2017 Housing Heroes Awards.

The Housing Heroes Awards give you the chance to recognise the hard work of your people. Many of the awards celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the housing world with categories for everything from frontline teams to campaigning tenants.

CIH Housing Hero 2017 awards winners!

  • Apprentice of the year - Chen Thompson, Wolverhampton Homes
  • Exceptional contribution by a CIH member - Yvonne Leishman, Community Housing Group
  • New professional of the year -Emily-Rae Maxwell, Dacorum Borough Council

Further information and the full list of award winner can be found here


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The new housing apprenticeships

With a century of experience equipping housing professionals with the skills they need to do the brilliant work they do, we can help you make the most of the new housing apprenticeships – whatever stage of the journey you are at.