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How we support you

  • Access up-to-date information and best practices in the housing sector
  • Direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector
  • Access to free events and webinars
  • Access online training and a wide array of digital resources such as career development tools and resources
  • Access the knowledge hub, broken down by specialist areas, led by our members and their organisations, and supported by us

If you are a CIH member living in Ireland, you can find more information about your membership benefits here.

Member-exclusive events and webinars

Events are now member-exclusive as part of your membership fee, meaning you can attend all our events for free.*

Our events cover various topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. 

Benefits of attending events:

  • Gain valuable knowledge from thought leaders while never leaving the comfort of your home
  • Attending events allows you to grow, learn and jump your career to new heights
  • Make valuable connections with fellow professionals bonding with industry peers
  • Feel inspired by our talented speakers and boost your creativity
  • Find solutions to problems and get the opportunity to ask speakers questions about your work

*Due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include live award ceremonies as part of the offer

Nazia Azad-Warren CIHM  |  Tenant engagement lead, Cadwyn Housing Association

Having access to all the fantastic events is amazing! It's so important to connect with colleagues in the sector. The events are a great way to meet people, celebrate successes and learn from one another.

Unlimited access to news with Housing Today

If you’re a fully paid up member, you will now get full access to Housing Today as part of your membership.

  • Keep up to date with all the latest news, insight, comment and analysis through the Housing Today website
  • Receive news blasts directly to your inbox
  • Access to the Housing Today Boardroom platform, a data product providing quarterly insight and sentiment from housing development directors
  • Receive a 20 per cent discount on Building Magazine subscriptions.

If you’re already a paying CIH member, we are currently working on the logistics of giving you access to Housing Today. We’ll keep you informed of the developments and drop you an email when everything is ready for you to login and access this incredible news platform.

CIH professional standards 

Raising the standard of housing, together 

Our self-assessment tool is built around the seven professional standards characteristics and is relevant for everyone who works in housing, whatever your role or specialism.

Designed to help you reflect on your career journey, identify key strengths, and highlight a clear path for further development.

CIH member get access to the full version of the tool, which provides you with a detailed progress report and unlocks tailored resources specific to your requirements.

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UK Housing Review 2023

The UK Housing Review is a crucial resource for housing professionals, leaders, and policymakers across the UK's public and private housing sectors.

The Review, published annually, brings together the most important housing statistics for England (and its regions), Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – and is now available for all CIH members to download for free as part of your membership.

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Knowledge Hub

Information at your fingertips

The Knowledge Hub is designed to support you in your job by giving you access to various topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions, real-life case studies, and more.

Using the Knowledge Hub will develop your understanding of what you need to know to deliver excellent housing services.

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CIH Unlocked

Member-exclusive publication

CIH Unlocked is our new fortnightly housing publication crafted exclusively for CIH members.

Our goal with Unlocked is to ensure all members benefit from actionable insight and the best of best practice, with each issue containing a wealth of engaging and informative material aimed at helping you become the best housing professional possible.

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Mentoring programme

Provided by members for members

Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways in which you can develop.

Through the mentoring partnership, you'll be able to set goals and objectives. You'll develop your career, build confidence,  gain knowledge, learn new skills and build strong relationships with other professionals.

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Member newsletters
All members will receive our fortnightly Housing Matters newsletter to ensure you’re kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Get all the latest about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.
Publications library
Our publications focus on the latest policy topics and practical advice that you need to do your job.
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TOTUM PRO discount card
Save over £500 a year through the TOTUM PRO discount card and access a wealth of savings, offers, and vouchers on your everyday essentials.
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Become an Institute of Leadership (IoL) member
Grow your leadership potential within the housing sector with a discounted membership to the IoL - exclusive to CIH members.
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Career resources
Get easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, to support you at different stages of your career.
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Recordings library
Catch up on past webinars and recordings, they cover a variety of topics designed to support your professional development.
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Planning for housing
The network aims to help develop essential joint thinking and working between people engaged with housing strategy and provision and to ensure there are close links between housing and planning.
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Opinion panel
We need your feedback on any latest developments in housing by telling us what you think through our short surveys.
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Become a member today

Are you ready to join the UK’s biggest housing professional network and get access to our member-exclusive events, resources and support to help you through your housing journey?

Follow the link below and select your membership grade from the options on the page and continue to apply online. Your application is subject to approval and our membership team will contact you once it has been reviewed.

Select your membership grade

Alternatively you can call us on 024 7685 1700 and complete your membership application over the phone.

If you are having difficulties applying for your membership online, please visit the help page or give us a call.