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Retrofit Essentials

Introduction

Retrofit Essentials is a programme designed to provide social housing professionals with the essential knowledge needed to create a retrofit strategy.

Contents

    Retrofit Essentials: Bootcamps

    A series of  free in-person one-day Retrofit Essentials bootcamps were held across across England throughout 2023 and the first part of 2024.

    Based on our online CPD accredited Retrofit Essentials Course, participants followed presentations from experts, and had opportunities to ask questions and workshop with peers. 

    Aimed at housing associations, local authorities, combined authorities, and any other registered providers, these bootcamps were open to all - whether you've never engaged with retrofit before, or if you've submitted an SHDF bid in previous waves.

    Topics covered included:

    • Module 1 - A complete beginner's guide to housing retrofit
    • Module 2 - The business case for retrofit and developing a project team
    • Module 3 - Data, data, data
    • Module 4 - Developing retrofit interventions & PAS2035
    • Module 5 - Procuring for retrofit
    • Module 6 - How to engage residents in retrofit

    THERE ARE NO BOOTCAMPS CURRENTLY BEING PLANNED. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW RISE ON LINKEDIN OR SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR ALL FUTURE EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.

    Retrofit Essentials: Online

    From 2022 to 2023, SHRA ran an eight-week online Retrofit Essentials course, a CPD-accredited learning programme designed to provide social housing professionals with the essential knowledge needed to create a retrofit strategy.

    Participants joined weekly 90-minute webinars, comprising an expert masterclass and a chance to ask questions, join discussions, and interact with fellow social housing professionals in breakout sessions.  From advice on building a business case and understanding PAS2035 through to resident engagement, attendees were equipped with the essential building blocks to deliver a social housing retrofit project.    

    These programmes have now come to an end. 

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