The Government’s Estate Regeneration Strategy serves to remind us that real improvements to the size and quality of the housing stock and, most importantly, to the lives of residents, can only be achieved through collaborative partnership working.

Residents, landlords, investors and wider stakeholders all need to share in the benefits of regeneration schemes if they are to secure the support they need.

Collaborative working is rarely easy; but the effort is worth it. It helps ensure a shared vision; to secure enhanced benefits; to overcome the inevitable obstacles that will be encountered; and to progress at pace.