Partnership Initiatives

Build London Partnership, Leadership 2025, Rise Into Employment, Migrants Rights Website, HALA

Partnership between BME London, L&Q, Optivo, EY and Altair

Leadership 2025

Leadership 2025 is an intensive 9-month leadership development programme, in partnership with Roffey Park, available exclusively to senior leaders from BME backgrounds working in the housing sector. At its heart, Leadership 2025 aims to support and empower BME senior professionals to become sector leaders of the future. However, more than just leadership programme, Leadership 2025 seeks to positively disrupt the housing sector by challenging current perceptions and promoting the fact that diversity is not just something that ticks boxes but is actually good for business.

Partners, BME London, L&Q, GLA

Build London Partnership

The Build London Partnership started as a result of L&Q approaching BME London Landlords to explore the possibility of an ambitious and dynamic plan to unlock small sites and realise the capital’s build potential through the Build London Partnership programme. After the successful launch of a pilot programme an additional 11 smaller housing associations across London Jointly funded by the L&Q Foundation and the Greater London Authority, raised the target of the programme to 1,000 new affordable homes in London by March 2022.

The ground-breaking programme will see the L&Q Foundation invest £100 million, and the GLA £80 million to provide affordable homes across London. The initiative will support housing association partners with the development process from inception to completion and then handover the completed homes at cost.

Build_London_Partnership_BME site

Ricky Scipio, Chief Executive at Westway said, ““Westway Housing Association are extremely proud to be one of the early adopters of the Build London Partnership, led by L&Q, which has resulted in a 16 unit new development located in Ealing. This new supply of much needed affordable housing may not have come to fruition without this ground-breaking initiative.”

Partners, Olmec, BME London, Arhag, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

Rise into Employment

The programme is run in partnership with ArhagMetropolitan Thames Valley Housing and BME London and is delivered by Olmec. It is open to anyone who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

  • Recognised NCFE Entry Level 3 qualification in employability
  • Volunteering opportunities which can often lead on to paid work
  • Work placements to gain hands-on experience and learn new skills
  • Help to write a CV
  • Top tips and interview skills
  • Training opportunities
  • Support with job searches including helping to write your applications.
Rise into Employment
Housing Association Legal Alliance

Partners BME London, HALA


The Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) is a unique collaboration of some of the UK’s leading housing associations and is looking to expand its membership.

The HALA vision is “to be the most successful collaborative partnership of housing associations in the UK, at the forefront of innovative procurement practice and efficiency strategy, delivering a demonstrable best value service to its members and tenants.”