Exploring new ideas and opportunities is at the very centre of Housing Partnership UK’s activities. Members agree to address priority issues through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. Exchange of data and information is the first step to improving available intelligence, followed by consideration of collaboration in a piece of work to be undertaken jointly. If considered appropriate, research is undertaken into the potential for developing concepts into real business outcomes. Some members are actively engaged in applied research initiatives in partnership with universities and the results are disseminated amongst members.