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Future of housing agenda

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08:00 - 09:25

Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:25 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:30 - 09:50

Ministerial Keynote: A Century of Social Housing

  • Outlining the timetable for the Social Housing Green Paper action plan – aiming to deliver more high-quality housing, encourage better tenant rights and ensure that landlords demonstrate that they have acted on concerns
  • Introducing the New Communities Framework: New legislation designed to build stronger, more integrated communities and reduce the stigma of social housing
  • Driving up the accessibility of all homes for disabled people, delivering 300,000 new accessible and adaptable homes every year
  • Announcing the New Homes Ombudsman to hold developers to account and drive up the quality of new homes

09:50 - 10:10

Facing the Housing Challenge: How can we Accelerate Change?

  • Allocating over £1bn of grant funding to housing association partners in order to deliver a range of affordable housing – the highest level for 9 years
  • Partnering with Central Government departments to develop surplus land across the country into affordable new homes
  • Discussing the various funding programmes available to support house building, infrastructure and routes to access
  • Working with the Regulator of Social Housing to ensure new homes are safe, robust and well-managed

10:10 - 10:30

Headline Sponsor

10:30 - 11:15

Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition

11:15 - 11:45

Unlocking Land to Deliver New Homes in the Face of Adversity

  • Encouraging effective use of land so that assets and estates can be more efficiently utilised
  • Securing £160k of OPE funding to facilitate a strategic & coordinated approach to public land – delivering economic growth and new homes by releasing surplus assets
  • Releasing land held by public sector partners in order to deliver 16500 new houses in Herefordshire by 2031

Ellen Vernon

Ellen Vernon
Programme Director, One Public Estate
Local Government Association (Confirmed)

11:45 - 12:05

Headline Sponsor

11:15 - 11:45

WORKSHOP 1

Smart Social Housing: Making Sense of Sensors

  • Understanding how remote home sensor technologies are revolutionising the housing management landscape
  • Investing in sensor technology in order to reduce call outs, improve services to residents and save over £1m per year in responsive repair costs
  • Exploring the potential for expansion to other home maintenance areas and the future of this technology
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Nina Peters
Director of Business Transformation
The Regenda Group (Confirmed)

12:15 - 13:00

Seminar sessions

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, Networking and Exhibition

14:00 - 14:30

Seminar sessions

14:40 - 15:00

Sustainability in New Homes: Un-fogging the Future

  • Providing clarity in uncertain times on what should and should not be done to improve sustainability standards and meet the quotas of the Future Homes Standard
  • Encouraging a consistent approach by local authorities in order to encourage shared learning, common resources and mutual confidence
  • Recommending measures and best practice with regard to energy demand, overheating & performance
  • Stepping up use of modern methods of construction to create near zero-carbon homes
John Alker, Director of Policy & Places, UK Green Building Council

John Alker
Director of Policy & Places
UK Green Building Council (Confirmed)

15:00 - 15:20

Case Study: A Decade of Regeneration

  • Providing clarity in uncertain times on what should and should not be done to improve sustainability standards and meet the quotas of the Future Homes Standard
  • Encouraging a consistent approach by local authorities in order to encourage shared learning, common resources and mutual confidence
  • Recommending measures and best practice with regard to energy demand, overheating & performance
  • Stepping up use of modern methods of construction to create near zero-carbon homes
Andrew Brown, Regional Director, Onward Homes

Bronwen Rapley
Chief Executive Officer
Onward Homes (Confirmed)

15:20 - 15:40

Embracing ‘Housing First’ to Fast Track Rough Sleepers into Homes

  • Securing £500k in funding from MHCLG to introduce the Housing First Initiative, giving rough sleepers with high needs the right to a home of their own
  • Providing support to some of the most vulnerable people in society, resulting in stable homes being given to 10 long-term rough sleepers within the first 6 months
  • Building relationships with various housing providers to bring forward accommodation from housing associations and the private sector
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Julia Pitt
Director of the Gateway Homelessness Service
Croydon Local Borough Council (Confirmed)

14:40 - 15:10

WORKSHOP 2

Independent Living in the 21st Century

  • Exploring the role of technology, big data and robotics in developing innovative services for older residents
  • Balancing the increasing role of technology with the need for face to face support
  • Co-designing homes with residents in order to create modern yet age-friendly designs
  • Using new tech to modernise care systems, encourage social interaction between residents and allow people to live independently for longer
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Yvonne Castle
Chief Executive Officer
JJ Housing (Confirmed)

15:40 - 16:10

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibitions

16:10 - 16:40

Panel Discussion: Lessons in Tenant Engagement

  • Evaluating technologies & digital support as a method to get through to tenants and assess what they actually want
  • Exploring the results of a 6-month trial of new approaches to resident engagement in line with a key commitment of the Social Housing Green Paper
  • Bringing together social landlords and their residents to pilot new communication methods which will inform and develop future policy, and considering how these approaches can be applied to other tenures
  • Encouraging residents to take an active role in strategic, procedural or policy changes and ensuring involvement by them on a level which they choose
Aasia Nisar, Engagement & Scrutiny Manager, Sovereign

Aasia Nisar
Engagement & Scrutiny Manager
Sovereign (Confirmed)

Leslie Channon, Non-Executive Director, Tpas

Leslie Channon
Non-Executive Director
Tpas (Confirmed)

Victoria Elvidge, Chair, LEASE

Victoria Elvidge
Chair
LEASE (Confirmed)

16:10 - 16:40

WORKSHOP 3

Empowering Residents: Helping Communities Build Homes

  • Exploring the role of technology, big data and robotics in developing innovative services for older residents
  • Balancing the increasing role of technology with the need for face to face support
  • Co-designing homes with residents in order to create modern yet age-friendly designs
  • Using new tech to modernise care systems, encourage social interaction between residents and allow people to live independently for longer
Anne-Helene Sinha, Investment Manager, CAF Venturesome

Anne-Helene Sinha
Investment Manager
CAF Venturesome (Confirmed)

Andrew George, Director, Cornwall Community Land Trust

Andrew George
Director
Cornwall Community Land Trust (Confirmed)