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Wednesday June 12th 2013, Islington Assembly Hall


Session 1: National Mobility                                                        Book Now

Welfare Reform is proving a major challenge for Local Authorities (LA) and Registered Providers (RP). This opening session will update the LA and RP perspective and the opportunities provided by the National Mobility Scheme.

Ninesh Muthiah, Chief Executive, Home Connections
Mike Ward, Director of Housing Growth & Mobility, Circle Housing Group
Laura Johnson, Director of Housing, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

What you will get from the session:

  • Reportage from the National Mobility Scheme
  • Update on the challenges posed by inward and outward migration
  • Learn of new resources to support the challenge of welfare reform

Session 2: Social Value

As the social purpose of the public sector and the housing movement is placed under scrutiny like never before we review and discuss the Social Value Act through context and case study.

Will Nixon, Deputy Chief Executive, The Aspire Group
William Miller, Community Development Director, Amicus Horizon
Emma Morris, Managing Director, Beyond Youth 

What you will get from the session:

  • Gain insight on the Social Value Act and its potential
  • Hear inspirational case study of organisations ‘making a difference’
  • Learn how to promote the social value of what you do
  • How to create social value through the supply chain


Session 3: New Delivery Models

With millions locked out of home ownership, huge challenges in meeting demand and soaring rents in the private sector, we look in detail how the sector is responding in both England and Scotland. From the g15 offer for ‘generation rent’, the opportunities provided by institutional investment and with borrowing headroom through the HRA enabling local authorities to build for the first time in many years this session looks broad and long.

David Bookbinder, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, CIH Scotland
Scott Dorling, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Dr Tim Brown, Director of Housing, Centre for Comparative Housing Research at Montfort University

What you will get from the session:

  • Insight on the financing and funding models to develop new build
  • Explore the issues arising from these new delivery models
  • Compare the approach between England and Scotland

Session 4: Leaders Debate

We will round out the day with a lively debate on the ‘burning issue’ of the day.

Neil Litherland, Chief Executive, Lambeth Living
Patrick Odling-Smee, Service Director Housing, LB Islington
June Barnes, CEO, East Thames

What you will get from the session:

  • Debate not heard anywhere else
  • Audience engagement and discussion
  • Lively and stimulating comment

Drinks Reception & Networking


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