Housing Services Conference 2017

21 Jun 2017

Housing Services Conference 2017: Delivering excellent social housing

The number of homes available for social rent in the UK fell by 20,000 in the two years up to 2016. In order to address this growing shortage, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged Housing Associations to bid for a share of the Government’s £7 billion affordable homes programme. The minister called for social rent houses to be built “in places where they are most needed, particularly for families who are just about managing”. As well as investing in new homes, Theresa May’s Government has also reversed many of the social housing policies introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016. While this move has been welcomed, the social rented sector still faces a number of challenges from the extension of right to buy, the benefit cap on families and a mandatory annual 1% reduction in rents until 2020.

The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance will be exhibiting at Housing Services Conference 2017, where leading experts will provide insights into the impact that policy and welfare changes will have on the social rented sector. Anticipate how the Government investment could boost social housing stock, discover how housing associations can play a key role in improving public health and understand what providers can do to stop the £850 million a year being lost to tenancy fraud.

  • Benefit from insights into the latest policy developments and how your organisation can make the most of new funding opportunities.  
  • Have your questions answered by leading experts in social housing.  
  • Learn from examples of best practice by leading housing associations who are pioneering new approaches and innovative building scheme.  
  • Connect with other delegates from across social housing organisations and learn how others are dealing with the challenges facing the sector.  
  • Plan ahead and anticipate how the changes set out in the 2017 white paper will impact on social housing

For more information including the full agenda and booking, visit the University of Salford website www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/courses/housing-services-conference