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31st March 2021 | Housing

What to expect at the Building a Better Social Housing Future 2021 Event

Learn more about the Building a Better Social Housing Future 2021 online event, taking place 21st April 2021.

In correlation to the rest of the UK economy, social housing providers are facing large-scale challenges due to the impact of coronavirus. The direct impact of lockdown, the short-term closure of the housing market, and increasing economic uncertainty represent an uncertain climate with multi-faceted tests for the sector.

The event will provide a significant overview of the future of the housing sector and the impact on the industry of the pandemic, covering vital issues and sharing the latest insight from government bodies, industry associations and think tanks.

Here’s what attendees of Building a Better Social Housing Future 2021 can expect on the day.

Hear from fascinating speakers

The event agenda is made up of some great speakers, who will provide the latest policy updates, deliver keynote addresses and present case study insight into current issues in the sector.

Speakers include:

  • Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing
  • Lorna Stimpson, Chief Executive, Local Authority Building Control
  • Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State (Minister for Housing), Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Debbie Trust-Dickinson, Chief Operating and Transformation Officer, Halton Housing
  • Tracey Barnes, Chief Financial Officer, Sovereign Housing Association
  • Lee Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, Manningham Housing Association
  • Ulfat Hussain, Assistant Chief Executive and Director of Operations, Manningham Housing Association
  • Joanne Drew, Director of Housing and Regeneration, London Borough of Enfield

Explore a wide range of issues facing the social housing sector

Building a Better Social Housing Future 2021 provides a significant overview of the social housing sector and the impact of the pandemic.

It will cover vital issues such as governance, funding, new operating models, digital transformation, and homelessness. Throughout the day, attendees will hear of the latest updates from government bodies, industry associations and think tanks.  

The event’s learning outcomes will empower attendees to:

  • Analyse the scale and shape of social housing need in England today
  • Explore modes of meeting the need to expand supply and support home ownership through partnership working with local authorities, housing associations and agencies
  • Learn how to meet the funding and investment challenges with existing homes, as well as the ongoing demand for building new homes
  • Hear of best practice in making sure social housing is safe, environmentally friendly and decent for families and residents
  • Understand the importance of understanding the regulatory and legal requirements for registered providers and local authorities

Connect virtually with industry leaders and suppliers 

The event brings together senior leaders from across the housing sector, Government, academia, and the wider public sector. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to connect with each other and start conversations in the virtual coffee lounge during the networking breaks.

During live sessions, delegates can engage with the speakers through live polls, submitting questions to be discussed by the speakers, and to provide additional insight and chat with other attendees through the live chat function.

The virtual exhibition gives all attendees the chance to connect with the event sponsors throughout the event. Clarion Housing, Property Guardian Providers Association, and Fuzzlab, each play a role in the social housing sector – and attendees will be able to strike up a conversation with each of them to make beneficial connections.


Learn more about the event, view the full agenda, and secure your tickets here.



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Article written by
Danielle Chapman

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