Morning, Tuesday, 24th April 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Delegates at this conference will assess the future for social housing policy in England looking ahead to the Government’s Green Paper.
It also takes place at a time of wide-ranging housing policy reform - including an increase to the Housing Infrastructure Fund, the establishment of a Land Assembly Fund, lifting the housing revenue account borrowing cap for local authorities ‘in high need’ and recently announced changes to the National Planning Policy Framework to encourage developers to build on land already granted planning permission.
Delegates will discuss the key issues expected to be covered in the Green Paper including the quality of social homes, service management, the rights of tenants, tackling homelessness, and the role for social housing in supporting local economies and public services.
Further sessions focus on potential implications of The Mayor of London’s Draft Housing Strategy for social housing in the Capital and, in the context of the ongoing inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, what more can be done to improve standards and the safety of social housing, as well as the challenges for meeting the housing requirements of vulnerable groups.