Future of Social Housing

Birmingham, International Convention Centre
Research, Social Sciences
Monday 6th June 2016 (09:00-17:30)
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Narinder Kaur
Tel: 0370 192 4000
Email: Narinderpal.Kaur@housingandcare21.co.uk

The Future of Social Housing Conference at International Convention Centre, Birmingham hosted by Housing and communities Research Group and Housing and Care 21 

With the housing sector facing unprecedented challenges over the next decade, this conference explored the future of sector and innovative alternatives. Participants had the opportunity to meet researchers, policy makers, advocates and front line workers and left better informed and connected.

The conference had two plenaries with internationally recognised speakers, and six interactive ‘big debate’,‘cutting edge’ and ‘agenda setting’ workshops themed to match interests where ideas were exchanged to learn about best practice and plan for a better future.

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Opening Plenary: Now is the time - is this the end of social housing? Better futures for older people and homeless people

Is social housing on the critical list?

Are there better housing options for older people?

Is private rented housing the 'new social housing'?

Where next for socially mixed communities?

What is the view from Birmingham and the Midlands

What innovative alternatives are there?

Final Plenary: Combining social and commercial logics?


We have had  some excellent feedback since the conference including the following: 

Feedback after our recent conference with HC21 on the Future of Social Housing at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham included the following comments: 

I think you have done an extraordinary job in bringing together the likes of us with the traditional housing people – and that is to be valued’ (Nic Bliss, Confederation of Cooperative Housing)

I thought the conference yesterday was ground breaking in the way it brought together academics, large-scale providers and community advocates (Jon Stevens, Honorary Fellow)

I greatly enjoyed the workshop session with Peter, Neville and Mike and we had some excellent engagement from the participants. Please do keep me posted on progress following the conference and if there are any future events or initiatives I can assist with, I would be very happy to do so. (Councillor John Cotton, Birmingham City Council)

Great conference yesterday. (Rashid Ikram, Strategy and Research Team, Birmingham City Council).

Just wanted to congratulate you and your team/partners on an excellent event yesterday. I feel I’ve had my information top up for the year! Who needs to go to Manchester? (Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils) 

Please also see the excellent blog from Jules Birch. http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/debate/expert-opinion/driving-a-hybrid/7015580.blog 

We would like your feedback too. Please email us at d.w.mullins@bham.ac.uk with SUBJECT LINE -  Future of Social Housing Conference with your ideas on how we should follow up the conference. We are planning to send out a short conference report in he next month or so.

More details and full programme can be found in the event flyer (PDF)