You are invited to our Annual Conference

BRIGHTER FUTURE:

Innovations for post-COVID-19 housing recovery

14TH OCTOBER 2021 | 9AM - 1PM | VIRTUAL EVENT

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Exploring the new housing landscape...

COVID-19 represented an immense challenge for the social housing sector. In over a year since the pandemic broke out in the UK, the question remains: how will we, as a sector, cope with the ramifications of this crisis?

With the theme "Brighter future: innovations for post-COVID-19 housing recovery", our Annual Conference will bring key speakers to discuss the current and future challenges and explore the new housing landscape. We will also look at the long-term solutions and the innovative solutions to overcome the pandemic challenges.

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The agenda

Looking ahead – the role of innovation in overcoming the pandemic challenges


Ninesh Muthiah, Home Connections

How has the pandemic impacted the housing sector and why innovation is essential for its future?

Housing, inequalities and places left behind


Toby Lloyd, No Place Left Behind Commission

What will it take to recover from COVID-19? Toby will share the findings of the No Place Left Behind Commission.

Envisioning new housing landscape


James Murray MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury

A national response to overcome the COVID-19 challenges in housing.

Brighter future?
Long-term solutions for the housing sector


Panel discussion with Toby Lloyd, No Place Left Behind Commission and James Murray, MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Moderated by Patrick Odling-Smee, Director of Housing at London Borough of Havering

HOPE 2.0


Dave Anteh, Home Connections, & Minos Perdios, Housing Reviews

Tech to improve homelessness case management and data reporting.

Panel session: How to prevent homelessness for domestic abuse survivors in a post-pandemic world?


Panel discussion with Gudrun Burnet, Standing together against domestic abuse, and Yasmin Khan, Halo project. Moderated by Brenda Fraser, Homefinder UK/Revive

Death of the dashboard


Dave Loudon, DTL Creative and Arturo Dell, Home Connections Consultant

How to get more intelligence out of your data.

Assisting low income households into the Private Rented Sector & social housing options available


Ben Beadle, National Residential Landlords Association and Steve Harriot, Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Introducing FairBonds, a national deposit bond scheme developed by Tenancy Deposit Scheme, Home Connections, National Residential Landlords Associations and Crisis.

Thriving after the crisis


Greg Campbell, Campbell Tickell

The view of housing leaders on reimagining, resilience and recovery.

Breakout rooms


Details coming soon

A special interactive session hosted by the Home Connections / Homefinder UK team.

More speakers to be announced