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2022 Chief Officers' Conference – book your place now 20/01/2022

Bookings are now being taken for the 2022 Chief Housing Officer Conference to be held on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March 2022.


The conference will again be held in collaboration with the National Federation of Almos (NFA) and we have an exciting line up of speakers to explore some of the major changes and challenges facing the sector over the next 12 to 18 months.


Among speakers already confirmed for the conference are:

Jane Everton Deputy Director (Social Housing) DLUHC  - Jane will update delegates on the government's plans for implementation of the Social Housing White Paper and Charter for Social Housing Residents including the next steps in the Decent Homes Review, Electrical Safety Review and installation of smoke & carbon monoxide alarms as well as the ongoing review of professionalisation & the sectors current qualification & training landscape.


Kate Dodsworth(Director of Consumer Regulation) Regulator of Social Housing- Kate will provide delegates with the latest plans for introduction of the new regulatory framework for social housing including the introduction of new Tenant Satisfaction Measures and preparations for the new inspection regime.


Jonathan Cox (Director of Data & Business Intelligence) Housemark will examine what landlords should be doing to prepare for introduction of the new Tenant Satisfaction Measures and collection of the data necessary to report on those measures.


David Simmons (Sector Development Lead) Housing Ombudsman Service- Dave will outline the Housing Ombudsman's plans and what landlords should be doing to ensure compliance with the Ombudsman's Complaint Handling Code and sharing some of the key learning points from the Ombudsman's investigations of complaints referred to them and recent systemic investigations. 


Victoria Latham Deputy Director (Local authority housing & RTB) DLUHC- Secretary of State Michael Gove has said he wants to work closely with the sector over the coming months on how we can increase social housing in this country and improve the quality of existing homes. Victoria will set out the Department's plans to support local authorities to build more homes amid the pressures on the Housing Revenue Account to deliver the White Paper reforms, improve building safety and deliver social housing decarbonisation. Victoria will join a panel session with a Director from an ARCH member council and a Chief Executive from an Almo to explore what this might mean in practice for local authorities and Almos.  


GuyWoodroffe, SHDF Policy Lead, at BEIS- Guy will provide delegates with the very latest on the government's plans for decarbonisation of the housing stock and the Governments Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and a speaker from one of the local authorities awarded funding under the SHDF Demonstrator Programme to share experiences of what worked (and didn't work) in delivering the works on the ground.


The conference will also explore the latest on the Building Safety Bill and the implementation of the Fire Safety Act (speakers to be confirmed)


The conference is unique in offering Directors of Housing and senior staff in the stock retained sector the opportunity to hear firs- hand from key speakers in the sector and network with senior colleagues in the sector to share experiences.


Click here to book your place now. 

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