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
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 &
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