Bookings are being taken for this Year's ARCH
Tenants Conference to be held on 18 September 2018 at Kettering
Conference Centre and we are now pleased to share the programme
preview available here.
This year's tenants' conference will focus on the Government's
Social Housing Green Paper and what it means for the future of
council housing and tenant empowerment.
Since the Grenfell Tower fire, social housing has been in the
public eye and the Government have promised that the Social Housing
Green Paper will be "a top to bottom review" of the issues facing
the sector. Questions are being asked about the way social housing
is being managed and maintained, how it is being governed and
regulated and whether tenants & residents are really being
listened to. More general questions are also being asked about the
role of social housing in society, who it should be for and do we
need to increase the supply of social housing.
This year's conference, organised by tenants for tenants, will
examine what's in the Green Paper and what it means for council
tenants and their landlords. We'll look at the unfair stigma
attached to the sector and, through the work of the Benefit to
Society Campaign, what we can do to challenge that stigma. We'll
look at the Government's plans for regulation of the sector and
improvements to consumer redress when things go wrong. We'll also
take a practical look at what you can expect from council landlords
in future in tenant involvement and empowerment and how, working
together, we can make social housing something we can all be proud
We have an exciting line up of invited speakers and there will
be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions.
Attendance at the conference is free for ARCH member councils
for up to 5 people and additional places will be £100+VAT.