Bookings are being taken for the ARCH Chief Officers Conference
being held in conjunction with colleagues at the National
Federation of ALMOs (NFA) and HouseMark, taking place at Scarman
House, University of Warwick on 5 and 6 March 2020 (the Conference
is postponed from December 2019).
2020 is expected to see major changes in the way in which social
housing is managed and regulated and the expectations placed on the
sector by tenants and government. Two and a half years on from the
Grenfell fire we are beginning to see the Government's plans for
social housing materialise. This year's conference will examine
what those plans will mean for the future of council housing and
stock retained councils and ALMOs.
- Theresa May's government promised a new generation of council
housing, but will Boris Johnson's government stand by that promise
and support councils to build? If so how?
- The government's response to the consultation on the Social
Housing Green Paper is expected anytime soon:
- What will it mean in terms of stronger regulation of the sector
and the role of the Regulator of Social Housing?
- Can we expect to see the introduction of new consumer
- What new Key Performance Indicators will we be expected to
collect and report on and can we expect to see the introduction of
- How can we ensure the involvement of tenants and residents in
decisions about their homes and what are the government's plans for
increased consumer redress and the role of the Housing
- Will we see a new Decent Homes Standard
- How can we tackle unfair stigma attached to the sector?
- As we move into the next phase of implementing Dame Judith
Hackitt's review of fire safety what will this mean for the roles
and responsibilities of local authority landlords and ALMOs?
- How can councils discharge their duties to manage safety and
what will the role of the Accountable Person and the Building
Safety Manager mean for social landlords?
- What will be the role of the Building Safety Regulator and the
new interim Protection Board and how will this relate to the role
of the Regulator of Social Housing?
We will be looking in detail at these and other key questions
facing the sector at this crucial time. We have an exciting line up
of key speakers at this year's Chief Officer conference to help us
understand the issues and find solutions. Speakers include senior
officials from the Housing Regulator and the Housing Ombudsman and
we will hear from some of our colleagues on the practical responses
they are making to address these issues.
The ARCH/NFA Chief Officers' conference is the only national
conference dedicated to the role of the stock retained sector and
is aimed primarily at Directors of Housing and senior officers in
stock retained councils, providing a unique opportunity to network
with senior colleagues and get under the skin of housing policy and
what it means for the sector.
ARCH member councils are entitled to one free place at the Chief
Officers' Conference for each for each full fee-paying
A programme preview will be available shortly, but in the
meantime, you can book your place now.
Click here to book