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Chief Officers' Conference 2018 – Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd November 07/06/2018 Labelled as Development, Legislation, Regulation

The 2018 Chief Officers' conference is being held at Scarman House, University of Warwick.


ARCH and the NFA are again bringing together senior colleagues in both stock retained councils and ALMOS to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future vision for social housing.


2018 promises to be a big year for social housing. With the Public Inquiry into the tragic events at Grenfell Tower now under way and the Government's Social Housing Green Paper promising a "wide ranging, top to bottom review of the issues facing the sector" there will be lots to consider.


We're currently working on pulling together a programme that will provide ample opportunities for discussion, debate and networking, along with a place to think differently.

Here are some of the topics we're considering including in our 2018 conference programme:


  • Big picture / oversight- exploring external factors and risks to the UK economy, along with the political landscape post Brexit


  • Data analytics- what data matters to tenants and the regulator, and the insight needed to make game-changing business decisions


  • Grenfell Tower inquiry- impact on fire safety, along with an understanding of what a new building regulatory system will look like


  • Hackitt Report- exploring the impact and implications for the future of fire and health and safety management for landlords


  • Housing management- considering the future of housing management and the balance between self-service digital platforms and patch sizes


  • New build- how LA's/ALMOs can access AHP funding and local housing companies, using RTB receipts etc...


  • Regional government and impact of devolution- considering the differences between those LA/ALMOs with a devolved administration and those without


  • Resident engagement- will we have a national Commissioner for Social Housing residents? exploring best practice


  • Social Housing Green Paper- implications of the Green paper, expected to be launched by the end of July 2018


  • Social Housing regulation- discussing consumer regulation and any recommendations from the Social Housing Green Paper


  • Supporting People- the impact of future funding arrangements for supporting people


  • The CIH's 'Rethinking Social Housing' project- which aims to help shape the future of social housing


We'd welcome your thoughts on these topics, along with any additional suggestions you may have for sessions you would like to see included in this year's programme.


Please send your thoughts and suggestions to ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby by no later than 22 June.

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