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
- Data analytics- what data matters to tenants and the regulator,
and the insight needed to make game-changing business
- Grenfell Tower inquiry- impact on fire safety, along with an
understanding of what a new building regulatory system will look
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by no later than 22 June.