The 2019 annual Chief Officer Conference will be held on
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December
2019 at Scarman House at the University of Warwick.
Following a very successful 2018 conference, arrangements are
already underway with our colleagues at the National Federation of
ALMOs (NFA) for this year's conference. 2019 is expected to be a
pivotal year for social housing as the Government prepares to
outline their response to consultations on the Social Housing Green
Paper and take forward plans to implement the recommendations of
Dame Judith Hackitt's report into building regulations and fire
safety in high rise residential buildings. Expectations on council
landlords and ALMOs from all quarters will be high. Following the
scrapping of HRA borrowing caps, the Government will expect
councils to deliver the promise of a "new generation of council
housing" and tenants will quite rightly expect greater
opportunities for involvement in decisions about their homes
including future investment.
The conference is unique in being aimed specifically at
Directors and Heads of Service in stock retained councils and ALMOs
with places for ARCH members offered on a buy one get one free
Further details of the conference programme and booking
arrangements will be announced nearer the date but in the meantime
make a note of the dates in your diaries.