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Strategic Housing Month: Delivering more homes through partnership working

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 19 Apr 2021 10:30
  • End 19 Apr 2021 12:30


Strategic Housing Month: Delivering more homes through partnership working

Part of Strategic Housing Month

Virtual Workshop

The government has given local authorities an opportunity to step up their housebuilding activities by making funding available to them through the £12 billion Affordable Homes programme.

The Homes England scheme will allow councils and council-led strategic partnerships to bid for a grant of up to £150 million. But joint ventures and strategic partnerships are relationships built on trust and local authorities need to get a handle on new delivery vehicles and increasingly complex business models. This session will provide an overview of the current housebuilding landscape and help councils and their partners understand the various routes of delivery available to them.

Confrimed speakers:

  • Chair: Emma Lindley, Housing Strategy Lead Officer, Ashfield District Council and HQN associate
  • Keynote speaker: Paul Smith, CEO, Elim Housing Association and former cabinet member for housing, Bristol City Council
  • Alastair Pollock, Strategy Co-ordinator, Essex Developers Group and South Essex Housing Group
  • Mike Shepherd, Director of New Business and Development, VIVID.

Other sessions for the Strategic workshops will include:

Thursday 15 April 10.30am–13.00pm – The state of the nation – prospects for housing, local authorities and the outlook for the wider UK economy

Tuesday 20 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Strategies for PRS housing

Wednesday 21 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Strategic thinking in turbulent times

Wednesday 21 April 1.30pm–3pm – Planning White Paper update

Thursday 22 April 10.30am–12pm – Improving the relationship between health and housing

Friday 23 April 10.00am12pm  Moving away from choice-based lettings and improving the customer experience

Friday 23 April 1.30pm–3.30pm – New approaches to tackling homelessness

Tuesday 27 April 10.30am–12pm – The journey to zero carbon

Friday 30 April 10.30am–12pm – The Strategic Housing Unconference

Tuesday 8 June 10.30am–12pm – Mayoral elections and future of city/sub-regions

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Full month price:

Book all sessions on the Strategic workshops for the reduced price of:

Full price: £550*
Members of any HQN network: £350*

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Full price: £100*
Members of any HQN network: £80*

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