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Strategic Housing Month: Improving the relationship between health and housing

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 22 Apr 2021 10:30
  • End 22 Apr 2021 12:00


Strategic Housing Month: Improving the relationship between health and housing

Part of Strategic Housing Month

Virtual Workshop

One of the few positives to emerge from the pandemic has been the almost universal acknowledgement that decent housing is crucial for our health and the country’s recovery from Covid-19. It seems that housing and health professionals are becoming more aligned in their thinking (if not the language they use) and there is a willingness to collaborate.

This session will explore the role local authorities and housing associations can play in improving the nation’s health by working more strategically and focus on ways they can already get involved through initiatives such as the Better Care Fund and the NHS Long Term Plan for homelessness, substance misuse and mental health services. We will also examine the proposals set out in the recent Health and Social Care White Paper.

Confirmed speakers:

  • ChairEmma Lindley, Housing Strategy Lead Officer, Ashfield District Council and HQN associate
  • Keynote speaker: Peter Molyneux, Chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jason Lowe, Head of Independent & Supported Living, Beyond Housing.

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

Monday 19 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Delivering more homes through partnership working

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

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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