Creating impact through Community Investment
For several years HACT has provided a forum for cutting edge thinking about community investment. Since our last series of seminars, the environment has changed significantly, both in terms of policies and available resources. Housing associations are reacting in different ways; variously reducing, rationalizing or refocusing their CI work. At the same time many communities in these challenging and post-Brexit times are under even more pressure. Re-focused and new responses are needed from agencies across all sectors. In conjunction with our Community Investment partner SRC, we are now running a new series of five seminars to bring the latest developments, thinking and practice to housing providers.
Second seminar – Working with communities under pressure
This seminar will look at how housing providers can play their part in addressing tough issues like disaffection and alienation, community cohesion, multiple deprivation and poverty. We will hear from cutting edge practitioners and from social commentators on the changes in society that are affecting the way in which people think and act. We will learn how community interactions are changing, the growing role of social media and the increased availability of data. We will examine the resourcing of community investment and the comparative impact of personalised and community-wide approaches. Attendees will also have the chance to share their organisations’ experience.
Confirmed speakers include Alice Evans from the Lankelly Chase Foundation, on recent research undertaken by the Foundation on the subject of people facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage; and Professor Harris Beider of Coventry University, a leading authority here and in the USA, on latest issues in the field of community cohesion and resilience.
Who is this event for?
This event is aimed at senior and middle managers responsible for community investment. It may also be useful for other staff, board members and partner agencies keen to keep up to date and network with community investment professionals.
£200 per person plus Eventbrite fees. Payment can be made with a credit or debit card, or you can select to pay by invoice by choosing this option in the payments section.
If you book on to three or more of these seminars, you are entitled to attend an additional seminar session or bring along a colleague to one of your chosen seminars for free.
Other events in the Creating Impact Through Community Investment series: