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Housing Management Conference - Running your Housing Association
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 09:00 – Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 16:30 BST
About the Conference
Many housing organisations now have specialised officers, dealing with specific duties.
Offering two great days of networking and learning, the SFHA Housing Management Conference has been organised to reflect the shifting focus of busy housing professionals, allowing your organisation to send the right person to the right sessions.
Benefits of Attending:
Delegates will get the chance to learn about key thinking and challenges relating to rent collection, including update’s on welfare reform and universal credit roll-out and tenancy sustainment. The conference sessions will also follow a strategic and operational streaming to allow delegates to get the most out of their time at the session, and to talk to peers about similar issues.
Is This For You?:
Day One will focus on safeguarding rental income and address issues faced by officers collecting rents and chasing tenant arrears.
Collecting Rent is not the only role of housing associations, but it is vital. If rent doesn’t come in, repairs can’t get done, homes can’t get allocated and new houses won’t get built. But changes to the welfare system and pressures on customers incomes is making rent collection more challenging than it has ever been. Over the course of Day 1, delegates will hear about the challenges and implications of latest welfare reforms as well as consider what skills and training and support will be required to not only safeguard rental income, but keep the social housing sector functioning.
Day Two will focus on sustainable tenancies and communities.
Housing associations play an important part in the communities they serve, and work hard to help create sustainable tenancies and communities. Housing officers are often in a privileged position to notice when people are experiencing difficulties and can signpost to relevant support agencies. Likewise, housing associations can be key partners in helping particular groups in getting a safe and secure home, helping individuals lead safe and secure lives. Over the course of Day 2, delegates will hear from a range of organisations representing a number of different groups where housing makes a difference, and how housing management staff can be supported in their role.
General housing officers will find both days enjoyable and useful, day one will be of particular interest to officers working in rent collection teams, while day two may be of interest to allocations and tenancy sustainment officers.
Costs and How to Book: The delegate fee starts at £219 for SFHA Members (£299 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments but why not attend both days for just £375 - a saving of £63.00. Send a different staff member to each day!
Overnight accommodation is not included this year as part of the conference, however rooms that suit your budget can be booked through Conference Care. Their reservations team can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02476 369 720.
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Book to attend both days of the conference for just £375 - a saving of £63.00.