As the sector comes together to get to grips with the ‘new normal’ after the COVID-19 pandemic, this session looks at the road to recovery from an economic and political standpoint. Ahead of the Scottish parliament election scheduled for next year, the session will explore the direction of the Scottish social housing sector.
This session will provide a regulatory update on data and reporting, treasury management and governance, as well as insights from the Scottish Housing Regulator’s recent work with registered social landlords.
This session will focus on creating a strategy to survive and stay robust in the current climate. It will explore the sector’s current priorities and what immediate actions can be taken – looking at new ways of working and key areas of focus such as homelessness, rent affordability, delivering core services and the new build agenda.
Following the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ creation of the Social Housing Financial Resilience Forum, this session will explore how registered social landlords are protecting and strengthening their liquidity positions, adapting their treasury strategies, stress-testing and mitigating risk in key areas affecting their income, and help them identify what they need from their lenders.
Scotland’s target to deliver 50,000 affordable homes has been derailed by the COVID-19 crisis and the construction sector is facing major challenges. Where next with housebuilding? In this session, we will hear from speakers about their plans to deliver the right homes in the right places. They will cover everything from addressing homelessness and meeting sustainability targets, to partnership working with house builders, to the impact of coronavirus on supply chains and the forthcoming recession.
How will social and affordable housing be funded in the future? And what do housing associations and councils need to do to make the investment case? This session will look at the public and private funding options for the sector, from central grant to the debt capital markets, and the growing environmental, social and governance movement.
In this final discussion, sector leaders will come together to share their experiences and best practice on partnerships and operational collaboration across the green agenda, health and safety, compliance, digital, and innovative ways of working – all with a view to finding the financial and operational capacity required to deliver more for their tenants and communities.
Wrekin Housing Trust
"A good, concentrated opportunity to catch up on key topics in the sector and make contact with colleagues.">
"A good and varied selection of speakers and topics"
“Happy with the short sharp presentations and sessions - there is certainly a lot packed into the day"