08:30

Registration & Exhibition Viewing

09:25

Official Opening of Exhibition

Amanda Britain,
Chair of CIH Scotland

09:45

Keynote

Welcome to the Festival

Amanda Britain,
Chair of CIH Scotland

Ministerial Address

Chair: Amanda Britain, Chair of CIH Scotland

Room: Main Stage, Lomond Suite

 

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Kevin Stewart MSP,
Minister for Local Government & Housing

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Everyday Leadership

Peter Housden, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, will bring his unique insights into leadership in times of change and uncertainty. Peter believes that however you are active in your community and in public service, your task and opportunity is to lead. Engaging and inspiring others by your example, speaking truth to power and nurturing your own creativity and resilience. How is this done and what are the messages for organisations, large and small?

Chair: Amanda Britain, Chair of CIH Scotland

Room: Main Stage, Lomond Suite
Supported by
  

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Sir Peter Housden,
former Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

11:00

Refreshments

11:30

Breakout Sessions

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The Planning Review: outcomes for a better future?

2017 is a pivotal year for planning in Scotland. Following extensive engagement with key stakeholders, the Scottish Government published its consultation paper on the future of the Scottish planning system in January with a Planning Bill due to follow later this year. What is likely to be in the draft legislation and will it ‘solve’ Scotland’s planning issues?

Craig Maclaren and Petra Biberbach will take you through the proposals set out in the consultation and discuss whether these will deliver the best outcomes for communities and for housing.

Chair: Jim Hayton, CIH Scotland Board Member 

Room: Alsh

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Petra Biberbach,
Chief Executive, PAS
Craig McLaren,
Director, RTPI

 

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Building a better PRS

A range of measures have been introduced in the last few years with the aim of improving conditions in the PRS. This session will explore the Scottish Government’s vision for the PRS and how some of the new tools are being put to use by Glasgow City Council.

Chair: Mike Campbell, CIH Scotland Board Member 

Room: Boisdale

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Patrick Flynn,
Head of Housing, Glasgow City Council
Linda Leslie,
Head of PRS, Scottish Government

 

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Welfare Reform Masterclass

Welfare reform measures continue to change the shape of service provision across the UK. This session will look specifically at the impact of introducing Local Housing Allowance to the social rented sector.

Chair: Ashley Campbell, Policy & Practice Manager, CIH Scotland 

Room: Carron
Supported by

 
Peter Meehan,
Independent Benefits Advisor

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An energy efficient future – more than just technology

Utilising the latest technology is a great tool in improving energy efficiency in our homes and for tackling fuel poverty. However, recent studies carried out by Changeworks show that new technology alone won’t solve the problem. The session examines the need for a shift in household behaviour if Scotland is to hit its ambitious energy targets and end fuel poverty more quickly and effectively.

Room: Dochart

  
Ian Smith,
Head of Consultancy,
Changeworks
Keith Anderson,
CIH,
Governing Board Member

 

12:30

Lunch

12:30

CIH Members Lunch

We invite CIH members to join us for an informal lunch hosted by CIH President Julie Fadden. Julie will talk on ‘Inspiring Leadership’ and discuss her housing journey with members.

Room: Seminar Suite

 
Julie Fadden,
President, CIH

13:40

Debate

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Rip it up and start again? The future of social security

While the Scottish Government is working to mitigate UK Government welfare reform measures and make use of new powers to establish a new social security system for Scotland based on the existing framework, others are questioning the very foundations that our social security system is built on. The concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not a new one and it has been tried before in a variety of models. At its core, UBI provides an unconditional minimum income for citizens replacing traditional means tested benefits. A basic income for some citizens is currently being trialled in Finland and proposals are underway to pilot the concept in Scotland. This session explores the pros and cons of UBI and the practicalities of delivering it.

Chair: TBC

Room: Main Stage, Lomond Suite
supported by

Paul Vaugh,
Head of
Community &
Corporate
Development
Fife Council
Iain Macwhirter,
Writer &
Broadcaster
Paul Spicker,
Emeritus Professor 
of
Public Policy,
Robert Gordon
University
Siobhan Mathers,
Advisory Board
Member,
Reform Scotland

13:40

Plenary

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Homes for the Future

The Scottish Government has committed to delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the course of this Parliament. This ambitious target is not without challenges but it does provide us with an opportunity to influence what these 50,000 new homes should look like. This session will explore different options for the delivery of new affordable housing.

Chair: Malcolm Fraser, Director, Halliday Fraser Munro

Room: Alsh

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Malcolm Fraser,
Director,
Halliday Fraser Munro
Maria Brenton,
UK Cohousing Network,
Senior Cohousing Ambassador
Josh Littlejohn MBE,
CEO and Co-Founder,
Social Bite
Callum Murray,
Managing Director,
CCG

 

14:40

Refreshments

15:10

Keynote

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Does Scotland Add up Post 2016?

Russell Gunson brings the perspective of an independent think tank to the very live issues we are facing in 2017. Brexit, the prospect of a second independence referendum and a big debate on Scotland’s future inside or outside of the EU, set the context and climate for the work of the housing sector. Can we attract the investment needed to increase housing supply in such a time of uncertainty? What will be the impact of devolved powers on the economic and political landscape? Hear from an independent expert.

Chair: Annie Mauger, Executive Director, Devolved Nations, CIH

Room: Main Stage, Lomond Suite
Supported by

Russell Gunson,
Director, IPPR

16:00

Breakout Sessions

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The Big Land Dilemma

Half of Scotland is owned by just 500 people – a fact that has prompted much debate about access to and ownership of land and how this relates to issues such as housing supply, personal wealth and taxation. These issues have recently driven the introduction of a new Land Reform Act. This session explores whether land reform has gone far enough to make a real difference or whether more still needs to be done.

Chair: Helen Forsyth, CIH Scotland Board Member

Room: Alsh

 

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Prof Ken Gibb,
Professor of Housing Economics,
University of Glasgow
and Director, Policy Scotland

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How is the Charter Contributing?

The Scottish Government recently consulted widely on its review of the Scottish Social Housing Charter. What difference is the Charter making towards the improvement of housing services? And has it encouraged increased tenant scrutiny of services? This session examines the impact of the Charter from the perspective of the Scottish Government, landlords and tenants.

Chair: Marian Reid, Deputy Director, CIH Scotland 

Room: Boisdale

Anne Cook, Head of Social
Housing Services Team –
Better Homes Divison,
Scottish Government
Joliane Philip,
Customer Services Manager,
Link Housing Association
Ltd
Elsie Boyce,
Tenant Scrutiny Panel Member,
Link Housing Association
Ltd
Shona Gorman,
Tenant Scrutiny Panel Member,
Link Housing Association
Ltd

 

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Will it Stand up in Court? – your guide to court proceedings

Going to court can be a stressful experience in a new environment for both tenants and housing professionals. This session features an interactive guide to court proceedings in Scotland. Legal eagles TC Young will explore a number of realistic scenarios in a life-like courtroom which will aid your understanding of the court room process.

Room: Carron
Supported by

Andrew Cowan, Partner, TC YoungJim Bauld, Partner, TC YoungAlastair McKendrick, Associate, TC YoungClaire Mullen, Solicitor, TC Young

 

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Smart Homes, Smart Futures

Albyn Housing Society are bringing disruptive innovation to the housing sector by developing a completely new breed of “connected” and adaptable social housing. This session will share the key lessons learned in this ambitious project, explain the wide ranging benefits to their organisation, tenants, and partner organisations alike. Speakers will give an insight into what homes of the future might look like, as well as exploring the many challenges of this project and how the were overcome.

Room: Dochart

Lucy Fraser,
Head of Innovation,
Albyn Housing Association
Prof Angus Watson,
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Director of Research & Development,
NHS Highland
Matt Stevenson,
CEO,
Carbon Dynamics

 

17:00

Close of Conference

17:00 – 17:45

Exhibition Drinks Reception

19:20

Lord Provosts Drinks Reception

Before dinner we are delighted to host a drinks reception with the Lord Provost’s Office.

20:00

Conference Dinner

This year’s dinner will take place at the stunning Radisson Blu Hotel, Argyll Street, Glasgow. Guests will enjoy a 3-course dinner with wine in a relaxed environment. Details of the evenings entertainment will be announced soon!

Programme may be subject to change, without prior notice.