08:45

Registration & Exhibition Viewing

Keynote

09:30

Welcome to day two

Room: Main Stage: Lomond Suite

Amanda Britain,
Chair of CIH Scotland

 09:35

CIH Address

Chair: Amanda Britain, Chair of CIH Scotland

Room: Main Stage: Lomond Suite

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Terrie Alafat CBE,
Chief Executive, CIH

 

 09:50

Live
LIVE

Housing First in Finland: new approaches to homelessness

Juah Kaakinen comes to share experiences from Finland and new ways to address homelessness through the Housing First approach. He believes that people who are homeless need a home first and other needs and challenges that they have can be addressed once they are in stable housing. He will share how this approach is reducing homelessness and changing lives in Finland.

Chair: Amanda Britain, Chair of CIH Scotland

Room: Main Stage: Lomond Suite
Supported by

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Juha Kaakinen,
Chief Executive, Y-Foundation

10:40

Breakout Sessions

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BUILD

Mid-Market Rent: who is it for?

MMR is a growing tenure providing an alternative housing option for more households every year, most of whom are single people or couples with fairly average incomes. But do members of the public really know what MMR is? And do organisations really know what their strategic objectives are when they decide to develop MMR?

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

Room: Alsh

 
Anna Evans,
Director,
Indigo House Group
Lorna Wilson,
Research and Development
Manager,
Wheatley Group

 

Live
LIVE

Housing and Dementia Pathways

Arneil Johnston was commissioned by CIH Scotland in 2016 to carry out research into how we can improve the links between housing organisations and partners in health, social care and the third sector. The work included a specific emphasis on the role of housing practitioners in meeting the needs of those living with dementia.

Chair: Marian Reid, Deputy Director CIH Scotland

Room : Boisdale

Donna Milton,
Managing Director,
Arneil Johnston
Lynn Armstrong,
Housing Officer,
Queens Cross Housing Association

 

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GROW

Foundations for Wellbeing: reconnecting public health and housing

Good housing is an essential pre-requisite for human wellbeing, and is central to some of the most pressing health challenges in Scotland. Long-standing interests and new developments have combined to create an ideal window of opportunity for a reconnection between public health and housing.
The ScotPHN report aims to act as a practical guide to support joint working and to realise the potential contribution of good housing to improving health and reducing inequalities. The discussion session will provide an overview, and an opportunity for discussion, of the report and NHS Health Scotland’s developing work programme on housing.

Co-Chairs: Gerry McLaughlin, Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland,
Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Sciences, NHS Health Scotland and Chair of Scottish Directors of Public Health

Room: Carron
Supported by

 
Dr Tim Patterson,
Interim Joint Director of Public Health,
NHS Borders
Emily Tweed,
Specialist Registrar,
NGS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
and ScottishPublic Health Network
Neil Hamlet,
Consultant in Public Health Medicine,
NHS Fife and NHS Health Scotland

 

Change
CHANGE

Down the Rabbit Hole: a journey to digital self service

ELHA’s adventures have uncovered a whole new self-service wonderland, where everything is the same, just different, that’s all. In this session delegates will find out more about the weird and the wonderful, but hopefully without the riddles. See if it inspires you to set off on some adventures of your own.

Chair: Bryony Willett, CIH Scotland Board Member

Room: Dochart

 
Martin Pollhammer,
Chief Executive, ELHA

11:40

Refreshments

12:10

Debate

Grow
GROW

Is big really better?

The Scottish Government’s new supply funding and targets have highlighted issues about capacity to deliver and economies of scale. Who is best placed to deliver? We have witnessed a number of attempts to merge in England without great success. Is our model right? Does the relative size of organisations as a whole impact on services for tenants and the overall wellbeing of the sector? Is big really better?

Chair: Gavin Smart. Deputy Chief Executive, CIH

Room: Main Stage: Lomond Suite

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David Bookbinder,
Director,
GWSF
John McMorrow,
Director, Easthall Park Housing Co-operative
Hazel Young,
Managing Director, Dunedin Canmore
Richard Jennings, Managing Director,
Castle Rock Edinvar
Susan McDonald, Partner,
HBJ Gateley

12:10

Plenary

Live
LIVE

Why haven’t we solved homelessness yet?

We still have 28,000 homeless households in Scotland. Rough sleeping is increasing. Is Housing Options doing what it designed to do? How can the whole sector come together to create change? An expert panel will discuss different approaches to homelessness.

Chair: Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, CIH

Room: Alsh

 

Adam Lang, Head of
Communications & Policy,
Shelter Scotland
Ligia Teixeira,
Head of Research & Evaluation
Crisis 
Tony Cain, Policy Manager,
ALACHO
Marion Gibbs,
Homelessness Team Leader,
Scottish Government

 

13:10

Lunch

14:20

Breakout Sessions

Live
LIVE

Square Pegs & Round Holes: fresh approaches to meet the needs of service users

A proportion of people who become homelessness will have complex needs and may struggle when dealing with statutory services. Are the systems we have in place to assist people who are homeless as person centred as we want them to be? Or do they create further obstacles for the most vulnerable? This session will discuss the latest thinking and question current approaches.

Chair: Esther Wilson, Vice Chair, CIH Scotland 

Room: Boisdale

Dr Adam Burley,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian & City of Edinburgh Council
Rob Strachan,
Divisional Head Strategy, Planning & Partnerships, Scottish Prison Service

 

Grow
GROW

Housing’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

Refugees and asylum seekers come to Scotland from across the world and make great contributions to our cultural diversity. With growing refugee crises around the world and commitment to resettle more refugees in Scotland, housing professionals need to increase their focus on this challenging issue. In this session, representatives from Aberdeenshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council will share their experiences and approaches to supporting refugees to settle in their communities.

Chair: Jamie Stewart, Housing Development Officer, Scottish Refugee Council

Room: Carron
Supported by

Katie Mclean, Syrian
New Scots
Resettlement
coordinator
Jonathan Smith,
Local Regeneration
Manager,
North Lanarkshire
Council
David Dymock, Area
Housing Manager,
North Lanarkshire
Council 

 

Change
CHANGE

Energy Efficiency: the latest innovations

The Scottish Government has made a clear commitment to improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes and buildings by designating energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority and including plans for a Warm Homes Bill in the Programme for Government. However, with constantly evolving products, techniques and technologies, what do the energy efficiency measures of the future look like? This session will explore examples of innovation in energy efficiency from Scotland and further afield.

Chair: Gordon Campbell, CIH Scotland Board Member

Room: Dochart

 
Claus Gade,
Partner, Nova5
Neil McDougall,
Project Consultant,
West Dunbartonshire Council

15:20

Refreshments

15:45

Keynote

Live
LIVE

Housing is a Human Right

Judith Robertson, Chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission, said: “When talking of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt stressed that human rights must have meaning in the ‘small places, close to home’.” Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights is taking international human rights standards and supporting people to apply them in their everyday lives – realising the right to housing, the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to health. Judith Robertson will talk about how the Commission has been working in housing to support communities and put principle into practice.

Chair: Amanda Britain, Chair, CIH Scotland

Room: Main Stage: Lomond Suite
Supported by

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Judith Robertson,
Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission

16:30

Close of Conference

Programme may be subject to change, without prior notice.