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    CIH South West Conference and Exhibition 2016



    Day 1

    Keynote sessions

    What does the future of housing look like in the current environment

    Geraldine Howley, CIH president and chief executive, Incommunities

    Happy landings? How will housing association right to buy work and how are the pilots progressing?

    Emma Fraser, deputy director, Right to Buy and Affordable Housing. Department for Communities and Local Government

    Tony Quigley, director, Sovereign Housing

    Legal and practical update focusing on the links between where practice meets the law

    Michael Owen, partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

    Chris Grose, head of housing advisory services, Capsticks LLP

    Masterclass sessions

    Providing temporary accommodation: an opportunity to get it right

    Faye Greaves CIHCM, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing

    Nicola Forsdyke, housing needs lead, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council

    Rent Ready

    Chris Hancock, head of housing, Crisis

    Sarah Harding, housing coach, Crisis Skylight Merseyside

    Dealing with ASB - can you afford not to?

    Chris Grose, head of housing advisory services, Capsticks LLP

    Digital Housing

    Vanessa Gray-Locke, communications manager , Westward Housing Group

    Sarah Wigmore, assistant director of operations, Westward Housing Group

    Changing the face of Sheltered Housing

    Kieran Colgan, director of housing, Ark Housing Consultancy LLP

    Tim Power, head of housing management at Stroud District Council

    Day 2

    Keynote sessions

    Going local - how is devolution taking shape in the south west?

    Chris Garcia, chief executive, The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

    Allister Young, chief executive, Coastline Housing

    How do we build a million homes?

    Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive and director of policy and practice, Chartered Institute of Housing

    Mervyn Jones, head of housing consultancy, Savills

    Masterclass sessions

    Skills for the housing officer of the future

    Martin Haddelsey, learning and development officer, Chartered Institute of Housing

    Helping People in Cluttered Homes - it is never about the stuff!

    Matthew Morris, director of operations , Stepping Stones Community

    Leasehold and mix use estate management, top tips and legal advice

    Jonathan Hulley, partner and head of Housing and Asset Management Team, Clarke Willmott LLP


    Melanie Rees, head of policy, Chartered Institute of Housing

    Universal Credit

    Sam Lister, policy & practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing

    The future of social housing: what will services look like in 2026?

    Roy Irwin, strategic policy advisor, Mears Group


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