The Temporary Accommodation squeeze
About the event
Managing Temporary Accommodation effectively is a critical part of any homelessness and housing options service. There are so many components that a local authority needs to get right as placement decisions can have a significant impact on families and their children’s lives - affecting everything from their health, educational achievement, their emotional well-being and overall life chances.
Due to the Government announcing national caps on LHA, the changes could mean thousands of families having to leave their homes or live in overcrowded conditions, causing rising volume of repossessions and empty homes. The consequences of future housing benefit changes will impact on many residents and also other public services as households will be forced to move out of their home to a cheaper area of the country, which will play a huge burden on public services, like schools and councils.
Sky-rocketing rents are forcing councils to look further and further afield, particular to cheaper boroughs. Out-of-borough temporary accommodation, often at a distance from previous support networks or involving frequent moves, can lead to individuals and families falling through the net. The event will also examine the changes to the TA subsidy and the potential impacts this could have on the most vulnerable.
This event will showcase the potential impacts temporary accommodation placements can have on young people, discuss how we can work together to safeguard children and provide examples on how housing organisations can monitor all young people in temporary accommodation. You will also be able to hear about Newham’s Local Space programme which uses private finance to buy and refurbish homes to use as good quality temporary accommodation for homeless people.
6 reasons not to miss this event
- Latest research and practice: receive an update on the temporary accommodation subsidy and hear about the Welfare Reforms and the possible impacts this could cause to the most vulnerable
- Understand: gain a clear understanding of the potential benefits of joint working to meet local accommodation and support needs to help safeguard young people
- Knowledge & information: Learn from credible and influential high profile speakers, leading housing professionals and practitioners
- Engage in discussion: express your thoughts on the changes to temporary accommodation placements and find possible solutions to the problems facing your organisations
- Debrief Paper: Receive a full and concise debrief summary report after the event
- Stay networked: An excellent opportunity to network with fellow housing professionals
Comments from previous CIH event delegates
“Excellent productive day”
“Event was well put together all topics were really relevant and informative”
“Fantastic presentations very well put together and well presented”
Who should attendThis event is for managers and front line staff in local authorities, housing associations and those working in the voluntary sector dealing with homelessness strategies and temporary accommodation. This event will also be of value to housing advice staff and people from specialist organisations working with young people.
Discounted CIH Member Rate £230 +VAT
Delegate Rate £260 +VAT
CIH Student Rate* £75 +VAT
Private Sector Rate £350 +VAT
*the delegate must be a CIH student with current CIH membership
The delegate price includes a comprehensive delegate pack, debrief summary report, all refreshments and lunch. You can earn up to 4 hours towards your CIH Continuing Professional Development
Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking
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The CIH contact at the event will be Jodie Willis. She will be available at the registration desk throughout the event to help with any enquiries or problems.
Please contact us on 02476 851 722 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries