18 May 2021




11:00 - 12:30

A step-by-step guide to developing a new furnished tenancy (FT) scheme

Understand all the opportunities and challenges, including benefits to tenants and benefits to your organisation.

Why attend?

The challenges of creating a new scheme are daunting, but furnished tenancy schemes have been proven to be essential in supporting people to sustain a home. End Furniture Poverty has worked across the UK to understand how to create a sustainable FT scheme, from an operational, financial, and social value perspective.

They will also share insights gathered from speaking to tenants who have live-in furnished tenancies, and those living in furniture poverty.

This event brings together best practice from existing schemes with advice and support covering everything you need to know to launch an FT scheme.

What will you learn?

  • What should be considered when preparing an FT business case
  • Staffing requirements for an FT scheme
  • Understanding the costs involved and the service charge eligibility
  • Understanding tenants' furniture needs

Who should get involved?

  • Local authorities and housing associations
  • Chief executives, directors/department heads, managers, board members, policy leads

This webinar applies to all UK regions.

Your speakers

  • Claire Donovan, Campaigns manager, End Furniture Poverty
  • Ian Fyfe, furnished Tenancies manager, Torus 

Your chair

  • Alexandra Gibson, Policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
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Standard rate Free N/A

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