In late 2020, the Shine a Light campaign released a new report – supporting people with mental health problems - looking at different approaches to help organisations raise their game when working with people who may have mental health problems.
In this session, organisations shared initiatives to better support the mental health of communities they work with, particularly through the very difficult past year, when housing providers have become more proactive.
The annual UK Housing Review is packed with data and analysis about the housing market, social housing, benefits and homelessness. ICIH and the Review’s main authors explored some of the main headlines and findings from across the year, and took a deep dive into issues such as how we deal with homelessness post-Covid, whether schemes to help first-time buyers are working, and whether the government’s housing investment plans will achieve their targets.
In this vrtual event we explored why compassion fatigue and the emotionally challenging work of front line housing is important for professionals, customers, and organisations as well as the scale of the issue and what can be done to address it.
This event raised important issues impacting the well-being of housing professionals and explored the scale and effects of compassion fatigue in the sector and discussed how we might address this. We looked at the frontline role in the context of the pandemic, and following a decade of austerity to discuss the issues impacting our profession.
The next Scottish Government is likely to legislate so that human rights are incorporated in Scots law. But what does that mean for the housing sector and to what extent is our sector delivering on the human rights of tenants and communities?
We heard what the introduction of new legislation incorporating economic, social and cultural rights into Scots law will mean in practice and discussed how ready is the sector for the changes coming.
You can learn more about the Back the Bill campaign, mentioned by Professor Hoffman at the event, by clicking here.
The Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute of Leadership & Management were proud to deliver their third Leadership Exchange.
Our speakers discussed what is on the horizon for our leaders of the future and what the world of work could (and should?) look like, providing evidence focussed insights based on sociological, geographical and economic research and data.
Kate Cooper, Head of research, policy & standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management, also shared TILMs recent research, offering insights into the varied experience of home working and how leaders and managers anticipate their organisations will change in the next 5-10 years.
View the Prezi created by our guest speaker Nick Atkin.
This virtual membership roadshow focussed on the newly introduced CIH professional standards and how it impacts you.
Areas of focus were:
With change on the horizon for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, set to classify its landlord arm as a mutual or co-operative, CIH Northern Ireland want to give our members the opportunity to play a central role in this conversation going forward.
As part of a wider series looking at this change, our speakers focused on previous social housing stock transfers, both successful and unsuccessful. We also took a closer look at the important role of tenant participation as part of this process and discussed past initiatives that we can learn from.
In addition, here is the film that Mike Owen played as part of his presentation Merthyr Valleys Homes building our mutual
Onward Homes and Stockport Homes shared their experience of working alongside residents to shape their services and make improvements to their business by listening to, and acting on resident feedback.
Areas of focus were:
With the Scottish Government set to launch its 20 year strategy for the housing sector we considered the implication of the plan on the profession, landlords and tenants. We heard how the strategy will impact housing professionals and the service provided for tenants and communities.
Speakers from across the sector considered how the plan meets the ambition set out in the vision, and what measures need to be put in place for the strategy to be realised.
Areas of focus were:
Additional resources - member-only briefing
This event was the final part of our 2020/21 Older people's virtual housing conference which was delivered in partnership with Erosh and sponsored by Alertacall.
The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we live and work and the sector has stepped-up in ways which have made a massive difference to the lives of older people, their families and carers. Whilst the pandemic continues, the issues the sector grappled with previously aren’t on pause.
In this session areas explored were:
In addition, here is the film that Andrew Burns played as part of his presentation Intergenerational choir.
Unfortunately we can't share the film 'Silver Stories' played by Elisabeth Carney-Haworth, as the music only has permission for live airing. However, if you are a housing provider who would like to know more about how you can get involved with Silver Stories, you can contact them via email or complete the contact form on the Silver Stories website.
Regulation will be changing and it is vital that the sector responds and prepares early for any changes. Our speakers set out the direction of travel for organisations, sharing their experiences plus an update from the Regulator for Social Housing, providing a glimpse into the future and the things that boards need to be preparing for now.
We heard from a range of speakers on this full day event dedicated to promoting different aspects of careers in housing.
Topics discussed included:
Additional resources to support National careers week can be viewed here:
This event was Part four of our 2020 virtual conference in partnership with Erosh and sponsored by Alertacall. We heard about the real challenges that remain around accessible and adaptable housing for older LGBT people and what support is out there.
Aspects expored were:
Employability programmes have significantly grown in importance in the UK and there has never been a more important time to provide opportunity for our communities to thrive during these extremely challenging times.
We heard from Homes for Lambeth about their experience and approach, lessons learned and listened to some of the interns and apprentices about why they chose this path and about their introduction to developing a career in housing.
This was the final of a seven part webinar series which drilled into more of the detail for each of the chapters in the recently published charter for social housing residents – the social housing white paper. Deji Ishola frm MHCLG and Sarah Davis from CIH provided an update on how government plan to increase the supply of good quality social homes and discused its proposals to support residents into home ownership.