The context for housing and building maintenance services continues to develop at a rapid pace. The range of topics which impact on local authority services is vast whilst the need for managers to keep abreast of developments in order to provide a tenant centred service remains key.
This seminar will look at a number of these key themes whilst balancing strategic and operational topics. The supply of housing is a topic which continues to have a high profile following the general election. There will be presentations from local authorities who have established innovative ways of encouraging development for the benefit of the local population. There will also be a presentation on new approaches to bring empty properties back into use.
Speakers will be predominantly from local authorities and ALMOs all of whom have experience and expertise of service delivery in difficult times and of managing change. The popular approach of concentrating on case studies will continue and the description of how issues are addressed within specific organisations by managers with similar experience and responsibilities to the audience will remain as an appropriate method of interaction between the speaker and audience.
Speaker: Mo Baines, APSE, Head of Communication and Coordination
Speaker: Elizabeth Wood, Walker Morris
Speaker: Tony Mousdale , Empty Homes Manager, Liverpool City Council
Speaker: Madeleine Bell, Head of Housing and Property, Harrogate Borough Council
Speaker: Colin McInnes, APSE Solutions Associate
Speaker: Jon Andrews, Planned Works Manager, Housing Leeds, Leeds City Council
Speaker: Clive Skidmore, Head of Housing Development, Birmingham City Council
Speaker: Ray Noble, WeLink Energy
Speaker: Willie O’Brien, Building Services Co-ordinator, South Lanarkshire Council
Speaker: Kevin Winship, Gas Safe