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At a crossroads: Building foundations for healthy communities

APSE Housing Online Seminar 

1 and 2 October 2020

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This event is kindly sponsored by:


At a crossroads: Building foundations for healthy communities
Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, APSE

The role of housing in enhancing wellbeing
Joanne Smithson, Local Government and Health Sector Lead, What Works Centre for Wellbeing

The sustainable housing offering in the City of Edinburgh
Tricia Hill, Development and Regeneration Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

Bristol’s COVID-19 Recovery
Julian Higson, Director Housing and Landlord Services, Bristol City Council

Increasing offsite construction of Affordable Housing in Scotland: A Government Report and Next Steps
Andrew Nurse, Innovation Manager, Construction Scotland – Innovation Centre, and Mark Turley, Scottish Government

Has COVID-19 ended street homelessness?
Emma Lindley, Housing Strategic Lead, Ashfield District Council

Creating a lasting legacy through regeneration
Scott Masterman, New Build Manager, North Kesteven District Council

Creating safer environments for tenants
Tony Boyle, Regional Specification Manager – Scotland Central, Aico


Tackling the issue of empty homes
Kathryn Irvine, Senior Housing Development Officer and Karen Rae, Empty Homes Officer, West Dunbartonshire Council

Healthy Homes Dorset
Jon Bird, Healthy Home Programme Manager, Dorset Council


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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