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APSE Scotland Building and Housing seminar 2020

APSE Scotland Building and Housing seminar 2020

Building and maintaining better, safer and sustainable communities

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February 2020

Dunblane Hydro, Perthshire

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About the event

The setting of building maintenance and housing services continues to develop and change at a fast pace. APSE’s 2019 joint publication with the TCPA “Housing for a fairer society: The role of councils in ensuring stronger societies” sets out recommendations for Governments to enable councils to deliver more and better homes of all tenures. As well as this, local authorities continue to face ongoing budget pressures and other big policy issues which make the challenges our important services face even more difficult to overcome. Specifically, this conference will provide the opportunity for delegates to pose their questions on current and future challenges for local authorities in terms of the affordable housing targets and climate change emergency as well as other related building and housing issues to an expert panel of Chief Executives and Elected Members. During the event we will also look at how local authorities are helping to meet the ambitious affordable homes targets, with presentations on implementing Housing Asset Management Frameworks and discussing “Deep retrofit” and the whole house approach. As well as this we will be looking at the importance of safeguarding our workforce and communities with presentations on suicide prevention and meeting the challenges of changing community risk. In addition, we will be looking at health and safety training with presentations on face-fit testing and the advantages of providing training in-house. Finally, we will have our building maintenance and housing clinic which provides colleagues attending the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues which are affecting their service areas. This year we will be making this session even more interactive with a Virtual Reality Health & Safety training demonstration from Jacobs, with colleagues invited to try out the virtual reality training for themselves.


Exhibiting at the event

Information on exhibiting at the event can be found in the Exhibition and Sponsorship guide and the online booking form is available by clicking here.



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Seminar Title: APSE Scotland Building and Housing Seminar 2020

Seminar Date:  6-7 February 2020

Your Details

Delegate Information

Delegate 1

Accommodation Required:

  6th February
Delegate 2

Accommodation Required:

  6th February
Delegate 3

Accommodation Required:

  6th February

Payment information 

What’s included: The delegate place covers attendance, delegate documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Dinner is also included within the accommodation package. Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee - please see below.
Full seminar attendance
APSE Member: £219
APSE Member Special Offer: £50 for one morning or afternoon only seminar place for every two full paying delegates (Please note their name/s in the Special Requirements / Information box at the bottom of the page.
Non member/Commercial organisations: Contact us at 01698 459051 or Lmcnab@apse.org.uk for rates

Accommodation rates

Thursday 6 February (1 night B+B subsidised by APSE) = Single £70, Sharing £50 per person

All accommodation costs and personal charges incurred at the hotel are payable
upon departure.

Please note that all hotel bookings at this event must be reserved via APSE as the hotel will
not accept any direct bookings at the above special rate.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by post, email to Lmcnab@apse.org.uk or fax to 01698 200316. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee.  No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid.  The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.


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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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