Monday 21st January 2013, Cardiff
Sandy Mewies AM, Chair, Cross Party Group on Housing, National Assembly for Wales
With the Government's plans to reform social housing, the introduction of the first ever Welsh Housing Act 2013 illustrates their commitment to restructure and improve provision of social housing across Wales.
Capita's Housing Reform Wales Conference gives delegates an in-depth insight into key policy developments and practical guidance on the proposals set out in the Homes for Wales – A White Paper for Better Lives and Communities. Including, increasing the supply of affordable homes, improving the quality of local housing and eradicating family homelessness.
Hear from expert policy makers and best practice case studies from central and local government, housing associations, ALMOs and tenant groups.
Our Expert Speakers include:
· John Howells, Director, Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Welsh Government
· Ann Jones AM, Chair, Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee, National Assembly for Wales
· John Puzey, Director, Shelter Cymru
· Chris O’Meara, Chief Executive, Cadwyn Housing Association
· Darshan Matheroo, Head of Regulation, Welsh Government
· Robin Staines, Head of Housing Services, Carmarthenshire County Council
· Peter McHugh, Head of Housing, Denbighshire County Council
· Bethan Jones, Operational Manager for Public Protection and Private Sector Housing, Cardiff County Council
Benefits of Attending
· Hear the key developments from the Governments' Homes for Wales White Paper and hear the progress made on the Governments' imminent publication of their second White Paper: Renting Homes
· Understand how to deliver better outcomes in tackling family homelessness
· Discover the benefits of cooperative housing solutions in meeting the demand for affordable housing
· Take away innovative solutions to meet the Welsh Housing Quality Standard and learn how to build a strong business case which delivers value for money
· Find out how to reduce the number of empty homes through the Houses into Homes scheme
· Realise the potential of Wales’ empty homes stock through collaboration with the private rented sector
· Learn how to meet performance standards and ensure the delivery of quality homes through the Housing Association Regulatory Assessment procedure
· Examine the impacts of the implementation of Universal Credit and direct payments
Contact: Fran Langham 0207 960 7751 fran.langham@