PSD was one of the official sponsors of the Future of Social Housing
Conference 2016, hosted by Salford University, on 29th November
The Future of Social Housing conference boasted a variety of outstanding speakers from across the public, private and charity sectors, each handpicked for their expertise and achievements in their respective sectors. Presentations offered accurate insights into current hot topics where delegates had the opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes of a range of subject matters including:
- Private Rented Sector - Will the Housing and Planning Act 2016 improve the private rented sector, and at what impact on social housing stock?
- Welfare - How will Universal Credit affect both social housing tenants and social landlords?
- Right to buy - How will the government implement its “one-for-one basis” replacement of houses under this scheme for social housing?
Our Affordable Housing team attended a series of seminars on the day which tackled issues such as regeneration, funding, PRS, risk assessment and housing strategies. Between seminars the team had the opportunity to network with housing professionals and discuss the affordable housing sector as well as offer market advice.
The hot topic of the day was the continued need for more social and affordable housing, the barriers this sector faces and the ideal resolutions. The promotion of sustainable living and its evident benefits was also a common theme. A trend that seems to have formed amongst organisations which sees sustainable living as a necessity, rather than a 'nice to have'.
We would like to thank the University of Salford for the opportunity to be part of such an informative day, and the delegates who attended, for sharing their insights on the sector.
If you would like to know more about the issues raised at the conference or any subjects surrounding the sector, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel.