On top of the live sessions, delegates will also have access to a series of pre-recorded sessions. Explore what's on offer in the library below.

How can smaller housing associations meet the net zero challenge?

  • The NHF’s project on decarbonisation for smaller housing associations and research into the tools needed to meet net zero.
  • Examining the different approaches to net zero carbon for smaller housing associations.
  • Ensuring decarbonisation is on your board’s radar.
  • How to get started and show leadership.

Speakers

  • Richard Lupo, Managing Director, SHIFT
  • Susan French, Chief Executive, Barnsbury Housing Association
  • Chair: Shaughan Dolan, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Viability, scalability and performance of MMC against competing strategic objectives

  • Demystifying MMC and understanding how feasible it is.
  • How might MMC fit in with my broader strategic objectives: energy efficiency, design problems and environmental challenges?
  • What are the risks for smaller providers and how can they be mitigated?

Speakers

  • Simon Cross, Director, Cast Consultancy
  • Trina Chakravarti, Project Director, Building Better
  • Chair: Marie Chadwick, Policy Leader, National Housing Federation

Educating and raising awareness on domestic abuse

  • Who is at risk and recognising it?
  • What is economic and financial abuse in domestic abuse cases?
  • What can be done if someone at risk is identified?
  • What support services are available?

Speakers

  • Gudrun Burnet, Chief Executive, Standing Together
  • Chair: Alison Inman, Board Member, Eastlight Community Homes and Co–founder of SHOUT

Working in partnership to help those at risk of homelessness

  • Building the business case for the social housing we need and accessing funding.
  • Providing training, help to access benefits and employment opportunities.
  • Ensuring the right support services for accommodation, homelessness prevention and complex needs are in place through collaborative working and long-term funding.

Speakers

  • Carolyn Howell MBE, Chief Executive, Solo Housing
  • Ed Tytherleigh, Director of Support and Housing, Centrepoint
  • Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils
  • Chair: Claudia Esseen-Jayes, Communications and Digital Manager, National Housing Federation

Case study: Sustainable, affordable, energy efficient schemes for smaller housing associations

  • Hastoe’s New- Build Standard.
  • How the standard helps in reducing carbon emissions.
  • Developments that minimise the impact on the environment.
  • Cost effective schemes.

Speakers

  • Ulrike Maccariello, Development Director, Hastoe Group
  • Chris Parsons, Board Member, Hastoe Group
  • Chair: Jordane Shaw, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

MORhomes and cheap, long-term finance for smaller housing associations

  • A lender created by the sector for the sector – housing associations are its shareholder.
  • Simple and speedy process – access to debt in a little over a month from a standing start.
  • Same margin for all borrower –  no surcharge for smaller housing associations.
  • No business financial covenants.
  • Cheap process – documentation and issue costs shared by MORhomes borrowers.

Speakers

  • Joseph Carr, Relationship Director, MORHomes
  • Chair: Jess Mullins, Head of Member Relations, National Housing Federation