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Join us in June as UK Nations share insights on social housing

6 & 7 June, Radisson Blu, Glasgow

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Representatives from all four UK housing federations will gather at SFHA’s Annual Conference on 6 & 7 June to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their respective social housing systems, and the opportunities for collaboration.  

This unique session will provide a valuable opportunity to learn from each other and to develop new ideas for improving social housing in the UK. 

There is just one week left until bookings close. 

Book your ticket now before it's too late!

This years inspiring speakers include:

Lucy Grove
Head of External Affairs, National Housing Federation

Lucy Grove is the Head of External Affairs at the National Housing Federation where she has worked for almost a decade now. Lucy’s role covers public affairs, media and campaigns, and she is currently driving forward the organisation’s plans for the next general election.

Patrick Thompson
Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations

Patrick is the Deputy Chief Executive at the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) and has been with NIFHA since 2018 where he leads on policy areas such as Housing Management, Care and Support, Energy and Welfare Reform on which he successfully campaigned with the sector to see “bedroom tax” mitigations extended in Northern Ireland.  

Rhea Stevens 
Head of Policy and External Affairs at Community Housing Cymru (CHC)

Rhea has worked in Welsh policy and public affairs for over 12 years.
Hear Rhea speak at breakout session A4 on day 1.



Housing at Scotland's heart 

SFHA’s Annual Conference 2023 will spotlight the incredible work of the housing sector, inspire new ideas and create opportunities to collaborate.

Programme highlights include:  

  • Working towards an end to homelessness  
  • Investing in the future (teaching students about housing)  
  • Helping communities thrive  
  • Engaging the public on net zero  

Inspire: free delegate places for young people 

Inspire is one of the themes for this year's Annual Conference. In the spirit of creating opportunities for our members to connect and learn from one another, we want to encourage young housing professionals to attend the conference.  

A number of free day places will be available again to young housing professionals, apprentices, and graduates if they accompany another delegate. This will enable you to bring a young housing professional from your organisation for free.  

Free places are limited to one per organisation and are offered on a first come first served basis, subject to availability. 

Please book your place on our website and then contact the events team directly with the name and contact details of the colleague you will bring on events@sfha.co.uk to take advantage of this offer.  

Special offers  

We have several special offers for this year’s conference:  

Day delegates:  

Come along for the day, with prices starting at £309 for SFHA members.  

Book two places and bring a colleague for free  

If your organisation books two day-delegate places, you can bring a third colleague for free.  

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