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SFHA Housing Management Conference to explore impact of welfare reform

Event to be opened by Paul Hickman, Professor of Housing and Social Policy within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, Sheffield Hallam University.

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Welfare reform continues to have a transformational effect on the housing association sector. This year’s SFHA Housing Management Conference will be opened by Paul Hickman, Professor of Housing and Social Policy within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Hickman recently led a study to explore a more rounded and complete understanding of the challenges facing housing associations that already exist and likely future developments with the sector.

Professor Hickman has undertaken research on a range of subjects, including the impact of welfare reforms, such as Universal Credit, and 'resilience' to economic hardship. He has undertaken major research projects for a number of funders, including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Department for Work and Pensions, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He is also a Co-Investigator of the ERSC funded Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). Professor Hickman is the Departmental Research Lead for PSP and Co-Director of the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies.

The theme of this year’s Housing Management Conference is ‘putting the social in social housing’, and the event will explore ways to care for your tenants, your organisation and yourself.

The conference takes place on the 24 and 25 September at The Studio in Glasgow city centre. Day delegate rates start at £229 for SFHA Members (£319 for non-members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments. When you book to attend both days of the Housing Management Conference, you can come for £395 – a saving of £63.

Book three and bring a colleague for free.

If your organisation books three day-delegate places, you can bring a fourth delegate for free.

To book your place at the conference, please visit the ‘what’s on’ section of the SFHA website.