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The Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing Associations

Welfare reforms continue to have a transformational effect on the housing association sector. Professor Paul Hickman will open this year’s Housing Management Conference by discussing existing challenges facing housing associations and future developments.

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Welfare reforms continue to have a transformational effect on the housing association sector. Professor Paul Hickman recently led a study to explore a more rounded and complete understanding of the challenges facing housing associations that already exists and likely future developments with the sector. and, comments on where further research is needed. 

At this year’s Housing Management Conference, Professor Paul Hickman will open the conference by discussing the already existing challenges facing housing associations and the likely future developments. He will also comment on where further research is needed. 

Paul is Professor of Housing and Social Policy within the Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics (PSP). Paul has undertaken research on a range of subjects including the impact of welfare reforms, including Universal Credit; Housing Benefit, and 'resilience' to economic hardship. Paul has undertaken major research projects for a number of funders including: the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; the Department for Work and Pensions; and, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Paul is a Co-Investigator of the ERSC funded, the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). Paul 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 together we will explore ways to care for your tenants, care for your organisation and care for you.  

The conference takes place on the 24 & 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 £63.00! 

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 click here.