This event is to exchange ideas and promote best practice around all things Housing Management.
Key topics will include tenant support and engagement, community investment, allocations, and homelessness prevention. It will provide opportunities to learn from each other and experts, and to engage in debate around important challenges within the sector.
The conference is an opportunity to:
- Share best practice
- Network with other housing associations, co-operatives, and partner organisations
- Learn from others and ask questions
- Support your Housing Team’s professional development
- Understand current issues facing the sector and hear expert opinions
- Plan for upcoming opportunities within relevant housing policy
Who should attend
This event is a must for anyone working in housing management, tenant support roles, or community and neighbourhood teams: allocations officers, rent collection officers, tenancy sustainment officers, wellbeing and advisory service staff, housing managers and directors, and interested partners. It is for frontline housing professionals, service delivery partners, and anyone wanting to learn more about these issues.
Date & venue
The event will take place on Thursday 22 February 2024 at The Studio in Glasgow.
The Studio is a modern, bright venue, located in Glasgow's city centre, offering easy access from all major transport links. It has been awarded GOLD ECOsmart accreditation rating for environmental impact. This demonstrates The Studio’s longstanding commitment to sustainability as the award is for hotels and meeting venues that demonstrate an eco-friendly approach, and it is an industry-standard accreditation.
Our vision for future SFHA events is to produce them to the highest quality while ensuring that they are sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint, where possible.
Ways you could help us reduce our carbon footprint at this event:
- Take public transport, cycle or walk
- Did you know a train produces 0.07kg of CO2e per mile compared to a car which is 0.36kg or a short haul flight which is 0.44kg?
- Download the conference app to save paper
- Bring a refillable water bottle
- Use recycling bins provided
Read our full sustainability policy here
Cvent - event app guides
We are delighted we will be using our new event app, Cvent, at this conference. Click here to find our Cvent guides.
Costs & how to book
Delegate rates start at £252 for SFHA members and £351 for non members.
Book two places and bring a colleague for free! *
We’re offering a group discount: buy two of the same ticket type and another colleague can attend for free.
*Tickets must all be the same type and booked at the same time to receive the deal, excludes residential tickets*
The discount will be automatically calculated on checkout.
To book your place, use the book now buttom at top of page.
Member Price £252
Non-member Price £351
Patrick Harvie was reappointed as the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights in March 2023.
He spent his childhood in Dumbarton, and attended Dumbarton Academy followed by Manchester Metropolitan University. Before becoming an MSP he worked for a sexual health charity as an LGBT youth worker in Glasgow, and was involved in the campaign to repeal Section 28 during the Scottish Parliament's first session.Read More
Mr Harvie was elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in 2003, has served as Convenor of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee during session 3, and as Co-Leader or Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008. He was appointed Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights in August 2021.
Josiah Lockhart is Chief Executive of Changeworks, Scotland’s leading charity delivering innovative and high-impact solutions for low-carbon living.Read More
Before joining Changeworks, Josiah was CEO of social enterprise support agency FirstPort. Josiah is an expert in strategy and one of Scotland’s leading social entrepreneurs and a champion of supporting innovative and equitable solutions to tackling the climate emergency and addressing issued faced by people in our communities.
Josiah will lead Changeworks into an ambitious period of growth and expansion as part of the organisation’s 2022-25 strategy Decarbonising Scotland’s Homes.
As Senior Impact Evaluation Consultant at Changeworks, Joanna oversees the development and delivery of robust monitoring and evaluation for a range of internal and external projects.Read More
This includes evidencing impact and providing actionable insights to inform delivery of current and future projects and programmes by Changeworks and external clients. Joanna leads a team of dedicated Impact Evaluation specialists committed to helping clients accelerate their transition to net zero and raising the standard of evaluation on domestic retrofit projects. As part of her role, Joanna ensures alignment of Changeworks’ impact evaluation methodology with industry standards, including PAS2035 and BS40101.
As Principal Consultant at Changeworks, Lauren oversees Research, Impact Evaluation and Behaviour Change projects and co-ordinates the delivery of services which help overcome challenges associated with energy retrofit.Read More
Lauren works with a range of clients including local authorities, housing associations and the Scottish Government towards achieving net zero. This includes exploring difficulties and solutions of Zero Direct Emissions Heating retrofit by social landlords for ClimateXChange on behalf of the Scottish Government. Her impact evaluation experience includes design and implementation of evaluation for Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes (EES: ABS), Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund and Green Economy Fund.
Stephen leads on Net Zero Pathways at Changeworks, supporting Registered Social Landlords to define their stock improvement strategy to align with net zero targets.Read More
Stephen has over 15 years experience as project director and technical consultant, from design, delivery and commissioning of renewable generation, heat networks and low carbon heating projects to leading on decarbonisation strategies. Since 2017, Stephen has led on Changeworks’ development and delivery of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) support for 25 local authorities, from the initial phases of Scottish Government pilot projects to creation of the final strategies.
Kris manages Changeworks’ Data Analysis team and data projects. This includes leading the data analysis for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency projects (LHEES) for local authorities.Read More
Kris creates data solutions using software such as Power BI and others. His team leads on stock analysis, where they take data from multiple sources to create valuable reports and recommend actional outcomes. He is experienced in gathering data and translating findings to present large datasets for Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) projects.
Laura joined Warmworks in early 2023 and her role includes supporting housing associations to prepare winning funding applications and identify routes to decarbonise their housing stock.
Laura has over 8 years’ experience of working in the housing sector with previous roles at the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland and Dunedin Canmore Housing Association, now part of the Wheatley Group. Before joining the housing sector, Laura spent over 10 years in the Scottish tourism industry, where she held a number of account management and operational roles.
Paul joined Warmworks in 2019 and manages a range of projects across the UK in his role as Managing Director, Local Delivery.Read More
Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, building on extensive knowledge of supply chain management and operational delivery. Testament to the actions of Paul’s team is a growing portfolio of customers with whom we continue to deliver new, innovative work.