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The Place Standard Tool
Online Webinar

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Tue, 26 Jan from
10:30 to 12:00 (BST)




About the webinar

Building on a Place Standard masterclass hosted by SFHA in March 2020, this 90 minute webinar will enable housing associations to share experiences of using the Place Standard Tool. It will feature a practice example from Linstone Housing Association, and will provide a space for discussion about the opportunities, facilitators and barriers that exist for housing associations to use the method as a means for engagement and neighbourhood improvement.

“A Scotland where we live in vibrant, healthy and safe places and communities” has been affirmed as one of Scotland’s public health priorities. Scottish Government and COSLA have developed the Place Principle and development of the 20 minute neighbourhood featured in the Programme for Government as a priority. The Place Standard Implementation Plan includes an action to engage with social and affordable housing providers.

The Place Standard Tool is one approach to enable anchor organisations engage tenants in the development of inclusive places including 20 minute neighbourhoods. The Place Standard Tool may also be valuable for housing associations as an engagement tool for their continuous improvement of housing and housing services.



Why should I attend?

  • Enhance your understanding of the concept of place in the context of health and reducing health inequalities
  • Come and learn about potential benefits resulting from use of the Place Standard e.g. how Linstone Housing Association successfully secured funding for neighbourhood improvement through use of the Place Standard Tool.
  • Speakers will share their experiences of using the Place Standard Tool and discuss any potential opportunities, facilitators or barriers to its use by Housing Associations.
  • You will become aware of sources of support available from the PHS Place Standard team and other organisations.

This session will be of interest to anyone with an interest in people, places and opportunities - Community Engagement and Tenant Scrutiny staff, frontline housing staff, Local authority, PHS and HSPC partners, Senior Management.

How to book

This session is FREE to attend.

To book your place use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.

Once your place has been confirmed you will receive the link around 24 hours before the session which you will use on the day to access it.

We are broadcasting this session on Zoom.


Member Price FREE

Non-member Price FREE

Programme Listings

10:30 – 10:35 Welcome and Introduction  Debs Allan
Welcome and Introduction to the day – including Learning Outcomes
10:35 – 10:55 – Place and Health Inequalities in Scotland, Michael Tornow
This section will provide a definition of place and explain why it is important for health and wellbeing and in tackling health inequalities 
10:55 – 11:10 – Place Standard Tool, Shruti Jain
This section will introduce the Place Standard Tool as an available methodology for Place Based Working 
11:10 – 11:25 – Linstone Housing Association Lesley-Anne Junner, Maria Suarez and Debs Allan
Linstone HA will present experiences of using the Place Standard Tool with the community in Johnstone and Linwood.
11:25 – 11:55 – Discussion 
This session will give participants an opportunity to reflect on applying the Place Standard Tool. It will also provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge ideas and challenges in taking this work forward in their respective environments. 
11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remarks

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