First national conference dedicated to community investment
Every year, social housing providers invest millions of pounds in their communities, whether through employment schemes, youth work, financial capability initiatives, grant-making or a range of other activities.
This year, for the first time, the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is hosting the first national conference dedicated to community investment.
Tuesday 21 May 2019
09:00 – 17:00
The Rowton Hotel
145 Alcester Street
Birmingham B12 0PJ
Opening keynote speech: The future of civil society: where do housing associations fit in?
Asif Afridi (Panel member, Independent inquiry into the future of civil society, and Deputy CEO, Brap)
Panel discussion: Can community investment deliver resident involvement?
Jenny Osborne, CEO, Tpas; Charlie Norman, CEO, MSV; Rachel Honey-Jones, Head of Community Regeneration, Newydd Housing Association
Workshops (morning sessions):
How do we support Boards to become the champions of community investment?
Jon Fisher, Head of Communities, Sovereign; Simon Lindley, Chair, Spectrum Property Care and Board member, Sovereign (tbc)
Stepping into the spotlight – youth engagement and the Spotlight Centre
Daniel Rose, Director, Spotlight
Using and collecting evidence to shape community investment services
Emma Parry, Homesearch Manager, Monmouthshire Housing; Dr Frances Harkin, Research Lead, HACT
Developing community investment’s approach to professional development and qualifications
Dr Val Harris, ESB; Nicky Gelder, Community Investment Manager, Hexagon; Debbie Larner, Head of Practice, CIH (tbc)
Lunch: Meet Your Network Lead session
Sub-plenary 1: Five years of 5 the UK Social Value Bank: how to use social value to demonstrate the value of community investment
MK Rallings Adams, Deputy Chief Executive, HACT; James Williams, Head of Social Impact, HACT
Sub-plenary 2: The inside story of GUAC’s Communities that Work campaign
Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director, GUAC; Jon Fisher, Chair of Board, GUAC
Sub-plenary 3: Using social investment to deliver community investment outcomes
Jules Tompkins, Investment Manager, Community Impact Partnership; Helen Wilson, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Clarion Futures
Workshops (afternoon sessions):
How to change the national discourse around housing to include community investment
How to use procurement as a vehicle to drive and deliver community investment priorities
Barry Malki, Head of Communities, HACT; representative from Mears
Sharing social impact measurement skills
Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group
Upskilling frontline staff to deliver community investment
Helen Scott, Performance and Evaluation Manager, Wheatley
How to deliver community investment in a diverse cultural climate
Panel discussion: Chaired by Julie Haywood, Director of Community Investment, WHG; Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager, Clanmil; Sahil Khan, Head of Gateway and Community Services, Catalyst; Lyn Mangisi, Community Development Officer, Radian
Closing speech: How do we ensure that community investment is at the core of social housing?
Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, SFHA (tbc)
The Rowton Hotel is located 15 minutes walk from central Birmingham.
Hotel rooms are available for the night before and after the conference, at discounted rates. These are available on a first-come-first-serve basis so please email email@example.com as soon as possible if you require a room.
Car parking space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you wish to arrive by car please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to both Mears and Walsall Housing Group for their sponsorshop of this conference.