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Seminar: Where next for social rent?

January 21st 2019

Social landlords may be given freedom to set their own rents in the near future, after many years of the Welsh Government determining rent rises. At the same time, welfare reform and below-inflation wage rises have put pressure on low income families. The result is that social housing rents are unaffordable for some households.

 

Date: 2nd April 2019

Time:  9.00 – 13.00

Venue:  The Orangery, Margam Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TA

Cost: £90

What it’s about

This seminar with Shelter Cymru will explore the issue of affordability and outline alternative approaches to social rent-setting, drawing on examples from Wales and elsewhere in the UK.

What will you gain?

Participants will:

1. Increase their awareness of social rents in the context of household incomes

2. Gain insights into different approaches to rent-setting

3. Share experience and learning with others.

Who should attend?

This is an essential event for everyone concerned about social housing and affordability:

  • All social landlords
  • Local authority housing officers
  • Homelessness organisations
  • Anti-poverty organisations
  • Housing researchers and policy makers

The Programme

9.00 Registration and breakfast
9.30 Introduction and welcome

Victoria Winckler, Director,  Bevan Foundation and John Puzey, Director, Shelter  Cymru

9.40 Affordability: what is it and how do we do it?

Ian Wilson, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University

10.30 When social rent isn’t affordable

Ashella Lewis, Shelter Cymru Live Manager and Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

11.00 Coffee break
11.20 Two approaches to Living Rents

Lorraine Oates, Director of Finance and Resources, Merthyr Valleys Homes and Dan Hayes, Rent Account Manager, and David W Jones, Income and Leasehold Service Manager, Trivallis

12.15 Moving forward

 Panel discussion with Tamsin Stirling (independent consultant), David Wilton (Director, TPas Cymru), Clarissa Corbisiero-Peters (Deputy Director, Community Housing Cymru) and WLGA (tbc)

13.00 Close and depart

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