21 - 23 June 2024, Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank

TPAS Annual Conference 2024

Building a Brighter Future:

Empowering Tenants, Building Stronger Communities

with thanks to our headline sponsor

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Are you passionate about creating and living in strong, vibrant communities where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live? Do you believe that tenants are key partners in building a better future for Scotland?

Join us at the TPAS Annual Conference, where we will explore solutions to empower tenants, strengthen communities, and create a better housing landscape for all.

This year's conference will bring together tenants, housing providers, policymakers, and community leaders to share best practice, discuss challenges, and discuss collaborative solutions around;

  • Housing crisis & poverty
  • Lifestyle
  • Young people
  • Sharing good practice

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Programme

Day one - Friday 21 June

11.00am - 12noon
Registration, networking with refreshments

12noon – 1.15pm
Lunch

1.30pm -1.45pm
Welcome – Jacqueline Norwood, Interim Managing Director

1.45pm - 2.30pm
Ministers Update: Paul McLennan MSP, Minister for Housing

2.30pm - 2.45pm        
Presentation of TP Certificates: Helen Barton
Presentation of NLC Accreditation: Tony Kelly
Tenants Together: Colin Stewart & Shona Gorman

3.00pm - 3.30pm
Keynote Speaker: Mike Stevenson

4.00pm - 4.30pm
Refreshments, networking and key collection

4.30pm - 5.30pm
Interactive session - Tenant Participation: Room 101

6.30pm - midnight
National Good Practice Awards, Gala Dinner followed by Entertainment with Michelle McManus

Day two - Saturday 22 June

9.15am – 10.00am
Workshop Session 1

10.15am – 11.00am
Workshop Session 2

11.00am - 11.30am
Refreshment Break, networking and exhibition viewing

11.30am - 12.30pm
Panel Discussion: Feedback from Housing Crisis and Young people Interactive session from day one:

  • Jacqueline Norwood – Interim CEO TPAS Scotland
  • David Wilton, CEO, TPAS Cymru
  • Jenny Osbourne MBE, CEO, TPAS England

12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunch

1.45pm- 2.30pm
Workshop Session 3

2.45pm - 3.00pm
Alternative session 1

3.30pm-4.00pm
Refreshment break

4.00pm-5.00pm
Alternative session 2

7.00pm-8.30pm
Dinner

8.30pm- 10.30pm
Entertainment: As seen on TV (followed by DJ)

Day three - Sunday 23 June

9.30am - 10.15am
Workshop Session 4

10.30am - 11.30am
Bothered v Not bothered - David Wilton and Eveline Armour

11.30am -12.00pm
Refreshment break

12.00pm - 12.45pm
Keynote Speaker: Gillian Campbell, Existing Homes Alliance: Scotland’s Pathway to zero emissions heating

In this session Gillian will talk about why we need to switch from fossil fuel heating to clean heating systems like heat pumps and heat networks.  She will explore the role energy efficiency plays in making our homes warm, healthy and affordable to heat and share the latest on Scottish Government’s plans to get us there.

11.45am
Weekend Round-up, closing remarks and Raffle Draw

Speaker news

Let’s talk all things Tenant Participation – Room 101

Based on the theme of the BBC comedy show Room 101, where celebrities are invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign those hates to oblivion, Jacqueline and Stacey from TPAS Scotland are hosting a fun, interactive workshop at this year’s Annual Conference entitled – Tenant Participation; Room 101.   Participants…

Scottish Housing Minister Speaking at this year’s Annual Conference

We are delighted the Housing Minister Paul McLennan is returning to speak at this year’s Annual Conference.   Mr McLennan will be joining delegates for a keynote address.  He will focus on some of the most pressing issues facing social housing in Scotland including;   the cost-of-living crisis and alleviating poverty housing and independent living…

Listening to your Community

Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) were established to give residents who volunteer the opportunity to represent the views and interests of everyone living in their local region and make their neighborhood a better place to live.   TRA’s are, by design, there to support a community, but it is very easy to fall into the…

Time to Reinvent

One of our ‘not to be missed’ speakers on day one of this year’s Annual Conference is Mike Stevenson.  Mike has a truly inspiring story to tell as he’s transitioned from being homeless sleeping on the streets of London to a multi-awarding winning entrepreneur and international speaker.

Increasing young people’s representation in services and community

Encouraging young people to become more involved in housing, services and local communities in their local area, is a key driver for Elderpark Housing Association.  And it’s not just about engagement, there’s a huge challenge in keeping young people on the same page!   Jonathan Giddings Reid, Community Regeneration Officer at Elderpark Housing Association (EHA)…

Scotland’s pathway to Zero Emissions Heating

A move to cleaner heating systems in Scotland’s homes and buildings is a key priority for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and help combat climate change.   With around 2.45 million homes in Scotland, all varied in type, use, size, age, construction, and energy efficiency, this work brings many challenges.   According to the Scottish Government, “Transforming…

Money Worries and Mental Health Workshop

We’ve all been there; not enough money to pay the bills or pay for our weekly shop, which can lead to stress and affect our mental health.  And when our mental health is bad, we may not be able to manage our finances.   Increasing cost-of-living pressures can lead to more financial stress, so knowing…

Food and Mood Workshop

Food has a direct impact on our physical health, but it also plays a significant role in our mental and emotional well-being. The foods we eat can influence our mood, energy levels and brain power.  Food is fuel. Nutrition is an essential part of a healthy life. Food impacts our weight and energy levels, but…

Tackling Stigma and Future-Proofing for our Ageing Population

Our ageing population is resulting in many challenges for Scotland, from creating higher pressure on the NHS to finding solutions to help people live in their homes longer.  Stigma is a huge barrier to services, exclusion and negative experiences and we need to find solutions, particularly in housing, to remove these barriers where possible.  …

Book your place

Download and complete our conference booking form. Completed booking forms should be emailed to enquiries@tpasscotland.org.uk.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship in any form for the TPAS Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile across the social housing sector. By sponsoring or exhibiting with us you will be showcasing your organisation to the largest single gathering of tenants, residents and landlords in the country as well as a wide network of partners and Scottish Government representatives.