New Challenges…New Conversations is the theme for this year’s TPAS Scotland Annual Conference. Taking place in the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th June, the conference will bring together tenants, housing associations, government and supporting organisations from across the social housing sector to listen and get involved in conversations with the decision makers who can drive change, around the things that really matter such as
- Rent Rises
- Energy Price Hikes
- Standard of accommodation
- Improving our carbon footprint
Speakers at the conference include Professor John McKendrick, Professor in Social Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University who will tackle the subject of poverty in Scotland in 2023, the way ahead. With 1 in 5 working age people in Scotland living in poverty and 1 in 4 children living in poverty, solutions need to be found! Jennifer Cairns, Director of Corporate Services at West of Scotland Housing Association will discuss their approach to helping tenants struggling through the cost of living crisis and the solutions they have introduced to help tenants’ health and wellbeing. Jennifer will be joined by Isla Sutherland from Sodexo who manages their Employee Assistance Programme with CARE FIRST.
The conference will also host a series of workshops looking at ways to
- Cut costs and make efficiencies.
- Build new partnerships.
- Start conversations that make a difference.
TPAS Scotland CEO Elaine Scoular said, “We are all struggling with the cost of living crisis just now and the impact that it is having on individuals across Scotland. As a sector, we need to find solutions. Our annual conference is a pivotal event in the social housing calendar to ‘give tenants their voice’ so they can raise these issues and influence decisions at a senior level.”
There are still day delegate passes left for the conference. Book your place and see the programme and speakers on the TPAS website here.