Held on 12th July at Knightstone Housing in Weston- Super-Mare, this first networking forum for professionals in the social housing sector was very well received.
The main aim of the forum was to provide an opportunity for fellow professionals from the region to network, discuss best practice and identify new solutions for the delivery of a better workforce.
This first meeting was hosted by Fiona Sheen, Virtual College, Customer Account Manager and Jennifer Trew, Learning & Development Business Partner at Knightstone Housing. Knightstone Housing is a leading housing association in Somerset and the West of England.
Providing services to over 23,000 people in 11,000 homes, Knightstone Housing builds around 300 homes a year.
The theme of this first event was ‘The Changing Work Environment’:
Attendees included delegates from Elim Housing Association, Merlin Housing Society, DCH Group, Seven Vale Housing Society, Homes in Sedgemoor and Cottsway Housing Association.
Discussion took place around the following topics:
A number of valuable best practice ideas emerged around:
The networking forum was deemed a success by the delegates. Having strayed away from the agenda and proposed topics slightly, many of the challenges that Housing Associations are currently facing were aired by the attendees who were able discuss solutions to overcome the challenges in a positive manner.
The next ‘Social Housing Horizons’ Event will take place on 28th September. Hosted by Aldwyck Housing Group, it will take place at their offices in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and will cover topics from speakers Claire McDonald & Amanda Bentley from Luton Community Housing Ltd and Jan Ross, Learning & Development Adviser, Aldwyck Housing Group.
For further information or to book your place at this free event, email: email@example.com