2009 National Social Housing Conference

The 2009 Irish Council for Social Housing Biennial Social Housing Conference took place 15th - 17th September 2009 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

A review of the conference including details of events, speakers, awards and outcomes can be downloaded here.

The theme of " Delivering Housing Solutions for a New Era" reflected a number of new realities since the last Biennial Social Housing Conference on 2007. This New Era corresponds to a dramatic economic downturn which has meant less capital funding yet the need for social housing and the services it comprises has significantly increased. The fast moving environment has meant that the social housing sector has had to readjust and develop new delivery models, some of which were discussed at the conference.

Conference presentations can be downloaded below:

Wednesday, 16th September, 9.45am Ministerial Address Minister Michael Finneran, T.D., Minister for Housing and Local Services
Wednesday, 16th September, 10am The Future Evolution of the Social Housing Programme Eddie Lewis
  Unlocking the Potential of Empty Properties - The UK Experience David Ireland
Wednesday, 16th September, 11.20am Housing on the Margins - Making the Policies and Principles Real Peter Fredricksson
  Housing on the Margins - Making the Policies and Principles Real Colette Kelleher
  Housing on the Margins - Making the Policies and Principles Real Mairi Keddie
Wednesday, 16th September, 2pm Sustainable Energy Strategies - Policy and Practice Jay Stuart
 

Sustainable Energy Strategies - Policy and Practice - Part 1

Sustainable Energy Strategies - Policy and Practice - Part 2

Kieran Gallagher
  Sustainable Energy Strategies - Policy and Practice David McNiff
Parallel Session 1 Managing Social Housing - Local Authorities and the Role of Elected Members Justin O'Brien
Parallel Session 2 Governance and the Charities Act Ivan Cooper
  Performance Management and HAPM Christine Dibelius
Parallel Session 3 Disability and Housing Christy Lynch
  Disability and Housing Sean Gallagher
Parallel Session 4 Ageing in the Community Teresa McGee
  Ageing in the Community Rodd Bond
  Ageing in the Community Gerry Raleigh
Thursday, 17th September, 9.30am Facing Up To The Future - The Way Forward for Social Housing Tony O'Brien
Thursday, 17th September, 11.45am Leasing - A Housing Association Perspective Sean O'Connor
  Leasing - The Local Authority Perspective Tony Nolan
  Private Finance and Housing Associations John Hannigan