Value for Money Conference - not to be missed!
Published by Claireaw for Board Development Agency in Housing and also in Local Government
The Board Development Agency (BDA) are holding a not to be missed conference on Value for Money in the Social Housing sector in the UK. This important conference will be held on Tuesday 29th April, at the Copthorne Hotel in Birmingham.
The regulators reaction to the Value for Money (VfM) strategies submitted last year has been very mixed with 15 associations in trouble for their response and many more warned that the regulator will not be so lenient next time!
The conference aims to help those leading and managing registered providers to develop a better understanding of what techniques are emerging and available for measuring financial, social and environmental impact and how these can be used to inform VfM strategies. Looking at ways these important strategies can then be embedded in an organisation’s culture strategic plan, decision making and scrutiny process.
Yvonne Atkinson, Joint Director of the BDA says: “This conference has come at exactly the right time, with many associations struggling over how they should measure their VfM and how this informs their VFM Strategy. This conference will help deal with these issues.
“We also listened to feedback from attendees from last year’s conference and incorporated many of the topics and issues suggested, as well as including developments in VfM techniques from within the sector. So if you have attended before, this a real progression on previous events and really not to be missed.”
A number of interesting keynote speakers will be attending the event, including:
- Richard Foster, from the HCA- who will be discussing the HCAs approach to Value for Money and the way it regulates organisations against the economic standards as part of the 8 key questions recently published, which includes –‘Does the organisation demonstrate how it achieves value for money in meeting its strategic objectives’? As well as discussing the regulators feedback to last year’s VfM self-assessment.
- Andrew van Doorn, Deputy CEO HACT – will discuss the HACT and its approach to developing Social Value impact assessment for social landlords.
- Ruth Cooke, Midland Heart's Chief Executive Officer – as a case study will discuss Midland Heart's approach to Social Value and VFM.
- Charlotte Carpenter, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Home Group – will be discussing why Value for Money isn't just about cost cutting or generating data on key performance indicators. It should have a focus on the future, and help decide how services will be delivered and where investments should be made. This keynote speaker will give some tips to consider when thinking about how to demonstrate that value for money is embedded within your organisation.
The conference is aimed at board members, senior executive managers and performance managers of social housing organisations throughout England. But anyone who works in social housing and interested in obtaining Value for Money are welcome to attend.
The cost of attending the event:
- Early Bird fee of £250.00 plus VAT for bookings before 1st April
- After 1st April ~ £295.00 plus VAT
- Go! membership discounts apply