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CIH South West: The Other Housing Event


Published by Anonymous for Chartered Institute of Housing in Housing

20-21 November 2014
The Palace Hotel, Torquay

About the conference

Returning for the seventh time, this popular flagship event which complements our annual conference in April will be showcasing a highly topical programme combined with value for money for all our delegates and supporters.  This years event will aim to bring detailed information and keep you up to date with new developments in sessions for front line housing professional working in the South West region. The event will give delegates the opportunity to get together with like-minded housing professionals and those interested in the industry to discuss, debate and network with others in the South West region.

The keynote sessions will cover several issues and challenges faced in the South West region such as how the housing management role is evolving and where we’re all heading with our core business. There will also be key sessions on tackling ASB effectively alongside the crime and policing bill and the Deputy Chief Executive, CIH, Gavin Smart will be sharing his insights on how good quality, affordable housing is seen as a key political issue in the lead-up to the general election 2015.New for this year there will be  interactive focus groups focusing on CIH activity in the South West giving delegates the opportunity to speak  to the CIH area board chairs.

This year we have guest speaker Simon Weston OBE, Falkland's War Veteran, author, public speaker & charity supporter speaking in the last keynote about his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and redefine his role in life after the ship he was serving on -  Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on 1982 during the Falkland conflict.

There will be a variety of workshops designed to be as interactive and  full of innovation and topicality.  This year’s workshops will consist of:

  • Welfare Reform- How  the reforms are affecting the most vulnerable in our society
  • Housing Law Update
  • Inspiring staff and building a strong culture of performance
  • Managing rent arrears
  • Voids & Allocations
  • Rethinking repairs & asset management
  • Housing’s delivery for health and wellbeing
  • Universal Credit Pilots  
  • Private sector housing- generation rent

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Continuing professional development

The delegate price includes a comprehensive delegate pack, a series of keynote sessions,  all refreshments and lunch and a full and concise debrief summary report after the conference.  If you are a CIH member continue your personal development by gaining 8 hours towards your CIH Continuing Professional Development.

Accommodation and facilities

The Palace Hotel
Babbacombe Road

Situated among 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens extending to the sea, The Palace is one of the largest and most prestigious hotels in Torquay.  With comfortable lounges, beautiful surroundings and old world charm, this Torquay hotel still echoes many of the characteristics of its notable heritage as the home to the Bishop of Exeter.

Exhibition and sponsorship

With such a wide range of delegates attending, this is an excellent opportunity for your organisation to be represented and to promote your products and services.  Refreshments will be served in the exhibition area to give you high visibility and maximum exposure during the two days.  The conference offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to help create a lasting impression.

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities for this event please contact Lucy Owen who will find an opportunity that fits your branding and organisational strategy.

Tel: 024 7685 1722 email:

Booking Information

You can book onto the conference in the following ways:
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* Or call the CIH events team on 024 7685 1722.

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