CIH Housing 2020: What is it? When is it? How do I sign up?

  07 SEPTEMBER, 2020
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The annual Housing 2020 Conference is the must-attend event for anyone connected with the Housing sector. For the first year ever, the conference moves online in a virtual experience like no other.

What is Housing 2020?

Operated annually by the Chartered Institute of Housing, its Housing Conference is Europe's largest. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, 2020 sees the conference become a virtual for one year only. 

This online festival encompasses all the best components of the annual Housing conference from your own choice of venue – problem-solving, best practice, and the opportunity to network with peers in the sector.

Speakers include government ministers such as the secretary of state for housing, the housing minister, welfare reform minister, alongside some of the leading and most influential names in housing today.

Plus, 200 national and international speakers, thousands of delegates, and 5 days of innovation and solutions.

Here are our top picks of the speaker sessions at Housing 2020. 

When is it?

The conference takes place between Monday 7th of September and concludes on Friday 11th, starting each day at 8 am and concluding (officially) at 5 pm.

There are plenty of social engagement opportunities both in the morning and evenings, however, including breakfast briefings, housing quizzes, karaoke, and morning yoga classes.

Will Novus be there?

Yes, Novus are one of the main sponsors of the even and have a stand located at the conference, which you can view by following this link (if you have already signed up)

This year, Novus will be donating £2 (up to a maximum of £1000) for every passport stamped when visiting the Novus stand to Crisis, the homeless charity.

We're also really excited to be part of a speaking event at the conference, where our own Sophie Seddon and John Palfreyman will take centre stage to discuss the benefits of agile working for housing associations.

If you're interested, just sign up and join them at the Fringe virtual theatre on Tuesday 8th September at 11.45am.

How do I sign up for Housing 2020?

Signing up is easy and free (for visitors).

Just follow this registration link and follow the instructions!

We hope to see you there.

external building refurbishments


Over 3000 residents living in Perth and Kinross Council’s properties are set to benefit from newly refurbished homes after Novus were awarded a new refurbishment contract. Building contractor Novus will carry out external works to over 3,330 properties across the Perthshire North and South, Perth City, Muirton and, Latham and Hillylend areas of Scotland. The extensive refurbishments, which will include external decoration, new rendering, new fencing and guttering, will be phased over the next four years. "Committed to investing in our houses" Daniel Murray, Project Manager at Perth and Kinross Council, said: “Ensuring our region’s housing stock is high-quality is vital to both our residents’ wellbeing and the lifespan of the properties. We’re committed to investing in our houses to achieve this and we’re confident that the extensive decoration programme will have a significant impact our communities.  “Novus has an excellent knowledge of our local area and we know they will put our tenants’ needs first, as well as delivering fantastic results.” "We're looking forward to beginning" Charlie Cooley, Head of Operations at Novus, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Perth and Kinross Council which has enabled us to develop a deeper understanding of how we can work with residents to achieve the best results for everyone. We’re looking forward to beginning the upgrades and seeing the difference the revitalised homes will make to the communities.” The value of the project will be around £2million and will take place from November 2020.


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