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Tenant Think Tank June 2015

LSE and Trafford Hall Housing Plus Think Tank: 

Tenants’ experiences of energy saving in social housing

Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd June

Trafford Hall, near Chester

 

Housing Plus is about social landlords adopting a wider role in communities where they are based.  In poorer households and areas, social landlords need to reinforce their role as landlords with support for tenants if they are to manage their properties and make neighbourhood good places to live in.  Tenants need this wider help in order to cope with changes in rents and cuts in benefits, maximise employment opportunities and develop new skills. Fuel poverty and energy inefficiency make it difficult for tenants and landlords – juggling bills becomes inevitable but difficult. 

Energy Plus is about helping social landlords and tenants find ways to reduce energy use in homes to tackle fuel poverty, pay rising bills and combat arrears. Some social landlords are doing innovative projects, but there is a need to share this knowledge within the sector and more widely.

This think tank is specifically for social housing tenants, tenant representatives and frontline staff who accompany tenants and can contribute to the debate.

 

Outline and summary

Booking form

 

Please RSVP as soon as possible as only 40 places are available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to be part of our Housing Plus network or if you have any questions, contact Nicola Serle, the organiser of Housing Plus, at n.serle@lse.ac.uk or 020 7955 6684. 

News Posted: 15 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

Event: Housing Plus Think Tank:
Energy saving matters – social landlords can lead the way


CHANGE OF DATE: this event will now be held on Wednesday 6th May 2015

With an informal supper and debate from 6.30pm on Tuesday 5th May

Trafford Hall, National Communities Resource Centre, Wimbolds Trafford, Chester CH2 4JP

Overview

LSE Housing and Communities, and the National Communities Resource Centre, are hosting an important think tank at Trafford Hall outside Chester on how energy saving improves buildings, brings in rent, tackles climate change, addresses fuel poverty and brings communities together. This Energy Plus event is part of our popular Housing Plus programme which examines the wider role of social landlords in poorer neighbourhoods beyond just providing homes. Our previous think tank on how social landlords can prioritise energy saving in times of austerity concluded that tackling "fabric first", having very simple-to-manage systems and providing ongoing support are key. This event will use live case studies in each session and participants will contribute their experience.

Energy Plus is about helping social landlords and tenants find ways to reduce energy use in homes and buildings to tackle fuel poverty, reduce energy costs and help with rent and other arrears. Many social landlords are leading the field with innovative projects, but sharing experience and promoting what works within the sector is vital. Energy saving is now "a must". Energy supply problems and reducing the ‘heat or eat’ dilemma many tenants face, provide a real incentive for Energy Plus. We want to develop our strong, knowledge exchange network among larger and smaller social landlords across the country to share best practise, learn from mistakes and develop partnerships that really deliver.

Housing Plus is supported by government officials who are keen to learn from the experience of social landlords. We will report on the difference and contribution social landlords can make in low income communities, and the real barriers to delivery and local and national scale.

Outline and Programme

Registration Form


Please RSVP as soon as possible as only 40 places are available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to be part of our Housing Plus network or if you have any questions, contact Nicola Serle, the organiser of Housing Plus, at n.serle@lse.ac.uk or 020 7955 6684.


News Posted: 20 February 2015      [Back to the Top]


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