Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join TIS, together with tenants and housing organisation professionals from across the country at the Westerwood Hotel and Resort for the TIS Annual Conference 2018: More than Housing.
From Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June, this hugely inspiring, 3-day event, can boast an array of innovative workshops, inspiring study tours, ample networking opportunities, and an excellent line up of sector leader speakers.
Housing is more than bricks and mortar. Join us as we explore the importance of hearing the tenant voice, the knock-on effect of welfare reform, significant community regeneration projects, key social care and health issues, and pioneering digital technology initiatives.
Greatly anticipated highlights of the event programme include a panel session lead by Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde, innovation theatre delivered by Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite, and motivational plenary from Fiona McKenzie, Co-Founder of Centrestage Music Theatre, as they manifest the weekend’s theme of ‘More than Housing’.
The TIS National Excellence Awards 2018 will also take centre stage as landlords, tenants, residents, and community groups are recognised and honoured for demonstrating a commitment to making a difference within the Scottish social housing sector as part of the Gala Dinner evening.
Book your place to experience a fantastic, feel good, weekend. Complete the online form, call the TIS office on 0141 248 1242 or email email@example.com for further information.
Friday 08 June
WELCOME • Registration, market place, and lunch
OPENING ADDRESS • Lisa Peebles, Chair of Audit & Risk Assessment Committee, SHR
LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION • Chaired by Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde
Angela Currie, Housing and Care Services Director, Blackwood Homes and Care
Gabrielle Hayes, Team Leader – Regulations, Private Sector Unit, Dundee City Council
Jamie Louise Rice, Service Improvement Group, Glen Oaks Housing Association
Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, SFHA
Stephen Llewellyn, Head of Housing Solutions, North Lanarkshire Council
SOCKS FOR THE STREET • Joseph Cox, Leith Primary School
TIS are raising awareness and supporting Joseph Cox’s Socks for the Street charity initiative. The 11-year-old has touched hearts of people in the local community as he collects new socks and underwear for the homeless. The TIS team kindly asks that Annual Conference delegates showcase their generosity and bring new socks, gloves, hats, underwear along, plasters, and wet wipes and with them to the event.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING • All conference delegates are welcome to attend
EVENING DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT • A night at the races
Saturday 09 June
WORKSHOPS / STUDY VISITS • Tailor your conference package to suit you
- Looking Beyond Performance
Elaine Byrne, Scotland’s Housing Network
- Universal Credit: The Impact on People and Places
Jeremy Hewer, SFHA
- Dementia Pathways: Housing’s role in supporting people living with Dementia
Donna Milton, Arneil Johnstone
- Place Standard: How good is your place?
Johnny Cadell, Architect & Design Scotland and Paul Wallace, Keep Scotland Beautiful
- The New Private Residential Tenancy: Understanding the changes
Michael Annandale, Moo Lets
- Exploring Housing Revenue Accounts
James Coutts, East Lothian Council
Study visits include:
- Falkirk Wheel, Scottish Canals Boat Tour
- Dementia Friendly Home, BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig
INNOVATION THEATRE • Josh Littlejohn MBE, Co-Founder, Social Bite
Josh Littlejohn MBE, will discuss the key milestones of the pioneering Social Bite Village. The project allows residents to bite back at issues that have troubled them in society, provide pathways into employment, and add a fresh social housing offering for those in need.
INNOVATION THEATRE • Anne McWhinnie, Alzheimer Scotland, Dementia Friends
An interactive session to look at the facts about Dementia. Anne will dispel some myths about the condition, explore personal perceptions, discuss negative language and the impact this can have. This innovation theatre is brought to life through activities as delegates are asked to consider a call to action and become official Dementia Friends.
GALA DINNER & NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS • Cat Harvey, Radio and TV Presenter
Finalists from across Scotland make this year’s shortlist a hotly anticipated contest in a bid to receive one of the prestigious trophies.
Sunday 10 June
POWER ZONE • Short bursts of learning and good practice
MOTIVATIONAL PLENARY • Fiona McKenzie, Co-Founder of Centrestage Music Theatre
Centrestage was founded in 2006 with the ethos that anyone – regardless of age, background, or experience can gain life changing social benefits through active participation in the arts, particularly music, drama, and dance. Their mission is to build energetic, inclusive communities, and each week, over 2500 people aged 2 weeks to 106 years participate in activities across Ayrshire.
CLOSE OF CONFERENCE • Thank you