Major housing figures will tackle your questions on #HousingDay in an eight-hour long Twitter chat programme hosted by Inside Housing
As part of Tuesday’s annual social media marathon, we will be inviting you to join sector heavyweights on Twitter to discuss a range of subjects, including the future of council housing, how to tackle homelessness, the regulatory landscape, how to tell a better story about social housing, and community investment.
A total of 23 well-known housing personalities will take your questions in eight different sessions throughout the day.
Among the panellists taking part are: Jonathan Walters, deputy chief executive, Regulator for Social Housing; Kate Henderson, chief executive, National Housing Federation; Paul Hackett, chief executive, Optivo; Tracy Harrison, chief executive, Northern Housing Consortium; Sheron Carter, chief executive, Habinteg; Alan Brunt, chief executive of Bron Afon Community Housing; and Jenny Osbourne, chief executive, Tpas.
For the first time we will be livestreaming and hosting a video chat session on Twitter, with sector stalwarts Alison Inman and David Orr in the hotseat.
We will also publish blogs on the topic of community investment, the theme of this year’s Housing Day.
Leslie Channon, organiser of this year’s event, said: “Community investment is one of things that we do that can sometimes go unnoticed but in fact can have a hugely beneficial impact.
“This year, the #HousingDay team is hoping to highlight this important area of work and remind people that it shouldn’t be a ‘nice thing to do’ add-on but an integral part of the business.”
Housing Day is an annual event on social media to promote the positive impact of housing. Housing professionals are encouraged to share their stories.
The hashtag for the day is #HousingDay while you can use #IHchat to follow or take part in our Twitter chat sessions.
Scroll down for our full #IHchat programme on Housing Day.
Tuesday 8 October is #HousingDay and Inside Housing is hosting a whole day of live Twitter Q&As with senior sector figures, including a live video conversation with Alison Inman and David Orr.
Tweet your questions to the panellists using the hashtag #IHchat at the times below:
8am – 8.45am: An introduction to #HousingDay
Leslie Channon, housing consultant and #HousingDay organiser – @LeslieChannon
Barry Malki, housing consultant – @barrybehaved
Chair: Carl Brown
9am – 9.45am: The next 100 years of council housing
Dominic Beck, cabinet member for housing, Rotherham Council - @Dominic_E_Beck
Emma Lindley, housing strategy lead, Ashfield District Council – @Emma_Lindley
Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing, Bristol City Council – @BristolPaul
David Renard, chair of the economy, environment, housing and transport board, Local Government Association – @CllrDavidRenard
Chair: Nathaniel Barker
10am – 10.45am: Providing the right homes in the right places
Alan Brunt, chief executive, Bron Afon Community Housing – @albrunt
Sheron Carter, chief executive, Habinteg Housing Association – @CarterSheron
Paul Hackett, chief executive, Optivo – @PaulHackett10
Tracy Harrison, chief executive, Northern Housing Consortium – @tjharrison1
Amy Nettleton, assistant development director – sales and marketing, Aster Group – @amynettleton1
Chair: Jack Simpson
11am – 11.45am: In conversation with Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson, chief executive, National Housing Federation – @KateNHF
Chair: Peter Apps
12am – 12.45pm: How can we tell a better story about social housing?
Victoria Dingle, tenant non-executive director, Soha Housing – @Victoria_Dingle
Steve Hayes, head of communications, Citizen – @SteveH_Citizen
Paul Taylor, innovation coach, Bromford – @PaulBromford
Boris Worrall, chief executive, Rooftop Housing – @BorisJWorrall
Chair: Carl Brown
1pm – 1.45pm: The homelessness and rough sleeping crisis
Faye Greaves, practice and policy officer, Chartered Institute of Housing – @FayeGreavesCIH
David Bogle, chief executive, Hightown Housing Association – @David_Bogle
Chair: Lucie Heath
2pm – 2.45pm: The regulatory landscape
Jonathan Walters, deputy chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing –@JonathanW_RSH
Jenny Osbourne, chief executive, Tpas – @TPASJenny
Steve Douglas, group chief executive, Aquila Services Group – @Steve_Altair
Chair: Gavriel Hollander
3.15pm - 4pm: IH Live video chat - the future role of social housing
Alison Inman, board member, Colne Housing, Saffron Housing and Tpas – @Alison_Inman
David Orr, chair, Clarion – @DavidOrrCBE
Chair: Nathaniel Barker