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Sector heavyweights confirmed for Twitter Q&As on Housing Day

Some of housing’s biggest names will be taking your questions in a series of Inside Housing Twitter Q&As for Housing Day on Wednesday

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Here is our #IHchat line up of Twitter Q&As for #HousingDay18 #ukhousing

31 panellists, 10 sessions over more than 10 hours- here are the details of our #IHChat Twitter Q&A line-up for #HousingDay18 #ukhousing

Tenant voice, challenging stigma, development, inclusivity, improving services, homelessness, creating social value and more - follow #IHChat on #HousingDay18 to take part in our Twitter Q&As with major sector figures #ukhousing

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As part of the annual tweetathon, Inside Housing journalists will be chairing open Twitter sessions on a variety of topics.

Major sector figures, including Terrie Alafat, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing; Lord Gary Porter, chair of the Local Government Association; David Cowans, chief executive of Places for People; and John Healey, shadow housing secretary, will face your questions along with tenants and staff from a variety of housing organisations.

To take part simply tweet your questions to the panel using our hashtag #IHchat.

We will also be publishing an exclusive interview on the day with housing minister Kit Malthouse, who spoke with Leslie Channon, Housing Day organiser and tenant of Cottsway Housing Association.

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In total we are hosting 10 Q&As with 29 panellists throughout the day.

#IHchat will open with a Q&A with Ms Channon, who will introduce this year’s Housing Day theme, ‘The Tenant Voice’. This will be followed by a debate with senior housing figures and tenants on the theme of increasing the voice of tenants.

Later on we will have sessions on the barriers facing local authorities, combating stigma, improving diversity, services for tenants, creating social value and building the right homes in the right places.

We will also be publishing and promoting blogs written by social housing tenants throughout the day.

Housing Day celebrates the positive impact of social housing on millions of tenants. Housing staff from across the country share their stories on social media.

Scroll down to see the full #IHchat programme.


Update: at 3.34pm: We now have 31 panellists confirmed, the number in the story has been changed to reflect this

#IHchat programme on #HousingDay18

#IHchat programme on #HousingDay18

Inside Housing's #IHchat programme of Twitter Q&As for Housing Day on Wednesday, 10 October:

8am – 8.45 Introduction to #HousingDay18

  • Leslie Channon, #HousingDay18 organiser and tenant of Cottsway Housing Association @LeslieChannon

Chair: Carl Brown, Inside Housing


9am - 9.45am How do we strengthen the tenant voice?

  • Terrie Alafat , chief executive, Chartered Institute of Housing @TerrieAlafatCIH
  • Nic Bliss, head of policy, Confederation of Co-operative Housing @nicblisscch
  • Sharon Hayward, co-ordinator, London Tenants Federation @Londontenants
  • Catherine Little, executive housing director, Broadland Housing Group @Catherine_BHG
  • Louise Thompson, head of business services, Tpas @tpasLouise

Chair: Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing


10am - 10.45am The challenge for councils

  • Lord Porter, chair of the Local Government Association @garyporterlga
  • Joanne Roney, chief executive, Manchester City Council @joanneroney

Chair: Nathaniel Barker, Inside Housing


11am - 11.45am Improving services for residents

  • Nick Atkin, chief executive, Halton Housing Trust @nickatkin_hh
  • Oliver Harling, voids supervisor, ForWorks, tenant and winner of Rising Stars 2018 @oliverharling_h
  • Amy Nettleton, assistant development director sales and marketing, Aster Group @amynettleton1
  • Boris Worrall, chief executive, Rooftop Housing Group @BorisJWorrall

Chair: Luke Barratt, Inside Housing


12am - 12.45am Inclusive Futures

  • Steve Douglas, co-chief executive, Altair @Steve_Altair
  • Elly Hoult, programme director, Notting Hill Genesis @HoultElly
  • Tom Murtha, former housing association chief executive and campaigner @tomemurtha

Chair: Emma Maier, Inside Housing


1pm – 1.45am How do we combat stigma?

Chair: Carl Brown, Inside Housing


2pm - 3pm Creating social value through job creation (sponsored by LHC)

  • Mark Henderson , chief executive, Home Group @MarkGHenderson
  • Geraldine Howley, chief executive, Incommunities
  • Nigel Williams, chief commerical officer, LHC @LHCprocurement

Chair: Maria Shahid, Inside Housing


3.30pm - 4.15pm Housing and Labour

Chair: Pete Apps, Inside Housing


4.30pm - 5.15pm Combatting homelessness, hunger and poverty

  • Beatrice Orchard, head of policy, campaigns and research, St Mungo’s @BeaOrchard
  • Mike Owen, chief executive, Merthyr Valleys Homes @MikeOwen2390
  • Brian Robson, acting head of policy and research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation @jrfbrian

Chair: Nathaniel Barker, Inside Housing


5.30pm - 6.15pm How do we build the right homes in the right places?

Chair: Luke Barratt, Inside Housing


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