Social care, housing and homelessness: Partnership Conference

Learning Event : Partnership conference
The Studio Birmingham, Birmingham
09:30 to 16:30 Thursday, 07 March 2019

  • Overview and programme
  • Sessions and speakers
  • Aimed at
  • Booking

Overview and programme

This year’s Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) annual Partnership Conference will examine social care, housing and homelessness. It will explore:

  • National policy context.
  • Legislation – recent changes and capacity.
  • Housing and social care interfaces – working together effectively.
  • Homelessness and complexity.
  • Housing supply – its role in maintaining independence for longer and relieving pressure across other areas of the system.

The day will hear from key speakers as well as offering interactive opportunities for discussion among delegates.

View the programme (draft).

 Sessions and speakers

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, Department of Health and Social Care
Lyn Romeo will provide the latest updates from a national Government policy perspective on social care and housing. This will include why they are so important to each other, examples of good practice and how underpinning social care professional values can benefit relationships across both areas of practice.  

Sian Davies, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
Sian Davies will deliver a Barrister’s perspective about what it looks like when housing and social care teams work well together. Hear an overview of key legislation underpinning housing and social care, unpicking synergies and summarising the most common areas of dispute and resolution.

Deborah Fox, Homeshare
In this workshop, delegates will hear about a model of accommodation support that brings together people with a spare room and people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house. It is growing in popularity and can be adapted to meet a range of preventative or statutory social care needs and circumstances. 

Bruno Ornelas, Voices of Stoke
The Care Act 2014 changed the landscape for homeless people with complex needs and social care. In this workshop, delegates will hear about a toolkit that supports social care staff to work together with housing support and people with complex needs to understand, assess and meet care and support needs in-line with legislative framework. 

Maureen Crane, Principal Research Fellow, King's College London
From the latest research from King’s College London, Maureen Crane will focus on how the findings of Rebuilding Lives applies to the current strategic context. 

Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive, Housing LIN
Hear from a leading national knowledge hub about the potential solutions to challenges facing local authorities around future housing supply. Gain ideas around what models are working in different areas, who can be involved and what information is available to help. 

Aimed at

The Partnership Conference is aimed at people working in adult social care and housing from across the RiPfA Partnership network.

This event is also open to limited numbers of individuals outside the RiPfA Partner network. 


Research in Practice for Adults Partners can request their place online. Individuals outside the RiPfA Partner network please contact our events team via or 01803 847264.


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