This year's conference title is: How is housing responding to the diverse housing and care needs of older people?
We are excited to be returning to Birmingham’s International Convention Centre (ICC) on Wednesday 6 October with our conference, this year exploring whether housing is responding to the diverse housing and care needs of older people, and what challenges are faced by the sector in providing appropriate accommodation for the increasingly diverse needs of older people.
In February 2021, the APPG on housing and care for older people reported on its inquiry into housing and dementia. We are delighted that Lord Best will be making a keynote speech, on the recommendations from that inquiry and ask whether the housing offer has progressed in supporting people living with dementia in recent years as well as debating what changes are needed. Professor Karen West will also challenge how we think about our ageing population and how we are responding to the increasing diversity within that section of society – are we ready to think, and more importantly, act differently?
The conference will then focus on three aspects of diversity, challenging the status quo and exploring changes which are needed.
The day will be full of provocations rather than presentations, and we will be encouraging our delegates to take part in table discussions after hearing from panellists. We will question what we are learning, what we are going to do with that insight and what action we will take in the post-Covid environment.
Lunch will be provided and there will be opportunities for networking, all are welcome to the drinks reception at the end of the conference.
Tickets are priced at £50.
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