Housing & Social Care Accessibility Summit 2024

The Housing & Social Care Accessibility Summit 2024!

Sustainable solutions for a new reality

Venue: V&A Dundee

Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: 10am to 4pm

Scotland faces significant challenges in tackling a chronic shortage of accessible housing and ensuring the nation’s future housing stock is fit for the new reality of an ageing population and an increase in people with complex needs.

Horizon Housing (a partner in Link Group) and Scottish Housing News, with generous support from Campion Homes, are hosting a one-day summit at which leaders from across sectors will come together to:

  • discuss how accessible housing can reduce pressure on social care and health services;
  • identify and debate new solutions to pressing issues;
  • explore new partnerships to support prevention and early intervention; and
  • produce practical recommendations for change.

Who will be at the summit?

  • Paul McLennan MSP, Minister for Housing
  • Public and private sector leaders in housing, social care and health, design, construction
  • Local and national government representatives
  • Disability and older people’s equal rights advocates
  • People with lived experience of accessibility challenges

Who is the event aimed at?

Senior executives and decision-makers from health and social care organisations, housing associations, local councils, architectural practices, house builders, estate agents, surveyors and planners, legislators, policymakers and financial experts involved in funding accessible housing developments, as well as people with lived experience.

What will happen on the day?

Arrivals and coffee from 10.00 with formal proceedings starting at 10.30. There will be coffee and lunch breaks, with lunch provided. The event concludes at 16.00.

Details of confirmed guest speakers, session chairs and expert panellists will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets are available for £175 + booking fee via Eventbrite, or alternatively contact k.findlay@scottishnews.com to be invoiced for £145 + VAT directly from Scottish Housing News.