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Housing Rights highlights looming March 2020 Cliff Edge at NIFHA’s Annual Conference

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Earlier this month, Kerry Logan, Policy Officer with Housing Rights, spoke at the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Association’s Annual Conference. The aim of the conference was to share good practice and discuss key developments in the social housing sector. Conference delegates included housing association leaders, representatives from the Department for Communities, statutory and voluntary agencies, as well as professional and commercial suppliers.

Conference speakers included:

  • Permanent Secretary, Tracey Meharg, who spoke about where our Social Housing Development programme is going and how can we get there faster.
  • Director of Resident Scrutiny and Involvement at Optivo, Laura Bradley, who shared best practice in putting residents at the heart of decision making.
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust representatives, Máire Boyle and Róisín McDermott, who highlighted the importance of NI’s Supporting People Programme
  • Chair of NIHE, Prof. Peter Roberts who announced the launch of  NIFHA’s Benefits to Society NI report.

Kerry Logan highlights issues around welfare reform mitigations end

Housing Rights was pleased to have the opportunity to present at a session themed ‘Welfare Reform: putting people at the heart of the process.’ Kerry highlighted issues regarding the March 2020 Cliff Edge, when the welfare reform mitigations are due to end, including:

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