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‘Rebuilding the Relationship between Housing AND Philanthropy’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with Peabody and New Philanthropy Capital

Tuesday 10th September 2013
9.30 – 11am, Central London

The event will see the launch of a major new report on the prospect of a renaissance in philanthropy and housing. Affordable housing and philanthropy have a long established relationship. Their social purposes are similar: both aim to invest for a social and financial return and seek to use any surplus to the benefit of the community. However, the two sectors have steadily grown apart in recent decades. In these tough times there is pressing a rationale for closer collaboration. The report, which includes a range of perspectives from key players, considers what barriers need removing to foster change; what going forward are the new opportunities; and what can government and the key players do to revitalise the relationship between the two sectors?

The speakers will be Mark Prisk MP – TBC (Minister of State for Housing), Jack Dromey MP - TBC (Shadow Housing Minister), David Orr (Chief Executive, National Housing Federation), Stephen Burns (Executive Director for New Business, Peabody) and Vicki Prout (Media Relations Manager, New Philanthropy Capital). The debate will include a Q&A session.

If you would like to attend please email: natalia.raha@smith-institute.org.uk.



‘NHS Foundation Trust Governors – Are they Effective and Representative?
– Report Launch and Debate
In association with ACCA

Thursday 12th September 2013
10 – 11.30am, Central London

The event will see the launch of a major new report on the governance of NHS Foundation Trusts. The report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of Foundation Trust councils of governors and suggests ways in which the system could be improved. A decade on from legislation that established Foundation Trust hospitals, and in light of the Francis Report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the report aims to examine the ideas and experience of governors and pose the questions: are councils of governors meeting their objectives; and, if not, what needs to change to make them more representative and more effective?

The speakers will be Lord Philip Hunt (Shadow Spokesperson, Health), Charlotte Leslie MP – TBC (Health Select Committee Member), Mark Miller (Council Member, ACCA) and Dianah Pritchett-Farrell (Chair, Foundation Trust Governors’ Association). The debate will include a Q&A session.

If you would like to attend please email: natalia.raha@smith-institute.org.uk.


THE SMITH INSTITUTE AT THE 2013 PARTY CONFERENCES

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PARTY CONFERENCE 2013 - GLASGOW

Can Housing Associations be social hearted and commercially minded?
In association with Genesis

Sunday 15th September 2013, 1815-1930hrs
Glasgow SECC, Etive
Chair: Annette Brooke MP (Chair, All-party Parliamentary Group on Housing)

Speakers:

Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes MP (Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats)
Neil Hadden (Chief Executive, Genesis)
David Orr (Chief Executive, National Housing Federation)

 

LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 2013 - BRIGHTON

The Smith Institute will once again be holding a range of fringe events at this year’s Labour party conference. Please click here to see our flyer, or the see the information below.

Labour’s new agenda for sport in schools
In association with the Garrard Family Foundation

Sunday 22nd September 2013, 1800-1900hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Wye
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Clive Efford MP (Shadow Sports Minister)
Darren Campbell MBE (Olympic Gold Medallist)
Owen Gibson (Chief Sports Correspondent, The Guardian)

Can housing associations be social hearted and commercially minded?
In association with Genesis

Monday 23rd September 2013, 1300-1400hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Wye
Chair: Denise Chevin (Research Fellow, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Jack Dromey MP (Shadow Housing Minister)
Neil Hadden (Chief Executive, Genesis)
David Orr (Chief Executive, National Housing Federation)

Tomorrow's borrowers: What's Labour going to do about personal debt?
In association with Stepchange Debt Charity

Monday 23rd September 2013, 1800-1900hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Wye
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Stella Creasy MP (Shadow Minister for Home Affairs)
Lord Maurice Glasman
Lord Wilf Stevenson (Chair, StepChange Debt Charity)

Council housing: A new dawn
In association with Southwark Labour

Monday 23rd September 2013, 1800-1900hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Tyne
Chair: Lord Whitty (Chair, Housing Voice)

Speakers:

Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)
Jack Dromey MP (Shadow Housing Minister)
Cllr Peter John (Leader, Southwark Council)
Steve Murphy (General Secretary, UCATT)

Who’s responsible for responsible capitalism: Can we really change behaviour?
In association with the FCA

Tuesday 24th September 2013, 1230-1330hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Wye
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Chris Leslie MP (Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
Polly Toynbee (Columnist, The Guardian)
Chris Woolard (Director of Policy, Risk and Research, FCA)

What about the Northern housing crisis?
In association with the Northern Housing Consortium

Tuesday 24th September 2013, 1800-1900hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Wye
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Jack Dromey MP (Shadow Housing Minister)
Grainia Long (Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing)
Charlotte Harrison (Executive Director, Northern Housing Consortium)

Devolution to the cities
In association with Core Cities Group and Centre for Cities

Tuesday 24th September 2013, 1800-1900hrs
Brighton Hilton Metropole, Hall 7, Tyne
Chair: Alexandra Jones (Chief Executive, Centre for Cities)

Speakers:

Cllr Nick Forbes (Leader, Newcastle City Council)
Clive Betts MP (Chair, Communities and Local Government Select Committee)
Yvonne Fovargue MP (Shadow Minister for Transport)

 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE 2013 - MANCHESTER

Where next for affordable housing in London and the South East?
In association with Genesis

Tuesday 1st October 2013, 1300-1400hrs
Manchester Central, Exchange 2 & 3
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Speakers:

Adam Afriyie MP (Invited) (Chair, Members' Expenses Select Committee)
Richard Blakeway (Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, Greater London Authority)
John Carleton (Executive Director, Markets and Portfolio
, Genesis)
David Orr (Chief Executive, National Housing Federation)

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