The Big Housing Conversation

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly tested the entire sector. Our approach to leadership and management, services, systems and people have transformed within weeks to ensure we all continued to provide our vital services. So, what can we learn from our shared experiences? What must we change? And, how should we plan for the next black swan?

Date: 22 October 2020

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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The Big Housing Conversation

On 22 October, the four UK housing federations are joining forces to bring you The Big Housing Conversation.

Members from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are invited to discuss and share the key issues that have tested us all during the pandemic and reflect upon what we’ve achieved.

The aim of The Big Housing Conversation is to harness the power of our four Federations and prepare ourselves for the next challenge.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Collins, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations
  • Kate Henderson, National Housing Federation
  • Stuart Ropke, Community Housing Cymru
  • Sally Thomas, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Angela Lockwood, Chief Executive, North Star Housing Group
  • Paul Matthews, Chief Executive, Monmouthshire County Council
  • Ceri Victory-Rowe, Consultant, Campbell Tickell
  • Torsten Bell, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation

How to book

  • You can secure your booking and pay by invoice online.
  • Please ensure that you have a PO number/reference ready before you start the booking process. You won’t be able to complete the order without it.
  • If you would like to book online less than 28 days before the conference, you will need to pay by card.
  • If you would like to pay using an alternative method or would rather secure your place via email please complete this booking form and send to the Customer Service (Events) team at or call 0207 067 1066.

No VAT payable

There are no hidden costs in our prices – you won't pay VAT on your The Big Housing Conversation 2020 places.


The full fee is payable for any cancellations.


By registering for this event you are agreeing to your data being shared by the National Housing Federation, Community Housing Cymru, NIFHA and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. This data will be used purely for the purposes of pre/post event email communications and for access to the online event platform and will not be used for marketing purposes going forward. We use our legitimate business interests to collect, process and share this data with the entities listed above. You can find more information in the NHF privacy statement.