National Housing Support & Social Care Conference & Exhibition 2010

"Strategies for Survival: Responding to the New Government Agenda"

../../images/briefing/photo_18270_20100630[1].jpgFollowing the huge success of our 1st National Conference in Birmingham in March 2010 Support Solutions is delighted to announce our 2nd National Conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 26th November 2010. We are planning a larger event and an exhibition for sector Providers and Commissioners.

The themes we will be focusing on include but are not limited to:

The Comprehensive Spending Review & protecting your revenue
Gaining & losing contracts
Responding to new opportunities & threats

You can download a booking form by clicking here and to download a flyer click here.  

Speakers: Lord Victor Adebowale (Social Enterprise Ambassador & CEO of Turning Point), Michael Patterson (Support & Social Care Expert & Director of Support Solutions), Geraldine Haden (Housing Management Lawyer & Partner at Gorrara Haden Solicitors) who will also form part of our Expert Panel.

We have selected an excellent venue and at only £99 per delegate we are keeping delegate and exhibitor costs to an absolute minimum with discounts for bookings of 3 delegates or more. The delegate fee includes the Conference and Exhibition, refreshments, lunch and resource pack.

Who Should Attend?

The Conference & Exhibition is aimed primarily at providers and commissioners of housing support and/or social care services. It is aimed at people within organisations who have senior management, middle management and service management responsibilities. It will appeal to trustees and directors of Provider agencies and service Commissioners.

If you are involved in providing or commissioning housing, support & social care services for vulnerable people you should be there! This is an ideal networking and learning & problem solving opportunity.

We find ourselves in a situation of economic crisis & public expenditure cuts, concerns about revenue and contracts, a far-reaching Comprehensive Spending Review & fundamental changes to the way we work including but not limited to the Personalisation Agenda.


The primary outcomes for this conference are that delegates should emerge with:

  • An understanding of the Comprehensive Spending Review, the revenue situation & how to change & consolidate your financial position
  • Understanding of the legal and operational implications of gaining and losing contracts & how to protect your position
  • An understanding of how the housing, support & social care "market" is evolving
  • Clarity as to the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.


We have identified 4 key themes which we will run as workshops. Delegates can choose 2 workshops for the morning session and 1 workshop for the afternoon session. We see all 4 themes we have chosen as being important and we encourage organisations to book at least 2 delegates in order to be able to attend all 4 workshops. In order to allow for this and being mindful of expenditure restrictions we have restricted the cost of this event to approximately one third of what you might expect to pay for an event of comparable quality.

  • Personalisation & responding to the new Government Agenda
  • What happens if you win a contract for support or social care? What happens if you lose?
  • Revenue sources for services: where to look and what to look for
  • The new Health Agenda: opportunities for sector providers

All Support Solutions learning events & conferences feature high quality information & resource packs on a range of issues of direct relevance to delegates. This event will be no exception.


The exhibition offers the opportunity for providers and suppliers to promote their services and products to approximately 200 delegates, collect leads and raise their profile within the sector

A limited number of exhibition stands are still available from only £250 - £300 + VAT.

This includes a 3m x 2m ‘Velcro compatible' shell scheme stand, graphic name board, 1 x 500 Watt power socket and 2 lights per stand. The exhibition will be open to delegates from 09.00 and close at 16.30 on 26th November 2010.

Each exhibitor is entitled to a complimentary 100-word editorial entry which will be handed out to all delegates at the conference, a further opportunity to raise awareness.


We can arrange reduced rate, good quality hotel accommodation at or near the venue for delegates who need it and will organise a free pre-conference evening reception at the venue for delegates on 25th November.


Please email or call 0121 707 7766 if you would like further information or you would like to book an exhibition stand. Space is limited so get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

This event is only £99 + VAT with a 10% reduction on bookings of 3 or more delegates. This is not a profit making event.

(Added to site Tuesday, October 19th, 2010)

Other Articles In This Issue

The Comprehensive Spending Review
Tenancy Obligations & Support Funding
Surviving The Brave New World
Intensive Housing Management: RSLs Securing the Future?

Responding to the DWP Consultation:  Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "It was well-run, in a good location, and very useful.  I've only one suggestion; as the session went on it would perhaps have been useful for bullet points of general agreement about what should be in the sector response to be displayed and added to as the session went on, maybe on a flip chart. Regarding your response paper, I particularly like the answer you give to question 9.  In fact the general: "if it ain't broke don't fix it" response could be pushed harder." M.P. - Adref Ltd


Briefing Signup