Closing date nears for TIS Annual Conference

Friday 08 – Sunday 10 June, Westerwood Hotel & Resort, Glasgow

The closing date to secure your place at the TIS Annual Conference 2018 is now fast approaching.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join TIS, together with tenants and housing organisation professionals from across the country at the Westerwood Hotel and Resort for the TIS Annual Conference 2018: More than Housing.

From Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June, this hugely inspiring, 3-day event, will boast an array of innovative workshops, inspiring study tours, ample networking opportunities, and an excellent line up of sector leader speakers.

Housing is more than bricks and mortar. Join us as we explore the importance of hearing the tenant voice, the knock-on effect of welfare reform, significant community regeneration projects, key social care and health issues, and pioneering digital technology initiatives.

Greatly anticipated highlights of the event programme include a panel session lead by Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde, innovation theatre delivered by Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite, and motivational plenary from Fiona McKenzie, Co-Founder of Centrestage Music Theatre, as they manifest the weekend’s theme of ‘More than Housing’.

The event encourages you to get involved in discussions and debates, to voice your opinions, and to gain fresh and inspiring ideas. Workshops include:

  • Value for Money and Finance
  • Elaine Byrne, Scotland’s Housing Network

  • Universal Credit: The impact on people and places
  • Jeremy Hewer, SFHA

  • Dementia Pathways: Housing’s role in supporting people living with Dementia
  • Donna Milton, Arneil Johnstone

  • Place Standard: How good is your place
  • Johnny Cadell, Architect & Design Scotland and Paul Wallace, Keep Scotland Beautiful

  • The New Private Residential Tenancy: Understanding the changes
  • Michael Annandale, Moo Lets

  • Housing Revenue Accounts
  • James Coutts, East Lothian Council

    This conference puts the most topical challenges we face in housing today under the microscope as we aim to help change social housing in Scotland for the better. Study visits and innovation theatres include:

    • Falkirk Wheel, Scottish Canals Boat Tour
    • Dementia Friendly Home, BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig
    • Anne McWhinnie, Alzheimer Scotland, Dementia Friends
    • Josh Littlejohn MBE, Co-Founder of Social Bite
    • The TIS National Excellence Awards 2018 will also take centre stage as landlords, tenants, residents, and community groups are recognised and honoured for demonstrating a commitment to making a difference within the Scottish social housing sector as part of the Gala Dinner evening.

      Book your place to experience a fantastic, feel good, weekend. Call the TIS office on 0141 248 1242, email or visit the TIS website at for workshop and speaker updates.

      Highlights from the 2017 conference weekend can be viewed at:

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