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The Public Sector Solutions Expo

  • Date: 20th November 2018
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  • Cost: See 'Further Information' link

The event provides key policy updates, from over 80 sector leaders and experts, related to the current challenges faced by many in local government, with leading suppliers focused on offering tangible

The Public Sector Solutions Expo, taking place at Manchester Central on 20 November, is now open for registrations.

It’s a great opportunity to further your knowledge, expand your network and procure better.

You can expect networking, case studies and advice from experts across four key themes:
 

  • Digital & Technology
    Digital and technology has created an opportunity to solve public sector challenges, but a lack of capital investment, security fears and legacy issues make digital transformation difficult. How can digital be harnessed effectively for the public sector?
  • Workforce & Leadership
    The public sector workforce has shrunk considerably in recent years; the ability to recruit, retain and train talented staff is an ever-present challenge. The Public Sector Solutions Expo is providing expert advice on HR and organisational development.
  • Corporate Solutions
    Eight years into austerity, the public sector has made big strides in reforming itself to deliver improved value for money. However, organisations are still struggling to manage their finances. The Public Sector Solutions Expo will provide expert insights, top-quality products and services to explore.
  • Local Infrastructure
    Effective management and delivery of infrastructure assets has increased in importance as a way of delivering more regionally balanced growth and overcoming the UK’s lagging productivity growth. We're dedicating a zone at the show to local infrastructure to kickstart the discussion.

Expect to hear from key speakers and thought leaders, including:

  • Debbie Brown, Director of Service Reform & Development, Salford City Council
  • Jayne Glasgow, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Leicestershire County Council
  • Magid Magid, Cllr & Lord Mayor, Sheffield City Council

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Enabling Access and Availability: The Future of Housing Support for the Elderly and Vulnerable

  • Date: 27th November 2018
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  • Cost: See 'Further Information' link

The need for supported housing for the elderly and vulnerable is set to increase substantially as both groups become more numerous.

Central London, Tuesday 27th November 2018

This timely symposium provides Housing Regulators, Local Authorities, Benefits Officers and other key stakeholders the opportunity to assess the demand for supported housing, the issues surrounding the provision of high quality services and to develop strategies for the maximum provision of accommodation.

Delegates Will

  • Improve their understanding of how Universal Credit affects individual’s housing security
  • Develop awareness of the technological innovations available to improve housing quality for vulnerable groups
  • Debate local government housing budgets in light of the withdrawal of ringfencing
  • Consider the best methods to ensure elderly accommodation meets material and social requirements
  • Collate best approaches to improve the experience of carers when assisting vulnerable groups at home
  • Collaborate to share best practice in regards to moving vulnerable individuals from temporary accommodation to secure supported housing
  • Discuss the risk of homelessness for vulnerable groups
  • Analyse proposed Government supported housing schemes
  • Consider the Secure Tenancies Bill 2017 and assess its impact on the housing needs of those facing domestic abuse
  • Contribute methods of maximising of limited funding

There is an offer of a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 19th October 2018. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation.

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Disability Awareness Day

  • Date: 14th July 2019
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  • Cost: See further information link

Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in Warrington

Further Information about Disability Awareness Day

Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

Visitors to the show can expect to find around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee, Centre Arena and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You can also download a copy of the 2018 programme here

 

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