Homes and health: how housing and the NHS can work together

26/09/2019 - 26/09/2019 • 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU


  • 26 September

Registration opens, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Session one: opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Paul Dennett

Professor Paul  Johnstone

Richard Murray

Charlotte Norman

Jon Rouse

Professor Martin Vernon

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

11:15 AM 11:45 AM

Breakout A: Partnerships to improve people’s homes and health

11:45 AM 01:00 PM

Jane  Bellwood

DJ Dawn Johnson

RS Ricky Shortt

LS Lynn  Standen

Breakout B: The evolving role of the private rented sector  

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Dave Power

JR Julie Rugg

LS Luke Spanton

Breakout C: Health and housing integration from planning stage  

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Kevin McGeough

David  Russell

RT Rachel  Toms

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Breakout D: Older age and housing

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Kathryn Evans

AG Anna Garrod

HH Holly  Holder

Amanda Palin

Dr Jamie-Leigh Ruse

Breakout E: Bringing mental health closer to home

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Mark  Yates

Durka Dougall

DK Dr Priya Khanna

Deborah Partington

SW Shirley Wheeler

Breakout F: Repair and adaptation of current homes to improve health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Sue Adams

IC Ian Copeman

Janette Linacre

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

03:00 PM 03:20 PM

Session four: closing plenary    

03:20 PM 04:45 PM

Sue Adams

Terrie Alafat

Durka Dougall

Jeremy Porteus

Merron Simpson

Cllr Linda Thomas

Event Partner

Event Supporter




Sue Adams

Chief Executive
Care and Repair
Sue Adams is the Chief Executive of Care & Repair England, a national charity established in 1986 to improve the housing and living conditions of older and disabled people. Sue has contributed to successive governments’ policies concerning housing, ageing and the health and care connections. She chairs the national Housing & Ageing Alliance and Home Adaptations Consortium, serving on government, NHS and NGO committees, including the cross-departmental Integration Partnership Board. Sue was presented with OBE for services to older people’s housing in 2010, and the British Society of Gerontology Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019.

26 September

26 September

Terrie Alafat

Chief Executive
Chartered Institute of Housing
Terrie Alafat is chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards.
She was most recently director of housing in the Department for Communities and Local Government, with overall policy responsibility for the supply and management of housing across all tenures, housing growth, and homelessness prevention and support. As part of this, she also led on sponsorship of the Homes and Communities Agency. She has worked in the civil service covering various housing policies and programmes since 2003.
Terrie was given a CBE in 2013 for services to homeless people.
Terrie began her career in the UK in social services policy development in a local authority and was director of housing and corporate strategy in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea until she moved to the civil service. Her academic background is in social policy and research.
"I think what bonds us as housing professionals is a passionate belief about housing’s potential to improve people’s lives, strengthen communities, help vulnerable people and contribute to improving the economic and social health of our society.
"Our vision at CIH is of a housing system that works for everyone, and right now we have a very long way to go. Millions of people do not have access to a decent home they can afford. We have got to get more homes built and we have to ensure they are the right kind and in the right places. So as an organisation and as an industry we need to make sure we are clear about what works and what doesn’t, and that we understand the impact of policies on our communities. Our strength is being able to advise on the impact of policies, to point out why things aren’t working but also to suggest how things might work better.
"When it comes to delivering good housing we have little chance of getting it right unless we get things right on the front line. That’s what motivated me to join CIH – the opportunity to lead an organisation charged with ensuring that our profession is equipped to deliver better housing."

26 September

Jane Bellwood

, Sub Regional Housing Lead (North West)
Transforming Care Disabilities Programme, NHS England/NHS Improvement

26 September


Ian Copeman

Principal Housing Assistant
Housing LIN
Ian Copeman has extensive experience in the housing, care and support sectors. Prior to joining HSP he was a Strategic Commissioning Manager for housing, accommodation, and support for a local authority in the southeast of England for several years. He has 20 years' experience of managing and commissioning housing and support services for a wide range of clients particularly older people and disabled people. In addition, he has worked for Registered Providers (housing associations) and in the voluntary sector in service management, development and project management roles.
He joined HSP in 2006. At HSP he has a track record of working with a large number of local authorities, NHS organisations, housing associations, support providers, voluntary organisations and research funding bodies to undertake a wide range of projects in relation to housing, accommodation, and support (see Our Services and Publications for examples of his work).
He has direct recent experience of working with both local authorities and providers of housing, care and support services in relation to effectively managing the strategic and operational challenges in the current financial climate. He has particular expertise in developing and implementing commissioning plans for local authority and NHS commissioners.
He is highly effective at working with organisations to identify and address strategic and operational challenges with credible, financially realistic and deliverable business plans
Ian was until recently a Trustee of a national charity, Housing & Support Alliance, which provides advice and information about housing and support to disabled people, their families, and professionals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Housing & Support journal.

26 September

Paul Dennett

Executive Member for Housing, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Mayor of Salford
Following an academic career specialising in human resources, international business and industrial relations, Paul was elected to Salford City Council in 2011. In 2016 he was elected as the City’s Mayor. He is driving Salford’s continuing transformation with the only specialised media cluster outside London at the heart of inclusive social and economic growth. Paul has a long history of campaigning on social issues emphasising equality, financial inclusion, living wages, social value and the importance of housing and jobs for all. In May 2017 Paul was appointed Greater Manchester Combined Authority Portfolio Lead for Housing, Planning, Homelessness and Infrastructure and is currently overseeing Greater Manchester’s forthcoming Housing Strategy, Infrastructure Strategy and Plan for Homes, Jobs & the Environment (the revised draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework).

26 September

Durka Dougall

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development
The King’s Fund
Durka is a senior consultant in the Leadership and Organisational Development team. Before joining the Fund, Durka worked for NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group as Head of Population Health Improvement and Transformation supporting 13 health and care organisations to improve the health of 600,000 people across two London boroughs. She has also worked for Health Education England as a public health consultant and quality improvement specialist. Previously, Durka worked in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at King’s College Hospital and as a senior NHS commissioning manager in London.
Durka has experience of working across local, regional and international organisations to improve health and care by understanding needs, designing interventions to address these, evaluating outcomes, supporting system re-design and leading change on a large scale. Durka holds a Masters in health care leadership, a Masters in public health, a Fellowship in public health and was named NHS Emerging Leader of the Year by the London Leadership Academy in 2014.

26 September

26 September

Kathryn Evans

Head of Planning Delivery, Hospital to Home Programme,
NHS England
Kath is Deputy Director, Ageing Well Programme as part of the NHS Long Term Plan in NHS England and NHS Improvement. Key areas of work include improving the outcomes and responsiveness of intermediate care, continuing the rollout of the Enhanced Health in Care homes framework including, NHSmail into the independent social care sector and supporting community multidisciplinary teams in improving outcomes for people with frailty and multimorbidity.
Kath’s background includes working as a nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the NHS, in professional leadership, service development and operational management in the community, Kath has worked at a regional level in service improvement and assurance and delivery of CCG’s
Kath has led on improving the reduction in Delayed transfers of care from the hospital and was the Community Nurse lead for NHS England having a background as a District Nurse.
Kath is passionate about partnership working across health and social care and community services.

26 September


Anna Garrod

Head of Health and Resilience Policy
The British Red Cross

26 September


Juliann Hall

Health and Wellbeing Director, South Yorkshire Housing Association and National Executive Member,
New NHS Alliance

Holly Holder

Senior Evidence Manager
Centre for Ageing Better

26 September


Richard Holland

NCH Assistant Director Housing Operations
Nottingham City Homes

Dawn Johnson

Nottingham City Homes
Housing and Health Coordinator

26 September

Professor Paul Johnstone

North of England, Public Health England
Professor Paul Johnstone is the Regional Director for Public Health England (North). Previously he was the Cluster Director of Public Health for NHS North of England and Regional Director of Public Health for Yorkshire & the Humber. Since joining the NHS in 1983, Paul has worked as a hospital doctor, GP and as a manager. He has worked in a number of developing countries. In 1993 he trained in public health at Oxford and London, and worked for the Cochrane Collaboration and Oxford University as honorary senior lecturer. He subsequently worked in Teesside and Durham and Tees. He established the first regional public health team for Yorkshire and Humber before being appointed as Director of Public Health for NHS Yorkshire and Humber. During the 2012-3 transition he led national work on re-establishing healthcare public health, chairing a task group on developing the locally mandated public health advice service to clinical commissioning groups and working with NHS England on its public health role. He lives in North Yorkshire with his family.

26 September


Dr Priya Khanna

Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

26 September

Gill Leng

Health and Homelessness Adviser
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Gill has worked with local government for 20 years, enabling councils and their partners across England to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by tackling poor and unsuitable housing, preventing and responding to homelessness, building new homes and supporting communities.
Gill was Public Health England’s national advisor on homes, homelessness and health matters for Public Health England between January 2014 and March 2017, working with NHS England, DH and DCLG to inform national policy and programmes, and supporting local systems leadership to enable ‘homes in which to ‘start, live and age well’’.

Janette Linacre

Executive Director
Manchester Care and Repair
Janette is the Executive Director of Manchester Care and Repair, an independent charity and Home Improvement Agency delivering services which promote the independence and wellbeing of older people across the City of Manchester. Prior to joining Manchester Care & Repair in February 2007, Janette held a senior management role within Black Country Housing Group and managed four Care & Repair agencies in the West Midlands.
Janette has long recognised the key role that an older person’s home environment can play in helping to maintain independence and promote wellbeing and aims to bridge the gap between housing and health by delivering services which are not only highly valued by clients but whose impact can also be clearly evidenced to commissioners.
Manchester Care & Repair’s health commissioned Home from Hospital and Assisted Discharge Support services were a primary factor in them being named as Foundations Home Improvement Agency of the Year 2015.

26 September

Kevin McGeough

Director, Ebbsfleet Garden City
Healthy New Town Programme
Kevin is Head of Strategy and Place-making for Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and has the overall responsibility for developing and delivering the Vision for a 21st Century Garden City.As the first in a new generation of Garden Communities, Ebbsfleet is promoting innovation in design, procurement and delivery of new homes and neighbourhoods including intergenerational living opportunities.
Kevin also acts as the Director of the Healthy New Town (HNT) Programme at Ebbsfleet Garden City.
Kevin is an architect and urban designer and led the publication of Urban Design Compendium; delivering quality places; and HAPPI (housing our ageing population: panel for innovation)

26 September

Gill Moy

Director of Housing and Customer Services
Nottingham City Homes
Gill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, with over 20 years of strategic level housing management experience. During her time with Nottingham City Homes, Gill has helped steer the modernisation of the housing service to become a high performing, award winning and nationally recognised service.
Gill is a member of Nottingham City Council’s Corporate Parenting Board and Health and Wellbeing Board, and is a Board Member of Click Nottingham.
She lives in Nottingham and along with her husband is a foster carer for young people.

Richard Murray

Chief Executive
The King's Fund
Richard was appointed as Chief Executive of The King's Fund in January 2019, after five years as the Director of Policy.
Before joining the Fund in January 2014, Richard was a chief analyst at NHS England and had held a number of roles at the Department of Health, including senior economic adviser, director of strategy, director of financial planning and chief analyst, and director of finance, quality, strategy and analysis.
Richard initially trained as an economist and spent five years in academia before joining the Department of Health as an economic adviser. Following this he spent four years as a health care specialist at McKinsey & Co.

26 September

Charlotte Norman

Group Chief Executive
Mosscre St Vincent’s Housing Group
Charlie has worked in the sector for over 30 years, across the North West and in Vancouver, Canada, with a background in community and co-operative development, neighbourhood management and regeneration. She is Group CEO of Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group and committed to helping create more homes people can afford, more opportunity and better life chances for all.
Charlie is also a director of Bolton Community Homes, Vice Chair of the Manchester Housing Partnership and Vice Chair of PlaceShapers - a national network of over 100 housing organisations with a focus on people and place. Working with a wide range of partners, including the GM Housing Providers, she is a passionate campaigner for issues affecting housing, wealth and health inequality, supported housing, independent living and homelessness. Charlie is also a firm believer in building a great work environment where people can flourish with a focus on flexibility, agility and creativity.

26 September

Amanda Palin

Service Manager, Independent Living Service for the North West of England
The British Red Cross

26 September

Deborah Partington

Executive Director of Operations
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Deborah began her NHS career over 30 years ago, when she started her nurse training in Salford. Since then she has held a variety of senior posts in Greater Manchester including Clinical Leader, Head of Operations, Network Director and Associate Director of Operations, she also has a Masters in Health Services Management from the University of Manchester. She was seconded to the NHS Confederation– Mental Health Network in 2014/15 working with them to represent mental health organisations across England within national strategic developments. Deborah has led the clinical transformation programme for mental health services in Manchester on acquisition in 2017 and has led both preparation and been involved in inspecting other organisations with the CQC. She has taken a Greater Manchester Lead in reducing mental health acute out of area placements in collaboration with GMHSC, other providers, CCGs, LA’s and other partners and now leads the GM Responding to Mental Health Crisis. As Executive Director of Operations, Deborah’s current role is providing executive oversight of the operational management of all clinical services in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

26 September

Naomi Phillips

Director of Policy and Advocacy
The British Red Cross
I am a Director at the British Red Cross and part of its strategic leadership team.
I have a strong track record in leading high performing departments, teams and projects. I specialise in policy, research, advocacy, government relations, public affairs and partnership working.
I have fifteen years' experience working in not-for-profit sectors.

Jeremy Porteus

Chief Executive
Housing LIN
Jeremy Porteus has over 25 years’ experience at being at the forefront of policy and practice in housing for older and disabled people in the UK. He has worked in national and local government, housing associations and the voluntary sector.
Until 2011, Jeremy was the National Programme Lead for Housing at the Department of Health (DH), England, and responsible for its £227million Extra Care Housing capital grant programme. Since leaving the DH, Jeremy has established the Housing Learning and Improvement Network as a leading independent “learning lab”, bringing together leading policy makers, commissioners and providers of housing, health and social care nationally and regionally to test out new ideas and improve the housing with care choices for older and vulnerable people.
Jeremy sits on the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia Health and Social Care Champion’s Group and is also Chair of the Homes and Communities Agency’s Vulnerable and Older People’s Advisory Group (the government social housing investment body in England). He recently completed a major report as Inquiry Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation – HAPPI2. Other publications include another APPG Inquiry Report, Living Well at Home and a new viewpoint for the Housing LIN on Living Labs: A brave new world of customer driven extra care housing.
Jeremy is also a Fellow of Knowledge Transfer at Oxford Brookes University and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section on Housing.

26 September

Dave Power

One Manchester
Group Chief Executive
Dave Power has worked in housing and place regeneration nationally for the last 38 years. He has worked for Local Authorities in London and Manchester and has been a Director of regional and national Housing Associations since 1994. He was appointed Chief Executive of City South Manchester in 2008 and then Group Chief Executive of One Manchester in 2015.

He is a member of the City of Manchester’s Employment and Skills Board and Strategic Housing Boards, Chair of Athena (GMHP delivery vehicle), GMHP lead of employment and skills and is a Board member and investor of GM Homes Partnership, the Rough Sleepers Social Impact Bond.

26 September

Jon Rouse

Chief Officer
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Jon Rouse was appointed as Chief Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, in July 2016, to co-ordinate the delivery of Greater Manchester’s strategy for the transformation of health and care services, ‘Taking Charge Together’, as part of the wider devolution plans for public service reform.
Previously, Jon was Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. Other previous roles include:
oChief Executive, London Borough of Croydon
oChief Executive, Housing Corporation
oChief Executive, Commission for Architecture and the BuiltEnvironment
He has also held a wide range of non-executive positions. He is currently Chair of the Shaw Education Trust and a trustee of SICK! Festival. Jon is appointed to an honorary chair at the University of Manchester (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health). Jon has a first degree in law, Masters in business administration and urban policy and an honorary doctorate in urban design. Jon is also an honorary life member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

26 September


Julie Rugg

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy
University of York

26 September

Dr Jamie-Leigh Ruse

Senior Research and Policy officer
National Energy Action
Jamie-Leigh Ruse is an applied anthropologist working in the Research and Policy team at NEA (National Energy Action) – the national fuel poverty charity operating across Great Britain. She specialises in researching cold-related ill-health, energy behaviours and groups vulnerable to energy poverty.

26 September

David Russell

Senior Strategy Advisor
Healthy New Town Programme
David is a Senior Strategy Advisor in the NHS England and NHS Improvement Strategy Team and leads the Healthy New Towns Programme. David played a key role in the development of the Long Term Plan and interim People Plan and has also held roles in the voluntary sector and in housing.

26 September


Ricky Shortt

Housing and Health Coordinator
Nottingham City homes

26 September

Merron Simpson

Chief Executive
New NHS Alliance
Merron is Chief Executive of New NHS Alliance, a movement of professionals and local people working as equal partners to address health inequalities through Health Creation.
She is a former Head of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Housing and is now a national and local advisor and ‘sector-bridger’; she has vast experience of pushing boundaries in policy and practice in ‘people, places, housing and health’.
She has worked with housing associations, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and national organisations including Kings Fund, NHS England, National Housing Federation, Housing LIN, Local Government Association, Royal College of General Practitioners and Town and Country Planning Association.
Merron has a passion to bring congruence between services and the reality of people’s and communities’ lives. She blends her influencing and thought leadership capabilities, knowledge of housing and deep interest in people to drive forward change in both practice and policy.

26 September


Luke Spanton

Head of Private Rented Sector Standards, Ministry of Housing
Communities and Local Government

26 September


Lynn Standen

Housing Operations Manager
Nottingham City Homes

26 September

Cllr Linda Thomas

Leader of Boston Council, LGA Member
City Region Board
Linda Thomas is the Leader of Bolton MBC and has Executive responsibility for Health/ Children's and Adults Services. She chairs the Health and Wellbeing Board. Linda has been a councillor for twenty-seven years and has held leadership roles in Housing and Corporate Resources.
At the Local Government Association Linda is at present a member of the City Regions Board. She was previously Vice-Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board and has been Deputy Chair on LACORS and the Environment Board in the past.

26 September


Rachel Toms

Programme Manager, Housing and Health, Healthy Places
Public Health England

26 September

Professor Martin Vernon

National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care
NHS England
Martin qualified as a medical doctor in 1988 in Manchester. He trained as a Geriatrician and General Internal Physician in the North West and London before becoming an NHS Consultant in Manchester in 1999 where he continues to practice medicine. He has an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College London and continues to teach these subjects.
Martin has held many senior NHS leadership roles including Clinical, Divisional and Associate Medical Director. He has been Clinical Champion for older people and integrated care In Greater Manchester and British Geriatrics Society Champion for End of Life Care. He was also a standing member of the NICE Indicators Committee.
Martin teaches Medical Ethics and Law at Salford University and was appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Chester in 2016.
In 2016 he was appointed National Clinical Director for Older People at NHS England and Improvement. He has led multiple national workstreams including the development of the NHS Long Term Plan Ageing Well Programme published in 2019.

26 September


Shirley Wheeler

Senior Manager Operational Support
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

26 September

Mark Yates

Director of Operations
Rethink Mental Illness
Mark has worked in care and support services for many years, starting his career working across supported housing and supported living services as a support worker for homeless families and individuals with a learning disability. Mark moved onto work in older people’s services, leading a team to deliver housing support services with Housing and Care 21. More recently Mark has worked for Skills for Care, supporting the social care sector to recruit, retain and develop a great workforce. Now at Rethink Mental Illness, Mark leads the Operations Directorate to deliver a range of housing and community-based care and support services to individuals severely affected by mental illness.

26 September


Helen Armitage

Consultant in Public Health
Sefton Council

Rebecca Atkinson

Executive Director of Neighbourhoods
Sunderland City Council

Maxine Baron

ICC Development Lead
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Aateeka Bashir

Community and Partnership Manager
Great Places Housing Group

Victoria Bennett

National Delayed Hospital Discharge Programme Lead
NHS England/Improvement

Paul Blythin

Relationship Manager
Active Lancashire

Tammy Bradley

Deputy Executive Director
Progress Housing Group

Hannah Brayford

Project Support Officer
Alzheimer's Society

Tricia Brindle

External Funding Manager

Fiona Brown

Executive Director of Neighbourhoods
Sunderland City Council

Toria Buzza

Wellbeing Lead Cheshire West and Chester

Nikki Carter

Service Manager, Direct Services (ASC)
South Tyneside Council

Imran Choudhury

Director of Public Heath
Sutton Council

Anna Clarke

Associate Director

Francis Clarke

Partnership Manager
Home Group

Lisa Cookson

Expert by experience

Jenny Coombs

Programme Director
Local Partnerships

Maggie Cornall

Director of Operations
Blackpool Coastal Housing

Rosie Dalton-Lucas

Hd of Programmes Healthy Places
Southwark Council

Simon Dawes

Senior Associate

Fiona Flowers

Specialist Advisor For Community Settings
Macmillan Cancer Support

Kevan Forde

Head of Innovation
Anchor Hanover

Kim Forey

Director of Integration
NHS Gloucestershire CCG/Gloucestershire County Council

Pippa Foster

Head of Care & Support
Nottingham Community Housing Association

Claire Glazzard

Public Health Programme Lead
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Ann Hanlon

Business Development Lead
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Margaret Hanson

Chief Executive Officer
Imagine Independence

Daniel Hardy

Senior Business Partner
Leeds City Council

Edaward Hughes

Head of Resident Services
ClwydAlyn Housing Limited

Peter Hunter

ASC Programme & Assurance Manager
SouthTyneside Council

Jenny Irwin


Chris Joynes

Director of Customer Support Services

Gemma Keane

Statistics Regulator
Office for Statistics Regulation

Sarah Kemp

Executive Director
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Angela King

Strategic & Operations Manager
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Larpent

Senior Associate
Standards Wise International

Robin Lawler

Chief Executive
Northwards Housing

Wil Lewis

Commissioning Manager - Housing Care & Support

Shabbir Lorgat

Business Development Director

Tom Luckraft

Assistant Head of Planning
NHS England / Improvement

Francesca Markland

Programme Manager- Integrated Care
Alzheimer's Society

Anna McDougall

Policy and research officer
Knowsley Council

Alan McGee

Public Health Lead
Sefton Council

Nicola McGrath

Community Programmes Director

Andrew Milne


Andrew Milne


Vicki Moore

Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Mary Morgan

Lead Commisioner for Housing, Health & Care
NHS Gloucestershire CCG/Gloucesterhire County Council

Alex Morrish

Regional Neighbourhood Manager

Allison Newell

Business Manager
NHS Business Services Authority

Catherine O'byrne

Public Health & Commissioning Manager
Nottinghamshire County Council

Johnathan Pascall

Sales Director
Orion Health

Helen Perfect

Head of Services Inpatients Crisis & Liaison
Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Louise Platt

Executive Director Care & Business Partnerships
Longhurst Group

Darren Portman

Care and Health Manager

Zoe Pyatt

Housing Manager
Stafford and Cannock League of Hospital Friends

Mansur Quraishi

Strategic Commissioner
Camden CCG

Denise Rainford

More Positive Together Officer
Great Places Housing Group

Pete Ramshaw

Deputy Housing Manager
Stafford and Cannock League of Hospital Friends

Katrina Reid

Health Improvement Manager
Health Scotland

Tom Rhodes

Communications Manager
Novo Nordisk

Nick Romilly

Senior Public Health & Commissioning Manager
Nottinghamshire County Council

John Routledge

East Sussex Community Voice

Leigh Selway

Head of Business Development North
Metropolitan Thames Valley

Paul Seymour

Executive Director of Resident Services
ClwydAlyn Housing Limited

Rachel Snow-Miller

Director of Commissioning – All Age Mental Health
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System

Chris Standish

Regeneration and Place Manager
Regenda Homes

Frances Steepe

Expert by Experience
NHS England Expert by Experience

Anji Stokes

ICC Development Lead
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Sutherland

Integration Programme Manager
Luton Borough Council

David Thorpe

Adaptations and Wellbeing Manager

Anne Tidmarsh

Director Partnerships Adult Social Care and Health
Kent County Council

Bally Toor

Product Lead
Orion Health

Chris Weston

Head Occupational Therapist
Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

Denise Williams

Head of Supported Housing
Blackpool Coastal Housing

Ethan Williams


Thomas Wilson

Policy Officer
Independent Age

Louise Woodfine

Principal Public Health Practitioner
Public Health Wales

Mary Woodhall

Business Development Manager
Alternative Futures Group

Darren Wright

Relationship Manager
Active Lancashire

Public Health England

We exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Housing LIN

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is a sophisticated network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.
Recognised by government and the housing with care sector as a leading ‘knowledge hub’ on specialist housing, our online and regional networked activities:
  • connect people, ideas and resources to inform and improve the range of housing choices that enable older and disabled people live independently
  • share market insight and intelligence on latest funding, research, policy and innovative developments to spread practice faster, and
  • engage with industry to raise the profile of specialist housing with developers, commissioners and providers to plan, design and deliver aspirational housing for an ageing population


Founded in 2004, Alertacall is the first organisation in the world to specialise in the development of technology to improve daily contact with independent people and drive meaningful outcomes.

Home Group

Home Group provides a unique mix of health, social care and housing services. As a large housing provider, we have a wealth of expertise and deliver a wide range of specialist and support services to people with complex health and social care needs.
We recognise the diverse needs in communities and our new models of care provide integrated health, housing and social care services. We work in partnership with the NHS and local government to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, the quality of customer care, and reducing costs.
We do not replicate the institutional or clinically orientated environments but create joyful, lively and characterful places people want to live.

National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS)

The shelter receives funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to deliver the National Homelessness Advice Service to Local Authorities, Citizens Advice in England, and other local and national voluntary advice organisations. The overall aims of the project are to enable frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice, and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness where possible.

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learns, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

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Registration opens, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Panorama Lounge

Grab your badge, some refreshments and visit the exhibition stands before the start of the session at 10 am.
AM Session

Session one: opening plenary

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Panorama 2&3

Welcome and introduction
Richard Murray
, CEO, The King’s Fund

Keynote speech: The role of housing in aligning health and social care system to wider public services
  • Hear about the Greater Manchester approach, a comprehensive public service model with housing integrated into delivery.
  • Case studies of what this looks like in practice, with lessons and challenges for integrated care systems and housing providers. 
Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Panel discussion: Housing and health, the promise and the challenge
  • Learn how health, care and housing need to come together to deliver population health
  • Hear about the long-term plan’s provisions and how they will be delivered on the ground 
  • Understand the role of local government in tackling the housing crisis and supporting population health 
Professor Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS England
Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford, Executive Member for Housing, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Charlotte Norman, Group Chief Executive, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group
Professor Paul Johnstone, Director, North of England, Public Health England

Questions and discussion 


Housing and health resources for delegates.docx Download Link
Jon_Rouse.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

11:15 AM 11:45 AM Panorama Lounge

  • Take part in the scavenger hunt (3 x £100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!)
  • Visit the exhibition stands
  • Decide which of the 3 breakout sessions you would like to attend after the tea break. No need to sign up in advance, just show up to the one you want (first-come, first-serve).
AM Session

Breakout A: Partnerships to improve people’s homes and health

11:45 AM 01:00 PM Panorama 2&3

Welcome and introduction
Jane Bellwood, Sub Regional Housing Lead (North West), Transforming Care Disabilities Programme,
NHS England/NHS Improvement

Housing to health: rehousing and support in Nottingham
  • Hear how partnerships to find people suitable homes to speed up a patient’s discharge from hospital
  • Learn how to deliver both cost avoidance and significant patient benefits 
Lynn Standen, Housing Operations Manager,
Nottingham City Homes
Ricky Shortt, Housing and Health Coordinator,
Nottingham City Homes
Dawn Johnson, Housing and Health Coordinator,
Nottingham City Homes

Questions and discussion 


Lynn_Standen.pdf Download Link
AM Session

Breakout B: The evolving role of the private rented sector  

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Outlook Room

Welcome and introduction
Luke Spanton, Head of Private Rented Sector Standards, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Tenure as an increasingly important health component
  • With private renting now accommodating 2.4 million households in England, hear why it is important to understand the health implications of renting
  • Learn about the distinctive characteristics of the private rented sector and the impact on mental health outcomes from non-decent housing and housing insecurity
Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York

Improving rented accommodation in Greater Manchester
  • Hear about the plans to improve the property conditions of the private rented homes.
  • Learn from the “Healthy Homes” project that local authorities develop for place-based solutions.
Dave Power, Group Chief Executive, One Manchester

Questions and discussion


Dave_Power.pdf Download Link
Julie_Rugg.pdf Download Link
AM Session

Breakout C: Health and housing integration from planning stage  

11:45 AM 12:45 PM SurveyRoom

Welcome and introduction
Rachel Toms, Programme Manager, Housing and Health, Healthy Places, Public Health England

In this session we are going to showcase the learning and innovation from the NHS Healthy New Towns Programme.
  • Hear how the NHS works with 10 housing developments across England to shape the health of communities and to rethink how health and care services can be integrated
  • Understand how Healthy New Towns unites public health, NHS providers and commissioners, planning and housing development to plan and build healthier places
  • Hear from people running the demonstrator sites across the country who share practical learning and valuable insights about bringing housing and health together, from the planning stage
Kevin McGeough, Director, Ebbsfleet Garden City,
Healthy New Town Programme
David Russell, Senior Strategy Advisor,
Healthy New Towns Programme

Questions and discussion 


David Russell.pdf Download Link
Kevin Mcgeough.pdf Download Link

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Panorama Lounge

Take part in the scavenger hunt (3 x £100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!), visit the exhibition stands and decide which of the 3 breakout sessions you would like to attend after the lunch. No need to sign up in advance, just show up to the one you want (first-come, first-serve)
PM Session

Breakout D: Older age and housing

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Survey Room

Welcome and introduction
Holly Holder, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better  

The fight against social isolation starts at home
  • Hear how the community in partnership with the third sector can learn the language of health to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing
  • The role of social prescribing in tackling health inequalities for older people in critical need of preventive services
Anna Garrod, Head of Health and Resilience Policy,
The British Red Cross
Amanda Palin, Service Manager, Independent Living Services for the North West of England, The British Red Cross

Discharge to assess: the long-term plan for out-of-hospital care
  • Understand the practical benefits of getting people straight home and providing care in their home rather than keeping them in hospital
  • Gain insights from this evidence-tested pilot on how to reduce bed costs and long length of stay instead of ending up in a care home with an expensive care package.
Kathryn Evans, Head of Planning Delivery, Hospital to Home Programme, NHS England

Cold homes and ill health: transferable learning for the delivery of integrated, prevention-oriented support
  • Hear about the associated costs to health and social care of cold and damp housing as well as the value that health-related affordable warmth initiatives can present.
  • Gain insights from best practice case studies that are delivering cross-sector support to bring affordable warmth to vulnerable households at risk of cold-related ill health.
Dr Jamie-Leigh Ruse, Senior Research and Policy officer, National Energy Action.

Questions and discussion 


Anna Garrod,.pdf Download Link
Jamie Ruse.pdf Download Link
PM Session

Breakout E: Bringing mental health closer to home

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Outlook Room

Welcome and introduction
Durka Dougall, Senior Leadership and Organisational Consultant, The King’s Fund

Housing and rehabilitation in recovery from mental illness
  • Learn why supported housing is the crucial interim step to recovery from mental ill health
  • Understand why joining up health and housing services is not optional in tackling mental health issues and why lack of integration fails the most vulnerable
Dr Priya Khanna, Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Working differently in mental health: partnerships to make good housing everyone’s business
  • Hear about the positive impact of having settled housing on mental health and how secure accommodation enables the road to recovery.
  • Learn from the Greater Manchester Mental Health strategy commitments about how to work better together for better outcomes and reduced inequalities.
Deborah Partington, Executive Director of Operations, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Shirley Wheeler, Senior Manager Operational Support, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

The provider’s perspective: experiences of where the pathway works well
  • Learn about well-established solutions and existing barriers.
  • Hear about ideas for moving forward, connected to the emerging NHS long-term plan provisions.
Mark Yates, Director of Operations, Rethink Mental Illness

Questions and discussion


Mark_Yates.pdf Download Link
Priya_Khanna.pdf Download Link
Shirley_Wheeler.pdf Download Link
PM Session

Breakout F: Repair and adaptation of current homes to improve health

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Panorama 2&3

Welcome and introduction
Sue Adams, Chief Executive, Care and Repair 

Examples of local action in practice: Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network) in Greater Manchester
  • Learn from a range of practical examples how to achieve a more varied housing offer in any locality
  • Hear from best practice examples on how to secure homes that are accessible for people of all ages and abilities
Ian Copeman, Principal Housing Assistant, Housing LIN

Disrepair in the North of England: the direct impact on health
  • Learn how disrepair affects the occupants of poor housing, further compounding disadvantage and health inequalities
  • Benefit from the solutions local pioneers offer through practical housing interventions and adaptations to current homes
Janette Linacre, Executive Director, Manchester Care and Repair

Questions and discussion


Ian_Copeland.pdf Download Link
Janette_Linacre.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking   

03:00 PM 03:20 PM Panorama Lounge

Last chance to collect the stamps from the exhibitors and take part in the scavenger hunt (£100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs!).
PM Session

Session four: closing plenary    

03:20 PM 04:45 PM Panorama 2&3

Welcome back
Durka Dougall, Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

Panel discussion: making change happen

  • What if an STP were more proactive on housing and organisations with housing responsibilities were more proactive on health?
  • How can we ensure that plans are not only short-term oriented? Why should elected councillors be interested in health?
  • In this panel discussion, which will close the day, leaders from different parts of the health, care and housing systems will contemplate a different future.

Discussion facilitator:
Durka Dougall
, Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

Panel speakers:
  • Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive, Housing LIN
  • Sue Adams, Chief Executive, Care and Repair
  • Merron Simpson, Chief Executive, New NHS Alliance
  • Cllr Linda Thomas, Leader of the Labour Group, Bolton City council

Questions and discussion 

Close of conference