Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Housing Conference Saturday, February 10th 2007

Scottish Monitoring Group on Housing & Homelessness


9:30 Registration (and workshop sign-up)

10:00 Convenor’s Opening remarks/housekeeping etc - Andrew Fraser

10:05 Welcome to Pollokshaws – Cllr. Stephen Curran

10:10 Messages of Support, Introduction to speakers -

10:15 Colin Deans, former board member GHA & GHAM.

“Couldnae run a Menogè”

10:25 Mike Dailly, Principal Solicitor, Govan Law Centre.

“GHA - A Legal Report Card”

10:35 Dr. Stirling Howieson, University of Strathclyde.

“How our homes are making us ill”

10:55 Coffee/tea/comfort break

11:10 Workshops:-

  • Real Tenant Participation/Empowerment” (Sam Harper+)
  • Second Stage Transfers” (Jimmy Black + Cllr Keith Baldesarra)
  • Homelessness (Maggie Brunjes of GHN+ Mike Dailly)
  • Accessible Housing (Cllr Billy McAllister+Frank ??)
  • Racism in Housing (Dave Le Sage+Mehri McAvoy)
  • Fuel Poverty V affordable warm healthy homes” (Grant Thoms + Neil Philips)
  • Langlands Principles of Governance” (Colin Deans + Rose Bowie)
  • Freedom of Information”.

12:30 Break for lunch (soup and sandwiches avail here at nominal cost)

1:25 Workshops:- as morning

2:40 Coffee/tea/comfort break

2:50 Plenary session –Convenor: Bernard Ponsonby, Political Editor, Scottish Television.

Feedback from workshop rapporteurs, Policy statements from

Conservatives (a parliamentary candidate,name TBA)

Greens - Patrick Harvie MSP

Labour - Des McNulty MSP, Deputy Minister, Communities

Liberal Democrats - Isabel Nelson

SNP - Sandra White MSP

SSP - Cllr. Keith Baldesarra

Solidarity - Graham Campbell

Question and Answers session – Panel of politicians & rapporteurs

4:40 Summation of conference and closing remarks

It is hoped there will be exhibits from Unison, PAIH, EAPN, FEANTSA, CECODHAS, GHN, GLC and others, literature stalls, a bookseller and YOU!

There is no participation fee for the conference (which includes tea, coffee and biscuits) but we suggest a donation of £2 from unwaged or £5 from waged.

A simple healthy lunch will be offered at cost.

No comments:

Blog Archive