NPSS National Conference - 29 and 30 June 2020

Supporting partnerships, inspiring change

The NPSS National Conference 2020 is, like all our conferences, delivered at cost and not for profit. Why does value for money matter to us?  We want to enable as many delegates from local authorities and partner agencies to attend, maximise their opportunities to network and make new contacts, share learning and leave inspired.

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NPSS is closely monitoring the advice being provided by government; the health and wellbeing of all those attending our conference and other NPSS events is of the utmost priority.

At this moment in time, plans remain in place for the NPSS National Conference on 29 and 30 June 2020, to go ahead unless we are directed by government to cancel or delay.

  • Day tickets: £145
  • Two day tickets (with accommodation and dinner): £299
  • Two day tickets (without accommodation and dinner): £240
  • Two day group tickets (with accommodation and dinner): £279*

*Group tickets are based on 4 delegates from the same authority/organisation paying the full two day ticket price of £299; five or more delegates from the same authority/organisation will pay the two day ticket price of £279 

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29-30 June 2020

NPSS National Conference 2020

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Keynote Speakers for 2020

Policy and Delivery update - Jo Beck, MHCLG

Jo will provide an update from MHCLG Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Directorate on policy and delivery

Tackling Rough Sleeping in Hampshire - Steve Benson and James McDermott, Two Saints

Steve Benson will describe Two Saints and set out the latest position on rough sleeping in Hampshire. James McDermott will then look at the various ways Two Saints are working with Hampshire County Council, the unitary authorities and the local housing authorities to meet the government’s objective

Transforming Culture: making work fun - Phil Turner, Test Valley Borough Council

In this lively session, Phil will talk about his belief that work can, and should, be fun. At least some of the time…!? This session will reflect on how local authorities have traditionally administered statutory homelessness duties, and on new opportunities that require us all to think about ourselves, and about how our service and ....

A journey through the shadow Private Rented Sector -Ben Reeve-Lewis, Safer Renting

The new report funded by Trust for London, compiled by Safer Renting and overseen by Dr Julie Rugg of York University, gives voice to those renting exclusively from rogue landlords and exposes the scams, trends and misery of this hidden part of the rental sector, featuring interviews with tenants, lawyers, environmental health officers ....

Focus report on complaints about the HRA - Neil Mackay and Lowri Dixon, Local Government Ombudsman

Neil Mackay and Lowri Dixon have been working together to create the new focus report that will provide learning points and good practice tips from the Ombudsman’s investigations of HRA complaints

Designing out homelessness - Jean Templeton, St Basils

Jean will Outline the work of the West Midlands Combined Authority Homelessness Taskforce, with representatives from Local Authority members, public sector bodies, housing associations and the business and voluntary sectors. She will also highlight the importance of a systemic people-centred approach to tacking homelessness, incorporating ....

Case Law Update - Liz Davies, Garden Court Chambers

Liz will provide a Case Law Update (to include allocations)

Partnerships, communities and homelessness - Ralph Facey, Radian

Ralph will talk about Radian’s future plans as a combined organisation to do more for their customers and communities and to tackle homelessness in the areas they serve.