Neil Barker, Director of the Welsh Procurement Alliance attended our first Low Carbon Conference last month, and was inspired by the positive noises coming from the sector.
With our HR and L&D Conference coming up in September, we spoke to Nick Fewings, one of the conference speakers and Director of Ngagementworks. He tells us how, with over 500 conference appearances around the globe under his belt, he has been given the nickname ‘Mr Infotainment’ with his ability to turn his practical knowledge, hints and tips, into entertainment.
Supporting tenants is central to the work housing associations do in Wales, and the team at Rhondda Housing Association know just how important early intervention is in building trust and establishing relationships. Viki Morgan, Tenancy Sustainability Officer, tells us more about their Get Set programme:
The Welsh Government asks social landlords to demonstrate how they have considered affordability when setting rents, leaving it up to the landlord to define what affordable means. Dan Hayes is a Rent Account Manager at Trivallis, and tells us how they are making sure their tenants are a key part of that decision making.
Nicola Evans was just 30 when she became Chair of Merthyr Valleys Homes, after becoming interested in housing while working as Policy Officer for Cymorth Cymru. Now Rights and Equalities Lead for the Older Persons Commissioner for Wales, Nicola tells us the links she has found between housing associations and social care, and what her role as Chair has meant for her professional development.
Ex-army medic Francesca Burrows currently runs a Needlesticks and Biochemical Awareness course on behalf of Call for the Wild. Here she explains why learning how to protect yourself at work is absolutely vital.