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Scottish Housing and Support Conference


Rights, Choice and Change

That’s the theme of this year’s Scottish Housing and Support Conference on Tuesday 6 October in Edinburgh. This key networking event is for policy makers, staff and service users in housing, health, social work and the voluntary sector. You can book now to secure the Early Bird rate of only £130 until mid August. Booking forms are on the website at www.joa.co.uk/shasc.html

In our opening plenary speakers will focus on human rights and discrimination and will involve service users and professionals. We will look at how we can take a human rights approach within housing, health and social care, how to ensure it will happen and how we can incorporate it into our work and services. Chris Osborne, Head of Policy and Communications with the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) will then speak about race, disability discrimination and hate crimes and we hope to have a service user from our SU consultation day contributing too.

Our Briefing Sessions

  • The impact of welfare reform and universal credit (CPAG Scotland; DWP speaker to be invited);
  • Health and social care integration – examples from projects

Our workshops will include

  • Reconfiguring housing support services in practice (Shetland Islands Council)
  • Women, homelessness and health (Scottish Women’s Aid)
  • Mental Health latest
  • New developments in Telehealth and Telecare
  • Self Directed Support – examples of good practice

In our closing plenary we hope that service users involved in developing the Charter For Involvement will speak about how it was developed, how it is working in practice and its human rights importance for service users.

More information is available at: http://www.joa.co.uk/shasc.html


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