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HSA Autumn Lecture 2018

15 November 2018

Housing for Older People: A Vibrant Offer?

Tickets now available for the Housing Studies Association Autumn Lecture 2018, kindly supported by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Hanoveand the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018; 4:30pm followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Hanover Conference Centre, Edinburgh

We are delighted to welcome the follow speakers: Professor David Robinson (University of Sheffield); Kris Peach (Housing & Care 21); and Dr Vikki McCall (University of Stirling)

Professor David Robinson is a human geographer whose practice centres on the application of geographical thought and practice to expose contemporary challenges in urban society and to critically analyse the responses of policy and practice. Much of his career has been spent at the interface of knowledge and action. Professor Robinson will speak on diversity of housing options for older people’s housing in a housing system shaped by markets rather than social policy.

Kris Peach is the Director of Extra Care at Housing & Care 21. He joined the organisation in July 2010 following a period of time working for a specialist supported housing provider. Kris previously worked for Claimar Care for over 10 years in operational and development roles, managing and commissioning new Home Care and Extra Care services. He will be talking about the challenges in delivering housing for older people and the response HC21 have taken in developing more homes for those that need it most.

Dr Vikki McCall is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Housing at the University of Stirling. Her work has included extensive research on housing and ageing, focusing on the role of front-line workers, service users, volunteers and the policy process. Dr McCall will be speaking on recent research projects considering whether co-production is part of the solution to older people’s housing.


The UK faces a rapidly ageing population who require housing that enables their health and well-being. How to address this challenge is one of the most important tasks facing national and local government, and housing providers across the statutory, private and housing association sectors. The speakers will reflect on these issues and how they are being addressed across the UK on 15th November and take questions from the audience.

There will be a drinks reception following the lecture and an opportunity to network with Housing Studies Association members and guests.


Tickets are now available via our online shop here, £15 for non-members, £5 for members: https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-social-sciences/the-faculty-of-social-sciences/hsa-autumn-lecture-2018

You can take advantage of our discounted member tickets by becoming an HSA member. More information is available here:


Free places for Early Career Researchers at the Housing Studies Association Autumn Lecture

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is kindly sponsoring 10 places for Early Career Researchers at the Autumn Lecture.

If you would like to reserve a free ticket for the autumn lecture please email Richard Dunning (r.j.dunning@liverpool.ac.uk) with your name and status as an Early Career Researcher (e.g. postgraduate research Student / researcher). The 10 free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, eligibility permitting.



15 November 2018


Housing Studies Association
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