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Lord Kerslake joins line up for APPG Inquiry launch

We’re delighted to confirm that Chair of Peabody and former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, as our keynote speaker at the joint event from PlaceShapers and Communities that Work: IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES: How to support social housing tenants into sustainable employment.

This event will launch the findings and recommendations of the inquiry into Housing and Employment, led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Social Mobility (APPG).  Lord Kerslake said: “Covid- 19 has not been a leveller, it has impacted on those who are most vulnerable – including social housing tenants. This is a really powerful piece of research which is even more important in the context of Covid-19.”

Chaired by Rachael Orr, Director of PlaceShapers, the agenda of the event on Tuesday 20 October, 10am – 11:30 am, is as follows:

  1. Opening remarks – Rachael Orr, Director of PlaceShapers
  2. Welcome and response from the APPG –  Peter Aldous MP – co-chair of the APPG on Housing and Social Mobility
  3. Improving Opportunities – video of the findings
  4. Panel response
    1. Kate Shone – Director, Torus Foundation and Chair of Communities that Work
    2. Jonathan Higgs – CEO, Raven Housing Trust and PlaceShapers Board member
    3. Lord Kerslake – chair of Peabody and member of Housing and Employment Taskforce
  5. Open questions to the panel from delegates
  6. Closing remarks and next steps – Lynsey Sweeney, MD of Communities that Work

Delegates have the opportunity to feedback views and ask questions of our panellists and Professor Ken Gibb, from our research partners, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

The housing sector has a critical role to play in building an inclusive economic and social recovery. This inquiry proposes solutions and recommendations which will strengthen this role, help reduce inequalities and level up opportunities which better support social tenants into employment.

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