‘Room For Young People’ – Youth Housing Conference

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Date:16 April 2018 - 17 April 2018
Time:All day
Venue:Aston University Conference Centre
Aston University
West Midlands
B4 7ET
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Looking to develop an inspiring youth offer for social housing residents?

Passionate about working to unlock young people’s potential?

Determined to give young people a voice in their communities?

If you said yes to any of these questions, the ‘Room For Young People’ youth housing conference is for you…

Hosted by Clarion Housing Group, DCH and the Housing Association Youth Network (HAYN), housing providers will take over the Aston University Conference Centre on 17th April 2018.

‘Room for Young People’ aims to bring those focusing on young people in Housing, the Youth sector and commissioners together under one roof for the first time.

With a focus on the journey of a young person, the conference will explore how through collaboration we can develop an inspiring youth offer that unlocks potential, extends opportunities and helps communities.

Building on the recent success of the Housing Association Youth Network in securing £2.5m for collaborative youth programmes, ‘Room for Young People’ aims to bring those focusing on young people in housing together under the same roof for the first time.

Highlights will include:

  • Keynote speeches from Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK and Anisa Hagdidi, Founder and CEO of Beatfreeks
  • Panel of experts including Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa (CEO of The Foyer Federation), Louise Cannon (Housing Lead for UnLtd) and Leads from DCH and Clarion Housing Group.
  • A Youth Inspiration Awards Ceremony on 16th April  7pm – 10pm ( Award Categories include:Environmental, Intergenerational, Community Action, Youth Enterprise, Youth Arts, Young Ambassadors, Breakthrough Award – plus Inspiring Staff Award).
  • Young social housing ambassadors from the Netherlands and England will present their ideas on a ‘Future-proof Community for Young People’
  • Interactive workshops and panels covering developing your youth housing offer, collaboration and funding and asset-based approaches topics

More information and Ticket Links:

Please see the attached leaflet for more information and to book your tickets. (Tickets can also be booked using the links below…)

Conference Tickets (17 April 2018, 9.30am – 4.00pm):


Nominate young residents for the Youth Inspiration Awards:


Book FREE tickets for the Youth Inspiration Awards (16 April 2018, 7.00pm – 10.00pm):