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Conference details

Collaborating For Our Communities
Thursday 25th November 9.30am – 1pm

BMELL case study - strategic planning case study

Conference aims and breakout sessions

Annual report

Optimising our Value for BME Communities –

BME London Landlords staff conference will cover how the collaboration has evolved since its inception in 2016, unpacking how BMELL members are working within their communities to deliver more than just affordable housing. This inaugural online conference creates a fantastic opportunity, for greater cross-fertilisation and networking across all of the levels of our collaboration.

How Can Our Collaboration Work Impact On Our Residents Customer Service?

In Light Of The COVID 19 Pandemic How Can We Improve Our Services?

In Breakout Groups We Will Explore These Two Questions To Look At How Collaborative Working Can Impact Our Service Delivery From A User Experience, Social Value & In Engagement with Wider Communities Perspective

What Social Housing Practitioners Should Know and Do ?

We have breakout sessions covering, Fire and Building SafetyTogether with TenantsNet Zero, Mental Health and Domestic Abuse, for delegates to get up to date information on compliance

BME London Landlords 5 Pillar Strategy, Theory of Change and Project Programme

How can we shape our organisations to do more for BME Communities in London. Having deeper human level relationships with our tenants creates opportunities for our organisations to do more.

Featured Talks & Speakers

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Full conference agenda

Debbie Weekes-Bernard

Deputy Mayor of London For Communities and Social Justice

Debbie Weekes-Bernard is the first black female Deputy Mayor of London. Her previous roles include, Head of Research at the Runnyemede Trust, also leading policy and research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which involve commissioning and managing research and projects on poverty, ethnicity and education

Elaine Bowes

Former Strategy Lead BME Housing Strategy 1991-1996

Author – The Development of Black Housing Associations – a marriage of community anger, moral response and organisational focus.

Bashir Uddin

Bangla Housing Association

Bashir Uddin and his team at Bangla Housing Association have been recently recognised for delivering the ‘Bangla COVID 19 Advice Project’, a standout project model showing how a BME led housing association can respond to its community in the most testing of circumstances.

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