20 May

CIEH 13th Housing and Health Conference

Two-day online conference: 20 and 21 May

CIEH member: £99
Affiliate member: £199
Non-member: £199

Time: 09.30 - 13.30

Online (BigMarker)

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The relationship between housing and health has never been more evident, as the pandemic has underlined the importance of people’s homes, communities and access to green spaces. The 2021 conference will provide a strategic overview of the work carried out throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and discuss how future housing plans in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) have been affected. Delegates will discuss innovation trends, future planning and priorities in housing, and fire safety updates.

The Social Housing White Paper, borne as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, will also be deliberated upon and reviewed. There will also be an update on the new Fire Safety Bill 2021 and the implications for practitioners.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be part of this two half-day conference, featuring a series of thought-provoking sessions.

Highlighted topics

  • Learn how to plan and collaborate for a post-COVID-19 future
  • Explore and debate The Social Housing White Paper
  • Discuss the draft Building Safety Bill and how the reforms will work
  • Explore practical ways of improving indoor conditions in PRS

Who should Attend 

  • Private sector housing managers
  • Senior public housing officers
  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Private sector housing officers
  • Housing providers


"Very enjoyable with very good speakers"
"I am very glad I attended as it served as both a refresher and delivered extra helpful materials."

"It was very interesting, thanks

Past CIEH Annual Housing and Health Conference delegates


CPD: 7 Hours

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Key Sponsors:



Fraser and Fraser

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BRE is the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science organisation: an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all. We use independent cutting-edge research to generate new knowledge and to develop our range of products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. Through our test facilities we offer a professional evaluative consultancy partnered with technical services. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the answer to virtually any construction-related testing question.
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Civica is the market-leading partner for public protection teams. With over thirty years of sector experience, we support over two hundred UK public sector organisations.
Cx, our digital platform for regulatory services supports councils and their shared service arrangements to accelerate their digital agenda. Using cloud and mobile technology, Cx supports Environmental Health & Trading Standards teams to streamline service requests and inspections management. It helps local authorities meet evolving legislative and citizen demands to deliver better responsive services and improve community outcomes today, and in the future.

At Fraser and Fraser, we’ve been working with the Public Sector since 1969. We support Local Government departments who need to identify and locate people, usually the next-of-kin of a deceased person. We do this by systematically building a comprehensive and detailed family tree showing the next-of-kin and their contact details. Our research services support Local Authorities in many different areas, including funerals under S.46 Public Health Act, Empty Homes and Client Financial Affairs / Appointeeship & Deputyship. All our services are free of charge to the Public Sector. Contact us on 0207 832 1400 and [email protected] 


Idox Software build software for government and industry to work better and comply with regulations.
For government, we deliver process driven software that underpins the management of planning & building control, environmental health and licensing procedures. Idox also helps manage elections, drive collaboration in social services and brings health service information together.
We build facilities management software that enables the efficient management of property. And we build outstanding document software that enables management excellent in engineering for large scale, complex capital projects.

Meta Street

Metastreet support local authorities in achieving their ambitions to protect tenants and drive up standards in the private rented sector. We have seen first-hand how poor housing conditions can wreck tenants' lives. Metastreet was formed by the coming together of experienced practitioners, business process and software engineers to develop specialist, innovative and high-quality software services. Metastreet is now powering some of the leading regulatory housing authorities in England.


RHE is a company that delivers consulting, training and innovative technical and financial solutions for environmental and public health professionals, regulators and the people they serve
What we do:
RHE is very active in assessing how the digital technology revolution will transform the environmental health profession. We update and simplify systems and processes using the latest technology and develop innovative solutions to everyday problems. To support our clients, we offer expertly supervised forums for environmental health professionals so that they can seek help, and share expertise in their efforts to better serve and protect public and environmental health.

Deborah Garvie

Deborah Garvie is Policy Manager at Shelter and leads Shelter’s work on homelessness, temporary accommodation and management of social housing, including the Social Housing White Paper. She’s previously worked on licensing of HMOs and the Right to Rent. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services. And campaigns to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.

Fiona MacGregor

Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). RSH was previously part of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), of which Fiona was the Executive Director of Regulation from November 2015.  Fiona has worked at the HCA since it launched in 2008, before which she was Deputy Director of Investment at the Housing Corporation, and Head of Development at London and Quadrant, a large registered provider.

Daniel Slade

Daniel Slade, Policy and Projects Manager, Town and Country Planning Association joined the TCPA in January 2020 to work as a Policy and Projects Manager. Before this he worked at the Royal Town Planning Institute, where he led their research programme on climate change, and the Institute for Government, where he authored a series of reports on effective decision making for major infrastructure projects. He has a PhD and Masters in Civil Design from the University of Liverpool.

Alan Davies

Alan Davies, Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Review Project Manager & Head of Consulting with RH Environmental Ltd. Alan is a Chartered EHP and gained an Environmental Health Law Masters specialising in housing standards in 2010. He is a practicing environmental health and housing consultant, author for RIAMS (Regulatory Information and Management Systems) and a HHSRS and housing enforcement trainer. Alan was a project team member in the delivery of the HHSRS scoping study for the MHCLG and part of the team that developed, tested and piloted the ‘Fire Addendum’. Prior to joining RHE Alan spent 20 years in local government, roles included housing standards and HMO licensing team lead responsibilities.

Andrew Parsons

Andrew Parsons, PSH Enforcement Co-Ordinator, Liverpool City Council. Since graduating in 2004, Andrew has been a housing enforcement professional and is a registered English Housing Surveyor and consultant for UNIPOL Student Homes, for whom he undertakes HMO accreditations. For 12 years, Andrew was a front-line environmental health practitioner, during which, he spent most of his time specialising in HMO’s, and since 2016 he has managed various teams of enforcement officers. Andrew has featured in BBC and ITN primetime investigative programmes and his door-knocking-with-warrant card is legendary.

Christopher Dearing

Christopher Dearing, Programme Leader, Hull City Council. Chris Dearing has worked for Hull City Council since 1993 as an Environmental Health Practitioner in a number of roles, and for the last 12 years, he has particularly been focused on housing. He has programme managed the land assembly element of a number of Housing Renewals schemes in Hull and since 2019 has overseen the multi-disciplinary team working with the supported housing sector in Hull.

David Smith

David Smith, Partner, JMW Solicitors LLP & Legal Counsel at the NRLA. David is a partner at JMW Solicitors in London, specialising in landlord and tenant and property litigation in the residential sector. In July 2020 David was announced as legal counsel for the National Residential Landlords Association.David joined JMW Solicitors LLP in April 2020 in the Commercial Litigation Department. David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience of a wide range of property litigation.

Ellis Turner

Ellis Turner, Senior Lecturer Environmental Health, University of West of England. Ellis Turner is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner in London for approximately 20 years, working across a range of roles including collaborating in partnerships of prevention with health and social care. Ellis`s research interests include hoarding behaviour and evaluating environmental health interventions. Ellis and Megan have co-authored a NHS-Islington fact sheet on hoarding behaviour and both contributed to the development of the Islington Hoarding protocol. Ellis is a trustee of the Association of London Environmental Health Managers and Hoarding UK.

Emily Douglin

Emily Douglin, Managing Director of Regulatory Services, Civica. Emily joined Civica as part of the Community Protection Product Management Team, where she used her environmental services, waste management and local authority experience to inform the development of Civica products. Fast forward six years and Emily now heads the Regulatory Services business unit and is accountable for the production, delivery and customer base related to APP and Cx.

John Bower

John Bower, MCIEH CEnvH Project Manager, Supported Accommodation Review Team, Hull City Council. John Bower has worked for Hull City Council since 2004 as an Environmental Health Practitioner in the Private Housing Service. He has considerable experience in the enforcement of housing conditions in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and, since 2019, has led a multi-disciplinary Team working with the supported housing sector in Hull, to improve both the quality of housing conditions and support to residents. He has also contributed to the national debate regarding the regulation of this sector of housing.

Martin Bradbury

Martin Bradbury, Regional Account Manager, Civica. Martin joined Civica in 2019 as a Regional Account Manager for customers based in London and the South East. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector and has spent the last five years in the Regulatory Services software sector, working with local government organisations across the UK.

Phillip Stanley

Phillip Stanley, PSH Performance Management & Evaluation Lead, Liverpool City Council. Phillip has been in local government for 30 years mainly in business and performance management. By education he is a scientist and has bought his forensic skills to Private Sector Housing where he has worked for 6 years. Phillip’s mantra is ‘follow the data’ and he believes without good intelligence and reporting we cannot hope to show, or, deliver an effective enforcement operation or support the City Council’s wider agenda. His role enables him to work across the service which provides many enjoyable learning opportunities. Phillip is proud about the difference that housing enforcement makes for the people, the communities and the city of Liverpool.

Tamara Sandoun

Tamara Sandoul, Policy and Campaigns Manager, CIEH. Having joined CIEH in 2017, Tamara’s work has largely focussed on housing policy. Tamara has previously held several health-related policy and public affairs roles, including at Breast Cancer Now, British Lung Foundation and the Department of Health. At the British Lung Foundation, Tamara was joint lead on the award-winning campaign to ban smoking in cars carrying children, which was made into law in 2014.

Richard Lord

Richard is a Chartered EHP who runs Housing Audit Services Ltd an independent Cambridge based Housing and Health Consultancy established in 2013. He is an English Housing Surveyor, an ANUK/Unipol National Code verifier and has undertaken several Fire Protection Association fire safety risk assessment training courses. Since qualifying from UWE Bristol in 1998 Richard commenced his career in food safety in Essex before moving into Statutory Nuisance to include out of hours noise service and Housing teams in Cambridge City in 2001 and steadily progressing to managing the Residential team. Richard has also worked in Peterborough, Barnet and Welwyn Hatfeld private sector housing teams. During the first lockdown he wrote Fire Safety in Residential Property - A Practical Approach for Environmental Health.

Adrian Chowns

Adrian Chowns, Property Licensing and Housing Enforcement Manager, Place Directorate, Regulatory Services, Coventry City Council. Adrian is a qualified Building Surveyor who also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Health and is currently working as the Property Licensing and Housing Enforcement Manager for Coventry City Council where he manages the Council's Housing Enforcement and Property Licensing Teams. Adrian is a specialist housing professional with over 25 years experience in dealing with private sector housing matters. He is proficient in enforcing conditions in the PRS and has ran a number of property licensing schemes. Adrian has also sat on a number of Government led working groups and regularly provides talks at conferences and events about private sector housing initiatives and enforcement.

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