Housing LIN Cymru Symposium - Newport

Event date

Presentation notes and slides


  • 9.15 Registration & tea/coffee
  • 9.45 Welcome and IntrosLynda Sagona, CEO, United Welsh
  • 10.00 A new ambition for later life living - Helena Herklots, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
  • 10.25 It’s about time we recognised it’s about us! - Sara McKee, Founder and Director Evermore
  • 10.50 Questions
  • 11.00 Thematic roundtable discussion groups:
    • Designing a healthy neighbourhood and integrating health services: lessons from Curo – facilitated by Harriet Bosnell, Curo Group
    • Creating a thriving intergenerational community – facilitated by Luke Reeves, Wales & West Housing tbc
    • Community hubs: designing supported living/extra care housing into the community – facilitated by Andy Tansill, Quattro architects
    • Inclusive communities: reimaging our sheltered housing – facilitated by Liz Evans, Bron Afon (tbc)
    • Active community engagement: supporting people with dementia  – facilitated by Shona Martin, Melin Homes
    • Sustaining independent living in rural communities: lessons from HAPPI4 – facilitated by Jeremy Porteus, Housing LIN
    • More choice, greater voice: empowering older people to have a say – facilitated by Vikki Hiscocks, Derwen Cymru (tbc)
    • Innovations in technology enabled care at home – facilitated by Wendy Trew, Tunstall
  • 11.45 Feedback from discussion groups and expert panel debatechaired by Jeremy Porteus, Housing LIN
    • Invite: Paula Kennedy, Scott Sanders, Alan Brunt and Lynda Sagona
  • 12.20 Summing upLynda Sagona, CEO, United Welsh
  • 12.30 Close and networking


We would like to thank the following for sponsoring the event and making it possible:

  • Derwen Cymru
  • Wales & West HA
  • Melin Homes
  • Bron Afron
  • Trew
  • Quattro
  • United Welsh
  • Hafod
  • Abbeyfield
  • Linc Cymru
  • Grwp Cynefin
  • Castleoak
  • Gwalia (merged with Derwen to form (POBL)


This event was an invite only event that has now been opened up to the wider Housing LIN Welsh membership.

Terms and Conditions

Important notice: this event provided free of charge to those registered in advance to attend and who subsequently attend. However, we reserve the right to charge those who register and subsequently fail to attend. This is due to the Housing LIN's incurring irrecoverable costs based on numbers of those registered in advance to attend. Non-attenders will be invoiced and pursued for payment. By registering you unreservedly accept these terms and conditions. The no show fee is £150.