Midlands Region Housing LIN Meeting

Event date


  • 10.30  Registration and refreshments
  • 11.00  Welcome and Introductions – Kurshida Mirza, East Midlands Chair, Housing LIN
  • 11.05  Housing LIN update

LGBT+ Affirming Housing for Older People

  • 11.15   Lived experience & Ageing Better LGBT Housing – Sue Thorne, Voluntary Member of the ‘Age of Experience Group’, Ageing Better in Birmingham, and Maria Hughes, Network Enabler, Ageing Better LGBT Hub, Birmingham LGBT ~ @birminghamlgbt
  • 11.30   Addressing LGBT+ people’s concerns about housing and home later in life – Professor Andrew King, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey ~ @andrewdhking
  • 11.45  LGBT+ affirmative services in housing – Alan Alton-White, Regional Manager of Independent Living, Optivo @optivohomes
  • 12.00  Q&A
  • 12.15  Lunch and networking

Health and housing

  • 13.00   NHS High Impact Changes – John Woods, Improvement Manager, ECIP, NHS
  • 13.15   Improving lives through outcomes-based design. A case study at scale. – Tim Barclay, CEO, Appello ~ @Appello_UK
  • 13.30  Q&A
  • 13.45  Coaching for Managerial Success – What’s in it for Housing with Care Organisations? – Katey Twyford, Dementia Lead, Housing LIN ~ @TwyfordKatey
  • 14.00  Close and networking


Priority will be given to West and East Midlands members of the Housing LIN.

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 without advising us. 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 cost of this event is £150 plus VAT per head.

With thanks

Housing LIN would like to thank Midland Heart (opens new window) for kindly hosting this event.