The annual RCOTSS-Housing Conference 2019

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The theme is about keeping everything we do person centred. RCOT are delighted to have an exciting programme focussing on technology and collaborative working to achieve the outcomes that matter to the person.

The conference is for everyone who works in housing, who wants to keep up to date with new developments, and deliver great outcomes for the people that we serve.

And will include a seminar on the introduction of the RCOT publication, co-written with the Housing LIN's Jeremy Porteus,  Adaptations Without Delay

Conference Programme


  • 9.15 am Registration
  • 9.45 am Welcome from Chair and Stannah
  • 10.00 am William Roberts - Head of Health and Social Care -The Innovation Unit
  • 10.30 am Innovative practice in England - Gill Owen John
  • 11.00am Break/networking/exhibitors
  • 11.30 am Assisted Living Technology Pilot - Northern Ireland - Karen Telford
  • 12.00 pm Innovative practice Blackwood Group Scotland - Colin Foskett
  • 12.30 pm Panel Question and answer session for all speakers
  • 12.45 pm Lunch/networking/exhibitors
  • 2.00 pm The 100 year life and The future home - Dr C Craig
  • 2.30 pm Break/networking/exhibitors
  • 3.00 pm Valuing accessibility and adaptability features in property searches: perspectives from older homebuyers and estate agents - Dominic Aiken Newcastle university
  • 3.30 pm Panel Q&A session with speakers
  • 4.00 pm Close of Day 1


  • 9.00 am RCOTSS-Housing Annual Review Meeting (ARM) members only
  • 9.30 am Registration
  • 10.00 am Welcome from Chair and Stannah
  • 10.10 am Future Homes Newcastle Update: - Philip Miller, Ryder Architects & Rose Gilroy, Newcastle University
  • 10.40 am Bath out - Philip Whitehead
  • 11:10 am Break/networking/exhibitors
  • 11.40 am Assessment and risk assessments for people with cognitive impairment- Charlie Chung
  • 12.15 am Plenary Session, Elma Shearer award and Stannah prize draw.
  • 12.30 pm Lunch/networking/exhibitors
  • 1.30 pm Workshop group 1 - delegates can choose one of the following:
    • 1A Children and adaptations
    • 1B Making homes more dementia friendly though the use of aids and adaptations
    • 1C Adaptations without Delay- how to apply
  • 2.30 pm Break/networking/exhibitors
  • 3.00 pm Workshop group 2 - delegates can choose one of the following:
    • 2A Workshop stairlifts and cognitive risk assessment
    • 2B Evidencing outcomes
    • 2C Housing accessory innovation
  • 4.00 pm Plenary and close of conference


NB programme subject to change