Engage with this year's cohort of speakers at the Housing LIN Summit 2021 - A Festival of Ideas!

6th dec Delivering homes and communities

The Housing LIN looks forward to welcoming a fantastic line-up of influential figures in the opening session of this year's Housing LIN Summit 2021 - A Festival of Ideas!

In this session, speakers will be illustrating the evidence, social value and strength of Partnership to shape investment into building future proof communities for an ageing population at pace and at scale in the UK.

Let's take a closer look at who they are and what they do!

Jeremy Porteus

Jeremy was formerly National Lead for Housing at the Department of Health responsible for the Extra Care Housing Fund and the Prevention Technology Grant programme. After leaving the Department, he founded the independent Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network), bringing together over 25,000 housing, health and social care practitioners in England, Wales and Scotland to identify and showcase innovative housing and technology enabled solutions for an ageing population.

Paula Broadbent

Paula, who will be chairing this session, is the Managing Director at Lovell Later Living. She has over 30 years’ experience responding to the needs of older and vulnerable people, developing thought leading partnerships and developing innovative products by engaging directly with customers. She has delivered largescale change projects in the public sector as well as large scale regeneration through public private partnership placing later life at the forefront of master planning.

Sue Cawthray

Sue is CEO at Harrogate Neighbours HA (opens new window). She has worked within the elderly social care sector for over 28 years including hands on support and care, business management and strategic planning, marketing and fundraising and specialising in Nutrition, Hydration and Dementia.   

Toby Lloyd

Toby is a Fellow at Create Streets Foundation (opens new window). He is also the chair of No Place Left Behind (opens new window): the Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking, set up by the Create Streets Foundation to explore the potential for community empowerment and placemaking to improve lives and neighbourhoods in left behind places.

George MacGinnis

George MacGinnis is Challenge Director at Healthy Ageing, UK Research and Innovation (opens new window). He leads the UK Government's £98 million Healthy Ageing Challenge, a research and innovation programme to enable people as they age to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across the generations for longer.

Michael Chang

Michael Chang is Programme Manager at the Planning and Health (Healthy Places) Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (opens new window). He is a strategic leader on place, environment, spatial planning and public health, and is a chartered town planner and honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health.

Discussion forum

You are invited to join the conversation!

Delegates and speakers are invited to post questions, ideas or thoughts before and after the event under ‘Questions and comments’ listed on the session webpages.

This discussion function allows all participants to communicate and interact with each other throughout the Summit’s life cycle. Its purpose is to engage different groups within the housing, health and social care sector. We hope this space will provide useful information that can help you learn more. 

We are extremely grateful to all the sponsors who have made this year's Housing LIN Virtual Summit - A Festival of Ideas, possible. This session is supported by Headline sponsor, Lovell Later Living (opens new window) and Associate sponsor, UKRI (opens new window).