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OnDemand webinars

In our on-demand webinars, we discuss the latest topics and trends facing the social housing sector.  The recordings feature a range of guest speakers including the Regulator of Social Housing, Chief Executive of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, and the Group Chief Executive of Progress Housing.

Building Safety
Webinar - link preview images  - March  2024

Building Safety Act 2022: Latest legislative updates

Our experts will discuss the requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022, building assessment certificate applications, and additional requirements coming into force from April 2024. Discover how to remain compliant with the new regime and prepare yourself for updates to come later this year. This is your chance to update your building safety approach and ensure compliance with expert insight.  

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Fire Safety
Webinar - link preview images  - Feb 2024

Fire Safety Legislation: Latest legal obligations and best practice

Hear our panel of skilled experts discuss recent changes to fire safety legislation and key lessons learnt and best practices developed over the past year. This will include the recent implementation of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022, Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, and how to ensure your compartmentation is sufficient.  

Watch now to discover best practices developed from working with organisations over the past year and find out how you can adapt your approach to remain safe and compliant.  

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Consumer Regulation: Are you ready to meet the revised standards

Consumer Regulation: Are you ready to meet the revised standards?

Hear our experts in discussion with special guest Angela Holden, the Director of Regulatory Engagement at the Regulator of Social Housing, to find out all the latest information on the revised regulatory consumer standards and proactive regulation coming into effect from April 2024. Discover how to provide assurance that you’re ready to meet the new set of standards and gain invaluable insight into how to best prepare for the changes.  
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Damp and Mould
Webinar - Housing quality 2.0

Housing quality 2.0

Hear our panel of experts discuss the latest on how to optimise your housing quality approach, covering asset management, damp and mould, and carbon reduction. Find out how to gather information on the quality of your homes, tenant satisfaction levels, and your approach to repairs and maintenance.   

Watch now to discover how to update your housing quality approach while keeping your buildings compliant and your tenants safe.  

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Building Safety
Webinar - link preview images - Nov 2023 Building Safety

Building Safety: Safety Cases and New Legislation

Hear our experts discuss the recent updates to the Building Safety Act 2022 to help you understand what your organisation’s next steps should be to stay compliant with new regulations. Discover lessons learnt from supporting organisations with the development of their building safety cases and key requirements for Principal Accountable Persons.  
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Property Compliance
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Property Compliance: Don’t Forget the Basics

Hear our panel of experts recap on all the basics of property compliance with industry insight from the experts; who will share key recent and recurrent issues and best practices seen from compliance health checks, data validation, and working with different organisations within the sector. 

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Asbestos
Webinar - link preview images - Sept 2023  Asbestos Management

Asbestos Management: Things You Might Not Know

Hear our panel of experts explain and discuss everything you need to know about asbestos management, provide a useful reminder of your legal obligations, and what you should be doing when dealing with asbestos. As well as in-depth insight into the most common issues our team are finding in the sector and the approaches we have developed to effectively address them.  

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Damp and Mould
Webinar - link preview images - AUG 2023  Damp and Mould

Damp and Mould: Lessons learnt and best practices

Hear our panel of experts dive deep into what other organisations are currently doing to address their damp, mould, and condensation issues, whilst detailing the key lessons we’ve learnt and best practices we’ve established having worked with several organisations in this area.

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Building Safety
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Policy to Practice:Talking Consumer Regulation with the Regulator of Social Housing

Hear special guest Angela Holden, Assistant Director of Consumer Regulation at the Regulator of Social Housing, join our panel of experts to talk all things consumer regulation – this will include the legislation and regulatory framework which is bringing about one of the most ‘fundamental changes to social housing regulation for over a decade’.

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Building Safety
Pennington Choices Webinar | Building Safety Cases Lessons Learnt So Far

Building Safety Cases: Lessons Learnt So Far

Hear our brilliant consultancy team, accompanied by our expert fire technicians, share their experiences and highlight the most effective ways to tackle your own safety cases based on the lessons we’ve learnt so far.

This is your chance to explore how best to navigate your safety case journey, from developing the safety case itself to staying on top of the technical information that must be included.

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Fire Safety
Webinar - link preview images - External Wall Systems Ensuring Safety and Managing Risks

External Wall Systems: Ensuring Safety and Managing Risks

Hear from a stellar lineup of fire safety experts who will share their extensive EWS knowledge with reference to the Building Safety Act 2022 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, helping you learn everything you need to know about the design, risks, and management of external wall systems.

What are the critical safety considerations for EWS? How should you implement them? And how should you address and manage the risks? Watch on-demand now to gain a clear understanding of why you must know what is on your building. 

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Webinar - link preview images - Housing Quality Expectations and Challenges (2)

Housing Quality: Expectations and Challenges

Reports of poor quality social rented homes are rising! Housing quality has become a significant concern following Housing Ombudsman complaints and damp and mould issues. Are you meeting your requirements and taking appropriate steps to address any issues?

This webinar explores these challenges in detail, so that you can walk away with a clear understanding of what your requirements are and how you can address them. Understand what’s coming up that will impact on your service delivery, and what you need to plan for to ensure that your services are still legal, still up to date, and still provide the level of quality that is expected. 
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Building Safety Implementing the Golden Thread of Information

Building Safety: Implementing the Golden Thread of Information

As part of the Building Safety Act, it is vitally important that you are on top of the holding and management of your data. To do this, you must store your information digitally in the golden thread to efficiently record the life cycle of your buildings. 

What is the golden thread? What does it mean in practice? And how can you plan and implement it? Walk away from this webinar with a clear understanding of the above, so that your buildings are always compliant, and your residents are always safe.
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OnDemand Webinar - Preparing for TSMs and Regulatory changes

Preparing for Tenant Satisfaction Measures and Regulatory Changes

Get a head start and understand how you should be preparing to collect data on the TSMs from 1st April 2023, so you can report your annual performance to the Regulator of Social Housing from April 2024! This webinar will provide you with valuable insight into changes to consumer regulation, with focus on what these changes mean for you and your tenants. Walk away with a clear understanding of your requirements and the potential issues you may need to address. 
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Webinar - Jan 2023 - Building Safety Are you ready for April 1st

Building Safety : Are you ready for April 1st?

This webinar will highlight what you need to be thinking about now to have assurance that you are ready and well-prepared, whilst closing any gaps you may have. You will hear from an organisation who have spent time preparing and how they approached their duties, alongside what they have learnt, and what their key challenges and significant issues have been.

Managers will be provided with an understanding of what you need to provide to your Executive Team and Board, and Executives or Board Members will understand what they should expect to receive from those with operational responsibilities.

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Ondemand webinar - damp and mould - link preview

Damp and Mould: Priorities for action

Following the government's recent direction to housing providers, Graham Whittingham, guest speaker and mould specialist, joined our panel of experts to discuss how you should be meeting the relevant standards for dealing with damp, mould, and condensation risks in this free, live webinar.

 

We provided practical advice covering the action you can take to treat mould and damp issues, so that all properties are as safe as possible for residents to live in.

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Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 - What you need to know

There will be new responsibilities for landlords and building owners come January 2023, meaning now is officially the time to be getting yourself prepared and ready for these important changes.

You will take away…
  • An overview of the regulations and what it means for your organisation.
  • What you need to be doing to ensure compliance with the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022.
  • Knowledge of the best practice and lessons learned from across the sector.
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The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 will come into force on 23 January 2023, serving as another important step in implementing the majority of recommendations made to the Government following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The new regulations seek to improve the fire safety of blocks of flats in ways which are practical, cost effective and proportionate to the risk of fire. There will be new responsibilities for landlords and building owners come January, meaning now is officially the time to be getting yourself prepared and ready for these important changes!

This webinar will cover what you need to be doing to ensure compliance covering Building Plans, External Wall Systems, Lifts and Other Key Fire-Fighting Equipment, Information Boxes, Wayfinding Signage, Fire Doors and Fire Safety Instructions. We will talk all about what others in the sector are doing to prepare, whilst sharing best practice and lessons learned to help organisations take action and ultimately exceed their safety obligations.
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Webinar October 2022

Social Housing White Paper and Tenant Satisfaction Measures for Building Safety

We are accompanied by guest speaker Angela Holden, Regulator of Social Housing, to answer your questions about what the new measures mean, and most importantly, what you need to do to prepare.

The webinar will cover…
  • The technical requirements and standards set by the Regulator of Social Housing
  • The process for collecting and submitting data
  • What providers need to be doing now to be fully prepared for April 2023
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Following the recent publication of the new tenant satisfaction measures by the Regulator of Social Housing join us to find out what this means, and most importantly what you need to do to prepare. We will be looking at the technical requirements and standards set by the RSH but also at the process for collecting and submitting data, and what providers need to be doing now to be fully prepared for April 2023. 


Speakers
Sarah Davies, Professional Services Director, Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy

Guest Speaker
Angela Holden, Regulator of Social
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Managing and using data

How are you managing your data?

Hear from our team of industry experts on how your organisation can achieve excellence in managing and using data to help keep people safe.

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The importance of quality data-driven performance monitoring has been highlighted again by The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) in there, ‘Value for money metrics and reporting 2021’. Organisations with good quality records and data are better able to manage risk to help ensure tenant safety.

What you will learn:

  • why data is so important
  • how to use data effectively to manage your services operationally and drive strategic decision making
  • how to use data as business intelligence to deliver excellence
  • examples of how organisations are using data to achieve positive customer safety and value for money outcomes.

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Sarah Davies, Professional Services Director, Pennington Choices
Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices
Tom Wilkinson, Consultant, Pennington Choices
Nicola Brown, Sales Director at Feedback Ferret has over twenty five years commercial experience in providing IT solutions to the social housing sector.

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Building Safety Cases and The Golden Thread

Building Safety Cases and The 'Golden Thread'

Are you prepared for the Building Safety Act?

We took a deep dive into Building Safety and got the latest updates and developments surrounding the new regime, Building Safety cases and the ‘Golden Thread of information’ at that time. Note that our March 2023 webinar is a more recent reference for the information you need to know surrounding the golden thread. 

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Take a deep dive into Building Safety and get the latest updates surrounding the new regime.

• How has the draft Building Safety Bill changed since it was published on the 5th July 2021?

• What Building Safety Cases and reports are, and their importance to the accountable person

• The principles of the 'Golden Thread' of Information

• Examining the potential cost impact to organisations 

• Ask the experts – Q&A 

Hosted by:

Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices

Paul Leadbitter, Senior Consultant, Pennington Choices

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Stress Awareness, returning to the workplace post-COVID

Stress Awareness, returning to the workplace post-COVID

How can you ensure your staff feel comfortable returning to the workplace post-COVID?

Our expert panel consisting of Health and Safety Consultant, Anne Gardner-Aston and Managing Director of The Healthy Work Company, Heather Beach, as they discuss what to look out for in terms of your employee's stress awareness.

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In this masterclass, Managing Director of The Healthy Work Company, Heather Beach provides an update on stress awareness, and returning to the office post-COVID.        

Heather is an ex-Director for a global company where she ran their Health and Safety businesses - publishing magazines, running conferences and information services. She now runs The Healthy Work Company working with businesses such as Eurostar, ITV, The Telegraph, Battersea Power Station, and Luton Airport to support wellbeing strategy and training. A student of Applied Positive Psychology (MSc) and recently qualified in Relational Organisation Gestalt, Heather was voted in the top ten most influential people in health and safety in the UK for the third year running in 2020 and has been featured on TV and in national press discussing mental health.

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Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices

Anne Gardner-Aston, Health and Safety Consultant

Heather Beach, Managing Director of the Healthy Work Company

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An Update on Building and Fire Safety

An Update on Building and Fire Safety

Are you aware of your organisation's responsibilities around building and fire safety?

Head of Consultancy, Siobhan McCoy alongside Paul Leadbitter, Senior Consultant provide an update on both Building and Fire Safety legislation in May 2021.

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This mini masterclass will provide you with a roundup of the key developments and current issues that the social housing sector face. Listen to Senior Consultant, Siobhan McCoy alongside Senior Consultant, Paul Leadbitter discuss the latest updates within Building and Fire Safety legislation in 2021.

Watch now to gain:

•  Insights into the Fire Safety Act
•  Headline update on the Grenfell inquiry
•  Personal Emergency Evaluations Plans (PEEPs)
•  Building Safety Bill: Golden Thread of Information
•  Building Safety Competency
•  FRA and Pas 79 -update on changes
•  How we can help. With the introduction of a 'cloud-based' system, we can provide tailored, 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessments
•  Access to the presentation slides and Q&A summary

Hosted by:

Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices

Paul Leadbitter, Senior Consultant, Pennington Choices

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The 'Health' in Health and Safety

The 'Health' in Health 
and Safety 

Understand how you can best manage your health-related issues within the workplace.

Health and Safety Consultant, Anne Gardner-Aston, discusses managing the 'Health' in Health and Safety, alongside Senior Associate at Evershed Sutherlands, Surekha Gollapudi, who shares her knowledge of managing health-related compliance within the housing sector.

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This mini masterclass will provide you with information on how you can best manage your health-related issues within the workplace. In the second part of the masterclass, we welcome Surekha Gollapudi, Senior Associate at Evershed Sutherland to discuss what might happen if you get it wrong, and how to make sure you have the right evidence in place to demonstrate compliance.

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Anne Gardner-Aston, Health and Safety Consultant

Senior Associate, Surekha Gollapudi, Evershed Sutherlands

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COVID-19 one year on, where the sector is and what has changed

COVID-19 one year on, where the sector is and what has changed

Hear from industry experts how the social housing sector changed over the course of the pandemic between 2020 and 2021.

Special guests Collette McKune MBE, Group Chief Executive of ForViva and Nick Atkin, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Housing, join in the discussion on the changes that the social housing sector has seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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We are delighted to be joined by both Colette McKune MBE, Group Chief Executive at ForViva and Nick Atkin, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Housing, for this session. Our guests provide key insight and knowledge about how the social housing sector has changed over the past year, and what organisations can expect the next 12 months to bring. 

Hosted by:

Sarah Davies, Professional Services Director, Pennington Choices

Collette McKune MBE, Group Chief Executive, ForViva

Nick Atkin, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Housing

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act

Hear from industry experts for an update on the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act and disrepair, alongside trained barrister, Melanie Cant LLB (Hons) CIHM, from January 2021.

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This mini masterclass will provide you with key insight and knowledge about the main routes for tenants to make claims in relation to the condition of their properties. It will also include discussing the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act as well as disrepair, so that you can use this to understand whether there are areas you can strengthen to minimise the risk of expensive and time-consuming claims.

You will also hear from a trained barrister, Melanie Cant LLB (Hons) CIHM, as well as the chance to interact with your colleagues from across the housing sector to hear from themselves and their experiences.

Hosted by:

Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices

Melanie Cant LLB (Hons) CIHM, Trained Barrister

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Social Housing White Paper Update

Social Housing White Paper Update

Hear from industry experts and the Regulator of Social Housing discussing what the Social Housing White Paper, from December 2020, means for you, organisations and the social housing sector as a whole. 

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This mini masterclass will provide you with key insight and knowledge about what the Social Housing White Paper will mean for you and your organisation. Hear from the Regulator of Social Housing on what you can expect from the Regulator's perspective, and how they will put safety at the heart of social housing regulation.

Hosted by:

Sarah Davies, Professional Services Director, Pennington Choices

Siobhan McCoy, Head of Consultancy, Pennington Choices.

Lee Woods, Operational Director, Pennington Choices

Angela Holden, Regulator of Social Housing

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