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Programme 23 October

Home Not Housing: Engaging with Well-Being Outcomes

Thursday 23rd October 2014
Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ Map
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09:30 Welcome and Tea/Coffee
10:00 What have we found out so far about Home and Well-being?
10:20 What are the gaps and ‘what stands out’ – what is needed?
10:40 How do we use information to understand what’s going on?
An example of international practice
Justin Gleeson – AIRO, Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland
11.25 New insights?
How might we set about capturing the potential impact of our understanding of Home and Well-being?
11:45 Tea / Coffee
11:45 Explaining the National Performance Framework.
Anne-Marie Conlong, Performance Unit,
Office of the Chief Statistician and Performance, Scottish Government
12:00 What do we need to do to put a policy emphasis on Home and Well-being into the Scottish Government’s approach?
13:00 Lunch
13:45 How can we inform practice for Home and Well-being?
14:15 Reflections on the Challenges – plenary discussion.
James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh
Paul Bradley, Commission on Housing and Wellbeing
Beverley Searle, University of Dundee
Greg Lloyd, Former Independent Commissioner on the
Independent Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland
15:00 Tea /Coffee
15:15 Developing a Manifesto for “Home and Well-being”
16:00 Circulation and Group Feedback on the Ideas
16:15 Closing remarks / indicative next steps

Third workshop 23 October

Venue: Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

Time: 09h30 to 16h30

This workshop – the third in the series – will review the findings of the first two workshops in the light of the Scottish Government’s housing strategic outcomes and well-being agenda. We will explore what the ‘well-being and home’ and ‘well-being and neighbourhood’ workshop sessions have told us about the importance of home.

Invited respondents who have not previously been involved in the project will reflect on our findings to stimulate a discussion about how we can use a deeper understanding of home to influence the well-being policy agenda.

To help our thinking we have invited Justin Gleeson from AIRO, Maynooth University in the Republic of Ireland to share with us some of his data visualisation methods on housing and social welfare issues in Dublin.

We are keen that as many different people, professions and interested parties join us.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided.

Please do ensure that you register to attend the session.

Well-being and policy seminar, 27th June 2014

Douglas Robertson and Rosemary Brotchie attended this seminar at the University of Stirling, orrganised by David Bell, Christopher Boyce and Liam Delaney (all University of Stirling) in conjunction with the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.

Follow this link for details of the programme, the Powerpoint presentations, notes of some of the discussions, which offer plenty food for thought.

Following on from our second workshop (SUII, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, 8th July 2014) this seminar provides useful additional information on how well-being is increasingly being tied to public policy, and thus offers further background to the third session which will take place in September (details to follow).

Powerpoint slides from the ENHR Conference


Second workshop, Tuesday 8 July. Time & Place.

The theme of the second event in the Home not Housing series is Time and Place

We will explore the linkages between home and the neighbourhood in order to better understand how the wider environment impacts and shapes our sense of home and wellbeing.

We are really keen to engage with a wide range of community and professional interests since, as the first session revealed, home is more than just physical housing.

Spaces are limited so please book your place.

Home not Housing up and running

The Home not Housing programme got off to a bright start on 13 May with a lively workshop in which some 35 participants from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds explored what we mean by home and wellbeing.