|Home Improvement Agency Annual Conference 2009 : Choice and Independence - Transforming Services, Transforming Lives, 30 September - 1 October 2009|
Home Improvement Agency Annual Conference 2009 : Choice and Independence - Transforming Services, Transforming Lives9th Conference of the European Sociological Association - session on Ageing and Technology
The two-day event is packed with plenary and breakout sessions. On day one, the keynote address will be given by Dame Joan Bake well, the Government appointed "Older People's Tsar", who will speak about the importance of independent living for older people. She will also chair the popular 'question time' session later the same day. Shelha Husain, Deputy Director of Housing Care and Support at Communities and Local Government, will update you on progress made since Lifetime Homes; Lifetime Neighborhoods was published 18 months ago and set out the role of home improvement agencies in achieving future housing objectives. John Galvin, Chief Executive of Elderly Accommodation Counsel, will open the afternoon plenary sessions on day two with an announcement about First Stop. He will be followed by Sue Adams, Director of Care & Repair England, who will address the question of how home adaptations are recognized in the drive for personalization of services.
30 September - 1 October 2009
Stratford upon Avon, England