07 Sep

CIEH 12th Housing and Health Conference

Two-day Virtual Conference: 7 September and 8 September

CIEH member: £145
Affiliate member: £245
Non-member: £245

Time: 09.30 - 14.30

Online Conference

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Now in its 12th year, the Annual CIEH Housing and Health Conference remains the leading, informative event for all professionals working in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), with a focus on improving standards and safety.

The need to tackle energy efficiencies, fuel poverty and raise safety standards in the PRS continues to be a priority and a key determinant for improving health and sustainability in housing.

The 2020 conference discusses these key issues with informed content from latest government tools and guidance. Sessions from local authorities already working on innovative work processes and partnership initiatives will feature on the programme.

Highlighted topics 

  • Keynote session on the Building Safety Regulator
  • How LA’s are making high rise buildings safe after Grenfell
  • Diverging perspectives and innovative approaches to licensing with LA case study examples
  • An overview and understanding the new Electrical Safety Regulations in PRS
  • Discussion on Coronovirus Controls: Risks to local lockdown 
  • Analyse the Minimum Standards Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty Strategy 2030

Who should attend 

  • Private sector housing managers
  • Senior public housing officers
  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Private sector housing officers
  • Housing providers


"Great for updating knowledge and networking."

"A wider variety of topics"

Past CIEH Annual Housing and Health Conference delegates


CPD: 5 hours

Key sponsor


Key sponsor



BRE is the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science organisation: an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all. We use independent cutting-edge research to generate new knowledge and to develop our range of products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. Through our test facilities we offer a professional evaluative consultancy partnered with technical services. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the answer to virtually any construction-related testing question.

Finders International

Finders International identifies and traces heirs to estates, property, and assets worldwide.
We are award-winning probate researchers – also known as ‘Heir Hunters’ – serving the public sector, private client legal departments, solicitors, lawyers, trust and estate administration, and unclaimed asset departments worldwide.
Finders International trace next-of-kin and reunite assets with heirs. We also find missing or unknown owners of empty homes and property.
Our probate researchers and forensic genealogists work extensively with solicitors in private client, wills & probate or trust teams, as well as Corporate & State Trustees around the world.

Fraser Fraser


We’re Fraser and Fraser, a firm of international probate researchers, you may also know us as heir hunters. We assist the legal profession in tracing missing heirs to unclaimed estates, dormant funds and derelict properties.

Since our formation in 1923, we have solved over 20,000 cases and are committed to delivering professional and cost effective results.

Working alongside the legal profession, banks and a number of divisions within the public sector, each referral is treated on a case-by-case basis, as we pride ourselves on our commitment and clarity. Our clients are diverse and so are their requests, which is why we offer a wide range of services.


Metastreet support local authorities in achieving their ambitions to protect tenants and drive up standards in the private rented sector. We have seen first-hand how poor housing conditions can wreck tenants' lives. Metastreet was formed by the coming together of experienced practitioners, business process and software engineers to develop specialist, innovative and high-quality software. Metastreet is now powering some of the leading regulatory housing authorities in England.

David Beach

In 2018, David Beach was appointed Director of Regulatory Services at LB of Waltham Forest responsible for a range of regulatory functions including private sector housing. David has over 30 years’ experience in the housing field, both within the public and private sectors.
David has made significant contributions to housing enforcement policy and procedure, including Lacors HHSRS guidance and the establishment of the first unified Joint London Borough’s standards for homeless person’s accommodation [BABIE scheme]. In the private sector, David was employed as Survey Director with overall responsibility for ensuring the successful delivery of the physical survey element of the English Housing Survey [EHS].

Frank Bertie

Frank Bertie is the Group Technical Director and Chairman of the Trade Association and was one of the founding directors of NAPIT in 1992. His role, originally a part-time one, has grown in recent years to be full-time. He leads the Group’s technical activities, including the drafting of technical publications and delivery of technical presentations and webinar programme. He is a former TrustMark Director and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, sitting on many industry technical panels, working parties and committees including JPEL/64 (BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations), BASEC Certification Committee, Electrical Industry Forum, CPW/4 BS7909 Committee, Electrotechnical Market Surveillance Committee and Electrotechnical Assessment Specification Management Committee.

Amy Clair

Amy Clair is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, UK. Her work explores the relationships between housing, health and well-being. Recent work has demonstrated associations between housing experiences and biomarkers found in the blood, explored the housing situations of food bank users, and developed a measure of housing precariousness.

Frank Bertie

Louise Connelly Private Sector Housing Licensing Manager, Liverpool CC is a qualified EHO and has worked in Housing Enforcement for over 12 years. Cutting her teeth in the HMO Team at Liverpool, she raised standards through hard enforcement and prosecution. Now Head of Private Sector Housing at Liverpool and proud to be leading on the Citywide Licensing Scheme, Housing Enforcement and HMO licensing.
Louise also leads on the identification and remediation of unsafe cladding on high rise residential buildings and all the interlinked and complicated issues arising from this project which in Liverpool currently involves over 350 buildings. She also sits on the MHCLG’S working group 1 in relation to ongoing work for shaping the future regulation of high rise residential buildings.

Kirsten Horton

Kirsten Horton has been a Senior Policy Advisor in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2018, leading on the update of the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England. She has an MA in Public Policy from King’s College London.

Nick McCormack

Nick McCormark is a Station Manager in Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MF&RS) with 23 years operational experience operating in a wide variety and roles within the metropolitan area of Merseyside / Liverpool.
Nick worked in Fire Protection (Fire Safety) Department in 2016 – 2019. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Echo Arena Car park fire, Nick wrote the MFRS Protection Report and was part of the management team overseeing 20 Inspectors that conduct inspections of commercial & residential premises within the county.
From 2018 – 2019, Nick was seconded to Liverpool City Council (LCC) to facilitate ACM cladding removal from High Risk Residential Buildings and to lay the foundations for future joint working, in line with the Dame Judith Hackitt Review – Building a Safer Future.

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