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We're proud to be part of the HouseProud Conference 2020!

03 February 2020

We're proud to be part of the HouseProud Conference 2020!

The Greater Manchester (GM) HouseProud group was set up in 2014 as the network for housing providers to improve the way we engage, support and deliver services to our LGBT+ communities. HouseProud GM has 3 key areas of focus, which are: 

  • tackling stigma and awareness raising (including joint training opportunities and events)
  • developing good practice in supporting our older LGBT+ customers
  • creating opportunities for you to tell us what you think which will help us to improve our services to you 

The conference which is taking place on the 27th February is being hosted by the 11 housing providers who are members of HouseProud. And we're proud to be one of them! 

It’s an opportunity for you to hear from key speakers on current issues affecting LGBT+ people. We also want you to tell us what you think about the services we provide and the issues affecting you now and in the future. 

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day including a buffet lunch and you will have the chance to talk to us, other residents and LGBT+ organisations. 

You will hear from:

  • Tara Kelly – HouseProud GM Chair
  • Carl Austin-Behan – Previous Lord Mayor of Manchester and now LGBT Adviser to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham
  • Cath Hall – Albert Kennedy Trust
  • Paul Martin - Chief Executive of the LGBT foundation 

You will have the chance to tell us:

  • what we currently do well
  • what we can learn from other organisations
  • what we can improve
  • what you think you may need from us in the future 

Registration opens at 9.15am and the main conference will start at 10am and finish around 4pm.

The conference is being held at:

Vermilion
Hulme Hall Lane
Lord North Street
Manchester
M40 8AD

This venue is fully accessible. 

Booking is essential so if you are interested please email communications@irwellvalley.co.uk or call our Customer Services team on 0300 561 1111. 

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