Holding the Key to Social Mobility- the Role of Housing in Improving Young People’s Life Chances

Demos held a panel discussion at Conservative Party Conference to discuss how housing associations and homebuilders can play a role in social mobility for the younger generation. Quality and affordable housing plays a critical role in supporting good health and wellbeing, and housing providers and associations can also give much- needed skills, jobs and training to vulnerable people.

The event marked the launch of Orbit’s Happy, Healthy Starts campaign, and will see panellists discuss practical ways to help spread this approach to supporting young people across the housing sector; as well as debating how housing providers can contribute more to the Government’s wider social mobility agenda. The discussion also provided an opportunity to explore the work that is already being done, with both the panel and audience making new recommendations in tackling this challenge.

Date & Time
Monday 2 October, 0800 – 0930

Charlie Elphicke MP
Richard Bacon MP
Claudia Wood, Demos
Paul Richards, Orbit Group
Alison Garnham, Child Poverty Action Group
Katie Schmuecker, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Chair: Jonn Elledge, New Statesman

Central 3, Manchester Central, Manchester

This event was kindly supported by the Orbit Group