To support the continued growth and development of hosting schemes across the UK, NACCOM is running two hosting conferences this summer, one in the North (Newcastle) and one in the South (London).

These events will be designed both for new and prospective schemes, and also for established schemes providing hosting support. NACCOM Members receive a discounted admission and those who are contributing to the event, or have no recourse to public funds, are eligible for free admission. Not a Member and want to join? Visit here for info.

The South conference will be held on Tuesday 4th July at All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London. Click here for tickets.

The North conference will be held on Thursday 6th July at The CastleGate, Melbourne St, Newcastle. Click here for tickets.

Food and refreshments will be provided on both days, so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies, and if you have any other accessibility needs, please also let us know.

Draft programme for the day

Please note content will be largely the same at both conferences, but is subject to minor changes and additions.

11.30 Registration & Refreshments, badges, programmes etc.

12.00 Introduction to the Day

12.30 Focus on local projects (London/Newcastle) and focus on nation-wide schemes.

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Update on ‘Right to Rent’ and Hosting schemes

2.00 Two ‘Work Groups’ sessions (35 mins each)

3.10 Break

3.25 Work Group 3

4.00 Discussion about how can NACCOM help develop hosting?

4.45 Launching the Hosting Toolkit

Workgroup choices (Delegates will get to sign up to three work group sessions over the day):

1. Setting up a new Hosting Scheme: what are the basics? How do you get started?

2. Recruiting and Retaining Hosts

3. What makes for a positive placement?

4. What should Host Parameters look like?

5. Training and Support for Hosts.

6. Move-On: the Big Issue.

7. When is Safeguarding truly safe?

8. Confidentiality – how much is needed?

9. How can guests be involved in developing schemes?

For information on our other upcoming events please click here.