Events & Networks
Tai Pawb runs a series of events* throughout the year which focus on a wide range of equality-based topics in housing.
*As a result of the coronavirus pandemic all our events are being hosted on digital platforms for the foreseeable future.
Free Member Events
We run a series of events through the year which we provide free as one of the many benefits of being a Tai Pawb member, to find out if your organisation is one of our members click here. If you’re interested in becoming a Tai Pawb member as an organisation or individual then you can read more about our fantastic member benefits here.
All Things Equal: brunchtime sessions
Formerly known as our Welsh Housing Equality Network (WHEN), these sessions are free for members and focus on a particular topic, usually requested or raised by a member. The forum hosts a topical speaker and provides an opportunity for members to connect with others in housing or equality-related roles, sharing practice, plans and challenges.
In tweaking its format slightly, we are responding to the new way in which we are able to host sessions with a view to hosting them bi-monthly (previously quarterly).
Topics in the past have ranged from inclusive involvement and customer profiling, to supporting wellbeing, board diversity and Black Lives Matter. More information on previous WHENs can be found here.
If you have a topic you would like to see covered and discussed in our All Things Equal brunchtime sessions, please get in touch: Ross@taipawb.org
Making Menopause Matter in the Workplace Network
Established in 2019 by our finance officer, Andrea Penny, Menopause Matters meets three times a year to listen to key speakers and discuss the challenges of menopause in the workplace – and importantly, how best to overcome them. Free to members, past speakers have touched on human resource implications, period poverty and nutrition during menopause. For more information on Menopause Matters sessions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Pawb hosts paid events throughout the year which are open to members and non-members.
Policy and Practice
We host four Policy and Practice events throughout the year. These are expert-led, providing an in-depth analysis of the topic and an opportunity to learn from others, both inside and out of the sector, on implementation. We also showcase good practice from across our membership base.
Recent Policy and Practice events have included accessible housing, race equality, widening access to the private rented sector and mental health in housing.
Conference is Tai Pawb’s key event of the year, bringing together a diverse range of organisations and individuals with a passion for equalities and social justice. Conference allows members and stakeholders to learn about our successes as well as soaking up the very latest in our plans.
We most recently held annual conference, ‘This is the Time’, in early October 2021 (online) and hosted speakers including Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE on anti-racism, Leilani Farha as the former UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, award-winning comedienne Francesca Martinez on disability rights and Lisa Power MBE on LGBT+ rights. In previous conferences, we have hosted internationally-acclaimed and motivational speakers, including Prof. Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Moyra Samuels of the Justice for Grenfell campaign.
Read more about what conference was like for one of our delegates.
Free spaces for small community groups and people with lived experience
To ensure that our events are inclusive of all of the people and communities we serve we offer a number of free spaces to small community groups and people with lived experience and/or protected characteristics. These can be booked directly on the event registration page, or if fully booked then you can contact us to enquire.