UK Shelter Forum 24 – 10th May

Theme –  ‘Health and Shelter’

This may cover a wide range of topics and areas of interest and concern, including issues that relate to both psychological and physical health and well being.  The meeting will consider issues of shelter from a Health Sector perspective and how this could influence the way we work.  There will be opportunities for presentations and  discussions on technical, policy, and programmatic subjects.


Bath University,  Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

Agenda and Submissions

The meeting will focus on the theme but there will opportunities for other information sharing and announcements.

The agenda will be produced based on the submissions of the participants, with priority given to those that adhere to the theme.

If you wish to present, lead a discussion, or make an announcement, please contact


Subject:        UKSF 24 Submission

Details for submission



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Deadline April 19th 

UK Shelter Forum 21 photos and presentations

The UK Shelter Forum 21 was held on the 17th of November 2017 in Watford and was co-hosted by BRE and CRS. The theme of the forum was “Sustainability and Resilience”. We also had the pleasure to assist to the official opening of the shelter exhibit at BRE’s innovation park. The Forum was held in commemoration of Graham Saunders.

We would like to thank all attendees for the great discussions and presentations we had throughout the day. Thank you also to the notetakers whose notes can be found underneath.

Links to presentations:

Introduction – Jamie Richardson

Better Safer – Bill Flinn

Building sustainability and resilience – Giulia Frontini

Owner-driven reconstruction – Martina Manna

CTP and the environment – Jake Zarins

Sustainable materials – Vera Kreuwels

Thermal Comfort in Desert Refugee Camps – Dr Dima Aldabra

Pakistan shelter flood resilience – Tim White

Knowledge exchange – Eefje Hendriks

Supporting shelter self-recovery – Elizabeth Parker

Urban planning after humanitarian crisis – Victoria Maynard

Local building practices – Olivier Moles

Building safety in shelter self-recovery – Charles Parrack


UKSF Notes

UK Shelter Forum 21

The 21st UK Shelter Forum will be hosted by BRE and CRS and will take place in Watford on the 17th of November 2017 with a focus on:

“Sustainability and Resilience”

Agenda to follow shortly.

Registration for the event is now open on Eventbrite.

The venue is within the grounds of the BRE Innovation Park and includes a recently constructed Shelter Exhibition. As usual, the forum will have opportunities for short presentations about projects or initiatives in the shelter sector. There are spaces for 5 minute, 10 minute and 15 minute presentations. If you would like to propose something, please fill out this Form.

When: Friday, 17 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

Where: BRE (Building Research Establishment), Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9XX

To register please follow this Eventbrite link.