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Big Issue Session – Third sector property: an asset or a liability?

Monday 25 October 2021
2:00 pm to 4:00pm

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In the ongoing aftermath of a global pandemic, we’ve all witnessed significant shifts in the way people behave, work and access services and support. While during pre-lockdown, many sight loss charities may have been seen to be in an enviable position if they owned a property, having a guaranteed space to operate and a significant asset to bolster their financial position. Is this still the case?

With moves towards a blended model of working, and many staff likely to remain working at home full-time, the need for a large office space is perhaps less important. Many of us (including clients) have also adapted well to a virtual world in relation to service delivery, and will continue with some of these processes in the longer-term. We also need to consider the financial implications of holding onto property as an asset, versus the benefits of accessing cash to support service delivery and operations.

This session will be relevant for both those charities who own a property, as well as those who lease property and are reassessing their space requirements in a post-lockdown world. The session will allow you to share your experiences, discuss common issues and learn from others who have gone through a similar process.

Session presented by Lesley Carcary from Seescape. Read the discussion plan (opens Word document).

For this session, we are limiting numbers to 12 to allow for constructive conversation so book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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