Under One Roof: a homelessness A to Z
As summer approaches, my attention is well and truly focused on organising Under One Roof, our annual conference which takes place from 7-8 July.
The programme is about new learning, debating, sharing and networking with your peers, as we take a complete look at accommodation and support provision in post-election England.
From popular topics to brand new issues, here’s an A-Z sneak peek at the topics and opportunities that will fill the two days.
A to F
Improving private hostels & shared rented provision.
Will it solve homelessness?
The opportunities and threats.
Improving the support individuals receive.
Getting new projects off the ground through crowdfunding.
G to L
Gender specific responses
Developing better approaches to supporting women.
How it can be used to tackle long-term homelessness. Led by a leading academic alongside a service that is using this approach, this session will take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of this model and what outcomes it can achieve.
Influencing and lobbying
A step by step guide.
Job broker service
Enabling people to find and keep work.
Practical interventions for working with people who use them.
M to R
Delivering a high needs homelessness project.
Maintaining staff morale in the face of increasing pressures.
I've found a fantastic magician who will perform close up magic for us while we drink and dine on the evening of the 7th!
Question future thinking
Debate the issues hitting the sector hardest.
Residential lettings agency
How to set up and run one.
S to X
Social enterprise and trading activity
Building greater financial stability.
As this approach to working with clients has come from the US, I've organised a workshop to be run by a Chicago based organisation that adopted trauma informed care years ago. Christine Achre will talk you through the benefits and challenges of a trauma informed approach, and the outcomes it has achieved for the people her organisation works with.
Relax at the end of the day in the hotel’s complimentary leisure facilities.
View new products and services
Our exhibition will feature new suppliers alongside homelessness services showcasing their work. We're including homelessness services as a great way to broaden and share the good practice that the event covers, allowing more ideas to be spread. I am busy working on this right now, so if you'd like to be a part of it please let me know.
Build closer relationships with people working across the sector. Come on, in the absence of a xylophone recital, could you have done better for X?
Y to Z
Working with social care and family mediation teams.
You'll receive a zip file full of all the presentations and documents from the conference.
Is that enough? I hope it gives you a taster of what the event will deliver and what I will be doing for the next few weeks. I hope to see you there.
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Conference and events manager
Kate manages our national programme of events that address the latest topics of interest in the homelessness sector. The events include our annual conference, one-day conferences, parliamentary reception and our rolling programme of webinars.
19 Jul 2018 - 5:30pm
19 Jul 2018 - 3:10pm
17 Jul 2018 - 11:24am