A to Z of homelessness

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 2:37pm

In less than two weeks, we will be opening the doors to our Annual Conference – Under One Roof, that this year will debate an end to homelessness and rough sleeping.

Group of people outside a house

The event will cover new and existing issues with the aim of providing solutions to reoccurring problems. In planning the event, we have tried to cover the A-Z of homelessness and to give you the opportunity to get the most out of the two days. Here’s a sneak peak at what we will be covering at the event.

The A to Z of homelessness:

A: Adopting an asset based approach - how to introduce such an approach across a service

B: Begging and street behaviour - what can be done to address it?

C: Creating a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) - from principles to practice

D: Demystifying Housing First - this workshop will help challenge the perceptions surrounding this approach

E: Election 2017 - will this impact on the future funding of supported housing? We will discuss how we can secure sustainable funding for short-term accommodation.

F: Fundraising - how to create an effective strategy

G: Gender specific responses - supporting women

H: Homelessness Reduction Bill - what does this mean for our sector?

I: Investment - find out if social investment is right for you

J: Juha Kaakinen - hear from the CEO of the Y-Foundation in Finland

K: Kate – I’m here to help! I’ll be at the event on both days, or if you need me before then please call 020 7840 4461 or tweet @ConferenceKate

L: LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness - guidance on how to provide flexible and responsive services

M: Multi-booking discount - if three or more of you want to come together, please take advantage of our discounted ticket prices

N: No First Night Out - hear the learning from this project that has been seeking to identify new approaches to prevent individuals from sleeping rough for the first time

O: Our event programme - featuring 24 workshops covering a wide range of topics, speakers from NCVO, Heriot Watt University, Homeless Link and the Y Foundation in Finland, a drinks reception and conference dinner and much much more….

P: Private viewing of the film ’A STREET CAT NAMED BOB’

Q: Question what the evidence tells us - hear the key findings from three pieces of research looking at the scale and impact of enforcement interventions on street homeless people, young people’s access to accommodation after leaving care and what life is like for those who have been refused asylum but are unable to return home.

R: Reflective practice and how to implement it

S: Supporting independence - how a council’s Gateway service is providing a holistic, coordinated response for people most at risk of debt and homelessness

T: Trauma-informed care - looking at how to build resilience amongst young people to help them cope with traumatic events

U: Universal Credit - providing an update on recent welfare reform, including an in depth look at Universal Credit

V: Victims of labour exploitation and trafficking - what can you do to support those affected?

W: What can we do to tackle rough sleeping? A panel of CEOs will respond to the questions asked by the conference audience, in the style of ‘Whose line is it anyway?’

X: eXchange ideas, and build closer relationships with your peers (well what would you put for X?!)

Y: Youth homelessness - hear about some of the challenges that care leavers face

Z: Zone - relax in our conference recharge zone

Hopefully this gives you a taster of what you can expect from the event and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible.

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Kate Alaway

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.

Telephone: 020 7840 4461
Email: kate.alaway@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @ConferenceKate