Delivering For Women Conference 2021 - Programme

Take a look at the full programme of the Delivering For Women: Women's Homelessness Conference 2021.

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Tuesday 29th June 2021 

10.00 - 11.00   Opening plenary

Invisible women 

  • Becky Rogerson, Director, Wearside Women in Need
  • Natalie Moran, CEO, Simon on the Streets
  • Lyndsay Swales, CEO, St Anne's
  • Grace Sumner
  • Amanda Dubarry, CEO, Caritas Anchor House
  • Chair: Fiona Colley, Director of Social Change, Homeless Link

11.00 -  11.15   Break 

11.15 - 12.10   Masterclass series I

Choose one of the following sessions. 

Key considerations if looking to introduce women only provision 

  • Hannah Shead, CEO, Trevi
  • Chair: Michaela Campbell, Ending Women's Homelessness Lead, Homeless Link

Vicarious Trauma

  • Rachel Dunfield, Trauma-Informed Counsellor
  • Chair: Jo Prestidge, Head of National Practice Development, Homeless Link

Creating a gender-informed Housing First service

  • Lauren Grace, Specialist Homeless Women's Worker, Housing First Stoke-on-Trent (Brighter Futures)
  • Jane Turner, Manager, Housing First Stoke-on-Trent (Brighter Futures)
  • Chair: Lisa Raftery, Head of Grants, Social Investment Business 

Supporting Domestic Abuse Survivors 

  • Deborah Cartwright, CEO, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service 
  • Chair: Louisa Steele, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse and Homeless Link Associate

12.10 - 12.25     Break

12.25 - 13.20      Masterclass series II

Choose one of the following sessions. 

Organisational culture and ethos

  • Nicole Forster, Horizon Project Manager, Society of St James
  • Chair: Caroline Bernard, Head of Communications and Advocacy, Homeless Link 

How to attract funding for gendered services

  • Dickie James MBE, CEO, Staffordshire Womens Aid
  • Chair: Peter Smith, Director of Sector Development, Homeless Link

Women involved in sex work/survival sex

  • Catherine Tottie, Housing Influencing Change Worker, Basis Yorkshire
  • Jess Fallon
  • Grace Sumner
  • Chair: Alex Smith, Housing First England Lead, Homeless Link

Culture informed practice (Pre-recorded video)

  • Musarat Ahmed, Stockport Without Abuse
  • Chair: Catherine Storey, Partnership Manager, Homeless Link

Picture this: photographing the experience of women sleeping rough

  • Janie Pamment, Mental Health and Trauma Co-ordinator, Turning Tides
  • Helen Sharp, Director, Ideas Alliance
  • Sam Otway, Women's Support Worker, Safe In Sussex
  • Chair: Natalie Allen, Head of Partnerships, Homeless Link

13.20 - 14.15      Lunch 

14.15 - 15.15     Masterclass series III

Choose one of the following sessions. 

Ensuring a good trauma informed approach

  • Roanne Wootten, Director of Operations, Julian House
  • Chair: Chrystalla Karvella, Partnership Manager, Homeless Link

Coersive control

  • Kirsty McAllister, Services Manager, Trafford Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS)
  • Chair: Steven Barkess, Partnership Manager, Homeless Link

Partnership working

  • Claire Fisher, Chief Officer, Encompass
  • Chair: Lauren Page-Hammick, Youth Homelessness Lead, 

Working with couples 

  • Louisa Steele, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse and Homeless Link Associate
  • Jill Thursby, Regional Head, St Mungo's
  • Chair: Greg Headley, Partnership Manager, Homeless Link

15.15 - 15.30     Break

15.30 - 16.15    Closing Plenary

Ending Women's homelessness a movement in the making

  • Connie Muttock, Senior Policy Advisor to the Domestic Abuse Commissioner
  • Gudrun Burnet, CEO, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse
  • Rosie Lewis, Head of Policy, Imkaan 
  • Jemima Olchawski, CEO, Agenda
  • Michaela Campbell, Ending Women's Homelessness Lead, Homeless Link
  • Chair: Fiona Colley, Director of Social Change, Homeless Link


There were so many specialists in one place who all clearly had a lot of expertise and experience in their fields, it was great to learn best practice from so many leaders, and it really felt that everybody was working together towards a shared goal

Olivia, Shelter, attendee at a Homeless Link conference March 2021

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Kate Alaway

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