Social Investment - Programme for Birmingham

Taking a look at social investment as an alternative source of funding to tackle homelessness.

Thursday 13 October

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09.30 - 10.00    Registration

10.00 - 11.00    Opening keynote

  • Welcome from the event chair
  • The context and relevance of social investment within the commissioning strategy for homelessness
    Mark McPherson, Director of Strategy, Partnership and Innovation, Homeless Link​
  • The Government's strategy for social investment within the commissioning strategy for homelessness
    Oliver Nash, Cabinet Office (invited)
  • Social investment solutions: an overview
    Tom Bennett, Investment Director, Big Society Capital
    Aman Johal, Big Society Capital

Questions and answers

11.00 - 11.15    Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.05    Case study 1:
How social investment through a social impact bond is delivering outcomes for housing, employment and education for homeless 18 to 24 year olds with complex needs                 
Jackie Redding, Fair Chance Programme Manager, St Basils
Andrew Levitt, Associate and Adam Kybird, Associate, Bridges Ventures

Questions and answers

12.10 - 13.00    Case Study 2
How a charitable loan can be used to provide accommodation for someone who is homeless and build income for the charity
Alan Fraser, Chief Executive, Birmingham YMCA
Peter Hughes, Regional Manager Midlands and East, Charity Bank

Questions and answers

13.00 - 13.40    Lunch

13.40 - 14.30    Case Study 3
How social investment through a social impact fund can increase the supply of housing for homeless people
Susan Aktemel, Director, Homes for Good
Chris Hunter, Investment Manager, Impact Ventures UK (LGT)

Questions and answers

14.35 - 15.25    Case Study 4
How social investment is being used to provide working capital to grow a social enterprise
Paul Harrod, Midlands Together
Dan Hird, Head of Corporate Finance, Tridos Bank

Questions and answers

15.25 - 15.40    Coffee Break

15.40 - 16.30    Investment readiness
Simon Meldrum, Access – The Foundation for Social Investment

16.30               End of event