Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2018

This year's Exchange placements will be announced soon!

The Transatlantic Practice Exchange is an exciting opportunity for frontline homelessness staff to spend a fortnight in the United States, exploring different practice topics and sharing this learning on their return. Thanks to support from the Oak Foundation there will be another round of placements in 2018, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Five participants from the UK will complete funded placements, and services here will volunteer to host five people from the US.

In addition to sharing new approaches to ending homelessness, the Exchange aims to develop future leaders. Participants work for homelessness charities at senior support worker/junior manager or similar level and can be based in any UK country. Our aim is to involve people who would not normally get the opportunity to study and travel as part of their job.

Applications for 2018 have closed, and we are currently doing assessments. This page will be updated when we have confirmed the successful participants.

Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2018 information for applicants

Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2017 reports

The Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2017 reports bring together learning and reflections from participants' placements with US and UK homelessness services. The UK group covered Housing First for Women, Employment, Strengths Based Practice and Critical Time Intervention. The US group explored Employment, Youth Homelessness, Engaging the PRS, LGBT+ Support for Youth, and Systems Change for Chronic Homelessness.


Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2016 reports

In 2016 ten frontline staff from the UK and US took part in the Transatlantic Practice Exchange, completing a two-week placement focused on good practice in homelessness services. In these reports the participants share their learning and observations on how the two countries support people experiencing homelessness, what practice can be transferred, and how their approach has changed since their return.


Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2014

Reports from 10 frontline professionals on an international exchange of knowledge and practice. Exchanges took place between May and July 2014, with participants spending up to two weeks on placement with their hosts and other local organisations.


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Tasmin Maitland

Head of innovation and good practice

Tasmin leads our innovation and good practice team, managing a range of projects including guidance, the Transatlantic Practice Exchange and the Hostels Action Learning series.

Telephone: 020 7840 4451
Twitter: @Tasmin_IGP