Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2018

Arts, Co-Production, Rural Homelessness, Veterans and more #homelesslearning on the 2018 Transatlantic Practice Exchange

The Transatlantic Practice Exchange is supported by the Oak Foundation and delivered in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Placements are funded for five frontline homelessness staff to spend a fortnight in the United States, exploring different practice topics and sharing this learning on their return. Five participants from the US will be hosted by services here. The Exchange aims to inspire new approaches to ending homelessness, and to develop future leaders in the sector.

The UK participants are:

  • Ed Addison, St Mungo's in London - responding to long-term street homelessness through multi-disciplinary outreach 
  • Flora Newbigin, Cardboard Citizens in London - using theatre to involve people with lived experience
  • Rachel Inman, Elim Connect Centre in Wells - peer support and community involvement in rural homelessness settings
  • Rachel Woolf, The Manna at St Stephen's in London - coordinated entry systems in rough sleeping responses
  • Steven Barkess, VOICES in Stoke - involving people with lived experience in employment, peer specialist and strategic roles

And from the US:

  • Cassy Westmoreland, United Way of Weld County - understanding Housing Act implementation, hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association in Swansea
  • Jessica McKown, Allegheny County Dept of Human Services - the impact of co-production on positive outcomes, hosted by Expert Citizens in Stoke
  • Lauren Dreyer, Integral Care - coordination and multi-agency working for better outcomes in criminal justice, hosted by Exeter CoLab
  • Shahera Hyatt, California Homeless Youth Project - the impact of engaging people experiencing homelessness in the performing arts, hosted by the Booth Centre in Manchester
  • Tramecia Garner, Swords to Plowshares - responses to veteran homelessness, hosted by Veterans Aid in London

Look out for updates from the Exchange using #homelesslearning.

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.

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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.

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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
Email: tasmin.maitland@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @Tasmin_IGP