Rough Sleeping Conference 2020 - Day 2 Programme

View the programme for day two of our Rough Sleeping Conference 2020.

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Thursday 9th July


10.15     A message from the Minister (ends 10.30) 

Luke Hall MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, will be delivering his Ministerial Address.


10.45    Choice of three sessions      

Housing solutions for longtermed roughsleepers (ends 11.50)
​Ricardo Lopez, Regional Head - East London, St Mungo’s
Adele Arnold Housing First Manager Riverside

Young people sleeping rough: visibility and youth-specific provision (ends 11.50)
Marike van Harskamp, Development and Partnerships Manager, New Horizon
Ben Keegan CEO Roundabout
Debbie Marsh Frontline outreach worker Roundabout

What is co-production? Stop buzzing, start championing (ends 11.30)
David Ford, Founder, Expert Link


12.00      Choice of two sessions

Adult safeguarding and the Care Act (ends 12.45)
Bruno Ornelas, Voices of Stoke
Fiona Bateman, CASCAIDr

Getting the message across: Influencing homelessness policy (ends 13.00)
Jennifer Harrison, Head of Policy, Changing Lives
Hannah Gousy Head of Policy and Campaigns Crisis


13.00      Lunch break


13.45     Choice of three sessions   

Modern slavery and homelessness (ends 14.50)
Robin Brierley, Chair, West Midlands Anti Slavery Network
Amber Cagney, Development Manager, West Midlands Anti Slavery Network

Critical Time Intervention (ends 14.50)
Alex Smith, Innovation and Good Practice Project Manager, Homeless Link
Angela Broadbridge, Research and Evaluation Lead, Fulfilling Lives

Commissioning effective rough sleeping services (ends 14.50)
Gill Taylor, Strategic Lead – Single Homelessness & Vulnerable Adults, Haringey council

Molly Bishop, Strategic Lead - Homelessness, Greater Manchester Combined Authority


15.05     Closing Plenary: A discussion on health and homelessness

Our expert panel will include:

  • Chair: Rick Henderson, Homeless Link

  • Gill Leng, Public Health England

  • Prof Nicholas Pleace, University of York

  • Helen Gavaghan, MEAM

  • Dr Alastair Story, UCL Hospitals

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Alex McKenzie

Conference and events manager

Alex manages Homeless Link's conference and events programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4493
Email: alex.mcKenzie@homelesslink.org.uk