Under One Roof 2019: Conference programme day 1

What's happening and when? Browse our full programme of speeches, workshops and social activities for day 1 of the conference.

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Day One: Tuesday 2 July


09:00      Registration and refreshments


10.00     Homelessness in 2019: Systemic causes and sustainable prevention

  • Chair: Piers Feilden MBE, Chair, Homeless Link
  • Rick Henderson, Chief Executive, Homeless Link
  • Prof. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Professor at Herriot Watt University and Director of Institute (ISPHERE)

Followed by questions and discussion


11:05      Refreshment break


11:25      Workshop session 1

Delegates are asked to select one of the following sessions to attend:

  • Homelessness Reduction Act - One year on
    • Delivered by Harinder Birring (Head of consultancy services - Shelter)
  • Introduction to trauma-informed care
    • Delivered by Sabrina Pathan (Rough Sleeping Lead - London Borough of Redbridge)
  • NOW that’s what I call Health Equality! #HealthNow approach to tackling health inequalities
    • Delivered by Jenny McAteer (National Expansion Manager - Groundswell), Matthew Green (Director - Crisis Skylight Birmingham) and Paul Pandolfo (Inspiring Change Programme Manager, Shelter)
  • Universal credit - Problem solving
    • Delivered by Chris Brill (Expert Link) and Ross Watkins (Homeless Link - Expert Panel)
  • What’s faith got to do with it? Building bridges between faith-based and commissioned responses to homelessness
    • Delivered by Jon Kuhrt (Specialist Rough Sleeping Adviser, Faith and Community Groups - MHCLG) and Pete Smith (Rough Sleeping Adviser)
  • Social enterprise and investment: Delivering social impact and financial resilience
    • Delivered by Sophie Price (Consultancy Manager, Homeless Link) and Jaishree Mistry (Investment Manager, Homeless Link)
  • Multiple exclusion homelessness, the Care Act, and Safeguarding
    • Delivered by Bruno Ornelas (Senior Manager, Voices of Stoke)

12:40      Networking lunch


13:50      Making a change: New ways of working to tackle homelessness

  • Chair: Rick Henderson, Chief Executive, Homeless Link 
  • Debbie Sorkin, National Director of Systems Leadership, The Leadership Centre
  • Mike Wright, GMCA Strategic Lead on Homelessness 
  • Amanda Dubarry, Chief Executive, Caritas Anchor House 

15:00     Refreshment break


15:20   Workshop session 2

Delegates are asked to select one of the following sessions to attend:

  • PIE and Trauma Informed approaches – latest developments
    • Delivered by Dr Emma Williamson (Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM))
  • Housing First: A catalyst for change? 
    • Delivered by Jo Prestidge (Senior Project Manager - Housing First England, Homeless Link) and Sarah Walters (Best Practice Manager, Crisis)
  • Gender and trauma informed approaches to supporting women experiencing homelessness
    • Delivered by Lisa Raftery (Grants Manager, Homeless Link) and Jess Southgate (Policy Manager, Agenda)
  • Effective Co-production
    • Delivered by David Ford (Founder, Expert Link)
  • NPS and Spice: Effectively responding to new drug trends
    • Delivered by David Gill (Risk & Resilience Training and Consultancy)
  • Staff resilience and self-care
    • Delivered by Steven Barkess (Partnership Manager Central England, Homeless Link) and Chrystalla Karvella (Partnership Manager London and the South East, Homeless Link)
  • Universal credit - Problem solving (repeated)
    • Delivered by Chris Brill (Expert Link) and Ross Watkins (Homeless Link - Expert Panel)

16:30      End of conference day


Homeless Link Excellence Awards 2019

18:00      Arrival and drinks reception

18:30      Awards Ceremony

19:30      Conference dinner

21:00-23:00      Networking, drinks and live music

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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