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


09:30      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


11:10      Refreshment break


11:30      Workshop session 1

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

  • Homelessness Reduction Act - One year on
  • Introduction to trauma-informed care
  • HealthFirst: a focus on health inequalities and homelessness
  • Universal credit - An update
  • What’s faith got to do with it? Building bridges between faith-based and commissioned responses to homelessness
  • Social enterprise and investment: Delivering social impact and financial resilience

12:45      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:

  • Adopting a psychologically informed approach
  • Housing First: A catalyst for change? 
  • Gender and trauma informed approaches to supporting women experiencing homelessness
  • Effective Co-production
  • NPS and Spice
  • Universal credit - An update (repeated)

16:30      End of conference day


18:30      Homeless Link Excellence Awards Ceremony 2019

19:30      Conference dinner

21:30      Networking, drinks and 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