Under One Roof 2019: Conference programme day 2

What's happening and when? Browse our full programme of speeches, workshops and social activities for day 2 of the conference.

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Day Two: Wednesday 3 July

09:00      Registration and refreshments

09:30     Panel discussion: Mental health and homelessness services: Working towards a common goal?

Our panel of homelessness and mental health experts will debate whether Mental Health Services are doing enough to support the Homelessness Sector, and vice-versa.

Panellists will include:

  • Chaired: Oliver Hilbery, Director, MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter)
  • Jane Cook, National Advisor Homeless Health, RSI Taskforce
  • Tom Johnson, Project Manager – Mental Health, NHS England
  • Leroy McAnuff, Service User Consultant, Homeless Link Expert Panel
  • Barney Wells, Director, EASL (Enabling Assessment Service London)

10:40      Refreshment break

11.00      Workshop session 3

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

  • Understanding the Mental Capacity Act
    • Delivered by Barney Wells, (Director, EASL (Enabling Assessment Service London))
  • Working with the justice sector to support people with multiple disadvantage
    • Delivered by Ivelina Metchkarova-Taylor (Clinks Development Officer, West Yorkshire)
  • Supporting the needs of women involved in survival sex work
    • Delivered by Jane Wallace (Reseach Development Worker, Changing Lives)
  • 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)
  • Implementing outreach in rural areas
    • Delivered by John Isserlis (Senior Rough Sleeping Advisor, MHCLG) and Jason Marriot (Rough Sleeping Advisor, MHCLG)
  • Training and employing people with lived experience
    • Delivered by Helen Gavaghan (Involvement Coordinator, Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM))
  • Introducing strengths-based practices
    • Delivered by Anna Suswillo (Partnership Manager, Homeless Link) and Ruth Wallbank (MEAM Partnership Manager – Midlands, Mind)

12:10      Networking lunch

13:05     A Way Home - Preventing and tackling youth homelessness

  • Chair: Rick Henderson, Chief Executive, Homeless Link Confirmed
  • Melanie Redman, President & CEO, A Way Home: National Coalition to End Youth Homelessness in Canada
  • Dr Stephen Gaetz, Professor and Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Homeless Hub
  • Kate Polson, Chief Executive, Rock Trust 
  • Anna Whalen, Senior Adviser, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Directorate - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

14.15    Switch around (teas and coffess will be available at the back of workshop rooms for those that want them)

14.20  Workshop session 4

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

  • Working with non-UK nationals
    • Bethan Lant (Casework, Quality & Training Manager, Praxis)
  • Domestic abuse in homelessness settings
    • Louisa Steele (Housing First and Homelessness Coordinator, Standing Together)
  • Practical approaches to supporting change resistant drinkers
    • Mike Ward (Senior Consultant, Alcohol Change UK)
  • LGBTQ+ and homelessness
    • Tina Wathern (Director of Education and Engagement, Stonewall Housing)
  • Ending street homelessness: Good practice from across Europe
    • Patrick Duce (Campaign Impact Manager (European End Street Homelessness Campaign) World Habitat)
  • Multiple exclusion homelessness, the Care Act, and Safeguarding (repeated)
    • Delivered by Bruno Ornelas (Senior Manager, Voices of Stoke)

15:30      End of conference


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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