Young and Homeless Conference 2019 - Programme

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Friday 6 December 2019

09.00      Registration and refreshments

10.00     An informed response: Understanding and responding to the experiences of young people at risk of homelessness

  • Chair: Rick Henderson, Chief Executive, Homeless Link
  • Sarah Brennan, Director, Sarah Brennan Consultancy
  • Kate Polson, Chief Executive, Rock Trust
  • Tim Sigsworth, Chief Executive, Albert Kennedy Trust
  • Faz Bukhari, President and Youth Ambassador, Albert Kennedy Trust

Followed by questions and discussion

11.15      Refreshment break

11.35      Workshop session 1

Delegates are asked to select one of the following sessions to attend (more sessions to be announced)

  • Understanding substance misuse as both a cause and continuation of homelessness for Young People
    Facilitated by David Gill (Managing Director, Risk and Resilience)
  • Youth homelessness: Policy and Politics
    Facilitated by Daniel Dumoulin (Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Depaul)
  • Preventing and addressing young women’s homelessness: Lessons from at home or abroad
    Facilitated by Esther Sample (Research and Evaluation Manager, Young Women's Trust)
  • Youth violence, exploitation and youth intervention
    Facilitated by Viviane da Silva (Youth Outreach Project Manager New Horizons)
  • Trauma informed care for young people
    Facilitated by Dr Roberta Babb (Registered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, Third Eye Psychology)
  • Young, Employed and Homeless: Supporting young people into lasting employment 
    Facilitated by Vicky Nevin (Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, Centrepoint)

12.45      Networking lunch

13.35      Voices of experience: Recognising the importance of providing young people a platform to inform policy and practice

  • Chair: Rick Henderson, Chief Executive, Homeless Link
  • Youth Homeless Parliament members, Youth Voice St Basils 
  • Jenny Endean​, Young Person Service Development Manager, Live West Housing Association
  • Kiri Grant, Young Persons Delivery Manager, Cardboard Citizens
  • Beyonce Meikle, Youth Ensemble, Cardboard Citizens

Followed by questions and discussion

14:45     Refreshment break

15:05     Workshop session 2

Delegates are asked to select one of the following sessions to attend (more sessions to be announced):

  • Strength-based approaches and building resilience
    Facilitated by Mary Quinton (Research Fellow: MST4Life, University of Birmingham) and Ben Parry (Research Associate: MST4Life, University of Birmingham)
  • LGBTQ+, young and homeless
    Facilitated by Tina Wathern (Director of Education and Engagement, Stonewall Housing)
  • Implementing homelessness prevention in your area: A Sheffield case-study
  • Facilitated by Quintina Crozier (Team Leader, Roundabout) and Jonny Edwards (Roundabout)
  • Developing a social enterprise: Creating employment opportunities for young people 
    Facilitated by Meg Doherty (Founder, Fat Macy's), Murphy Hopkins-Hubbard (Enterprise Development Manager, Homeless Link), and Jaishree Mistry (Investment Manager, Homeless Link)
  • Telling their story: Youth engagement through theatre
    Facilitated by Kiri Grant (Young Persons Delivery Manager, Cardboard Citizens) and Beyonce Meikle (Youth Ensemble, Cardboard Citizens)
  • Working with young people with complex needs
    Facilitated by Hannah Deignan (Regional Complex Needs Project Co‑ordinator, Shine)

16:15      End of conference

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