Overview

18 May, 20229:30 am-3:50 pm
Central London

The Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Forum will take in Central London on 18th May 2022.


This Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Forum offers a platform to explore the current landscape and challenges facing homeless people and rough sleeping across the UK, providing practical insights from those leading the way in forging innovative solutions to tackling homelessness across England.

According to Shelter, over 270000 in England are homeless, and the end of Covid protections places thousands more at risk. In the context of increasing demand on services, it is more important than ever that services are able to provide effective support for rough sleepers, and those at risk of homelessness.

What to expect:

  • The latest funding and policy guidance from leading practitioners
  • Practical guidance and case study examples of best practice of effective support
  • Interactive discussions on multi-agency working, mental health support, and tackling youth homelessness

The Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Forum will take in Central London on 18th May 2022.


This Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Forum offers a platform to explore the current landscape and challenges facing homeless people and rough sleeping across the UK, providing practical insights from those leading the way in forging innovative solutions to tackling homelessness across England.

According to Shelter, over 270000 in England are homeless, and the end of Covid protections places thousands more at risk. In the context of increasing demand on services, it is more important than ever that services are able to provide effective support for rough sleepers, and those at risk of homelessness.

What to expect:

  • The latest funding and policy guidance from leading practitioners
  • Practical guidance and case study examples of best practice of effective support
  • Interactive discussions on multi-agency working, mental health support, and tackling youth homelessness

 

Agenda

8:45 am
Registration, Exhibition and Networking Breakfast
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address and Ice Breaker/Networking Introductions
  • Following an introduction from the Chair we’ll be kicking off this live, face to face event with interactive icebreakers designed to encourage early introductions ahead of further networking throughout the day.
  • Get to know fellow colleagues and participants and share your key learning objectives for the day.
  • Share your thoughts and ideas through live polling and comments using our interactive platform
  • Expect lots of interactivity with this being a brilliant opportunity to interact, network and learn from your peers in a safe, face to face environment
Ed Tytherleigh
Ed Tytherleigh
Director of Support & Housing
Centrepoint
Invited
10:00 am
DLUHC Keynote: Health & Homelessness - Meeting the Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Examining the role of health services in supporting people experiencing homelessness and preventing homelessness
  • Highlighting the impact of severe and multiple disadvantages on health outcomes for rough-sleepers and people at risk of homelessness
  • Sharing how health and housing services can collaborate to support people tin recovering from homelessness
Jane Cook
Jane Cook
Health & Homelessness Adviser - Rough Sleeping Initiative
Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Confirmed
10:20 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:30 am
Shelter Keynote: Overcoming the Impact of Covid-19 and Looking at the Next Steps in Tackling Homelessness
  • Discussing Shelter’s analysis of the official rough-sleeping and temporary accommodation figures
  • Examining the long-term impact of additional Government funding during the pandemic
  • Highlighting how the end of Covid-protections, such as the eviction ban and “Everyone In” scheme impacted people at risk of homeless
  • Sharing how to apply lessons learned during Covid-19 to improve support for rough-sleepers and people at risk of homelessness
Deborah Garvie
Deborah Garvie
Policy Manager - Homelessness
Shelter
Invited
10:50 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:00 am
Networking Break
11:20 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: What is Needed from Multi-Agency Collaboration to Prevent Homelessness?
  • Sharing best practice for effective multi-agency working to support rough-sleepers and people at risk of homelessness
  • Examining the statutory duty to refer, and how to work effectively with LHAs
  • Discussing how to integrate a multi-agency approach into service delivery
Pete Smith
Pete Smith
Director of Sector Development
Homeless Link
Confirmed
Victoria McDonald
Victoria McDonald
Homes for Cathy Communications Lead & Social Impact Coordinator
Hightown
Invited
Jamie Sutterby
Jamie Sutterby
Director of People and Communities
Norfolk and Broadland District Councils
Invited
Fran Busby
Fran Busby
Clinical Service Lead - START Homeless Outreach Teams
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Case Study: A Preventative and Collaborative Approach to Rough Sleeping in Birmingham

In response to the government’s “Everyone In” order in 2020, Birmingham City Council adopted the Protect Programme, sharing responsibility and resources across 8 partner agencies to support rough sleepers. This session will provide key insights into:

  • Best practices for effective partnership working to support rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness, including those with ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) status
  • The impact of a focus on prevention on the outcomes for people at risk of homelessness, and the role of an open access point for vulnerable homeless people in improving access to services
  • Lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • What this scheme can tell us about the future of services to prevent homelessness and and resolve rough sleeping
Stephen Philpott
Stephen Philpott
Acting Head - Housing Solutions & Support
Birmingham City Council
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 am
Big Issue Keynote: Creating Support Pathways to Improve Long-term Outcomes
  • Discussing the importance of providing support that “leads to better places” and avoids continuing dependence
  • Sharing lessons learned from Covid-19, and highlighting what works when providing long-term support for rough-sleepers
  •  Discussing how giving to creat opportunities can transform people’s lives in the long-term
Baron John Bird
Baron John Bird
Founder
The Big Issue
Invited
1:50 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
2:00 pm
Case Study: Providing Long-Term Accommodation for Rough-Sleepers at Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council has used of government funding to provide 25 units of self-contained flats and long-term accommodation to help prevent homelessness and drive down the number of rough sleepers in the local area. These units offer a range of on-site support for residents including support on how best to ‘Move on’ and an NHS run Wound Clinic to treat emergency injuries and provide access to sexual health, drug and alcohol services. This session will discuss:

  • The role of local partner organisations in ensuring effective support for local rough-sleepers
  • The role of providing a single point of access to services in improving outcomes
  • Guidance on accessing government funding to prevent homelessness
  • How Calderdale Council plans to continue to improve suppor for rough-sleeprs and people at risk of homelessness using funding from the Homelessness Prevention Grant
Helen Woods
Helen Woods
Senior Commissioning Officer
Calderdale Council
Invited
2:20 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
2:30 pm
Networking Break
2:50 pm
Case Study: Using Predictive Analytics to Prevent Homelessness

Following a 58% increase in homelessness over five years, Maidstone Borough Council took a proactive approach to tackling homelessness using data analytics in 2019. Working with partners, the council designed and implemented OneView, a data analytics tool that brings together data from different services to effectively identify those at risk of homelessness. This session will provide key insights into:

  • How OneView was developed alongside private sector partners to reduce the time spent gathering information, and provide a holistic “single view” of households
  • The impact of OneView’s “at risk” alerts on the provision of early help services, demand for temporary accommodation, and outcomes for people at risk of homelessness
  • Best practice for effective partnership working to use data analytics to support early help services and prevent homelessness
John Littlemore
John Littlemore
Head of Housing & Community Services
Maidstone Borough Council
Confirmed
3:10 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
3:20 pm
Roundtable Discussions: Developing Effective Strategies to Tackle Homelessness

During these roundtable discussions you will assess how the pandemic has impacted service design and delivery, what has changed and the new normal for homelessness prevention and support. These sessions will allow you to assess the challenges faced by your organisation over the course of the pandemic and share insights and solutions with other delegates.

In this series you will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in. Each session will be chaired by a specialist who will be able to offer key insights to enhance learning outcomes throughout the sessions:

Roundtable A: Effective Strategies for Preventing Homelessness
Ciara Devlin
Ciara Devlin
Head of Place Based Programmes
Crisis
Invited
Roundtable 2: Addiction an Mental Health Support
Emma Cookson
Emma Cookson
Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer
St Mungo's
Confirmed
Roundtable C: Tackling Youth Homelessness
Ed Tytherleigh
Ed Tytherleigh
Director of Support & Housing
Centrepoint
Invited
4:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Ed Tytherleigh
Ed Tytherleigh
Director of Support & Housing
Centrepoint
Invited
4:15 pm
Forum Close

*programme subject to change

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for Local Authorities, Housing Associations, and the Voluntary Sector, including:

  • Heads of Homelessness
  • Homelessness Service Managers
  • Neighbourhood Managers
  • Housing Advisers
  • Community Services Managers
  • Executive Directors of Housing Services
  • Directors of Housing Support
  • Advice Service Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Youth Homelessness Workers
  • Councillors
This Forum is also open to the Private Sector for networking purposes and to encourage debate.

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