Overview

18 May, 20229:30 am-3:50 pm
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The Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Forum will take place virtually 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 place virtually 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

 

Online Experience

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Real time resources and presentations

Agenda

9:30 am
Your Tour of the Online Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:50 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dan Dumoulin
Dan Dumoulin
Head of Rough Sleeping Services
Depaul UK
Confirmed
10:00 am
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
Dr Lígia Teixeira
Dr Lígia Teixeira
Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Homelessness Impact
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 and provide a “Roadmap Out of Homelessness”
Deborah Garvie
Deborah Garvie
Policy Manager - Homelessness
Shelter
Confirmed
Hannah Rich
Hannah Rich
Senior Research Officer
Shelter
Confirmed
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
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Director of Sector Development
Homeless Link
Confirmed
Fran Busby
Fran Busby
Clinical Service Lead - START Homeless Outreach Teams
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Confirmed
Charlotte Murray
Charlotte Murray
Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing
South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA)
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
Crisis Keynote: An Update on the APPG for Ending Homelessness Inquiry

This session will examine the inquiry into whether the Government is on track to meet its manifesto commitment to ‘end the blight of rough sleeping’ by the end of this Parliament, including its call for evidence from people with direct experience of homelessness, and from organisations in the homelessness sector. This inquiry will look at the Government’s progress on this commitment to date, and to ensure that rough sleeping in England is rare, brief and non-recurrent.

Maeve McGoldrick
Maeve McGoldrick
Head of Policy and Campaigns
Crisis
Confirmed
1:50 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
2:00 pm
Case Study: Effectively Supporting People with Multiple Disadvantages to Access Services

Back on Track work with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, and support around 700 people every year who are facing multiple disadvantage. This could be; managing problematic drug/alcohol use, living a crime-free life, improving mental health and wellbeing, or finding and maintaining a stable home. This session will provide insights into:

  • Best practice for coproduction and service delivery that supports people with multiple disadvantages to be better able to access service
  • The importance of education and empowerment in supporting people to make lasting change
  • The impact of improving access to services on outcomes for people with multiple disadvantages
Dee Lowry
Dee Lowry
Services Manager
Back on Track Manchester
Confirmed
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
James Mullaney
James Mullaney
Senior Best Practice Officer
Crisis
Confirmed
Peter Harrison
Peter Harrison
Best Practice Manager
Crisis
Confirmed
Roundtable B: Tackling Youth Homelessness
Alicia Walker
Alicia Walker
Head of Policy, Research and Campaigns
Centrepoint
Confirmed
Billy Harding
Billy Harding
Policy and Research Officer
Centrepoint
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Dan Dumoulin
Dan Dumoulin
Head of Rough Sleeping Services
Depaul UK
Confirmed
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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