Housing Solutions to Migrant Homelessness: Partnership Approaches

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Housing Solutions to Migrant Homelessness: Partnership Approaches

Join us at our free online workshop exploring Homes for Cathy Commitment #8 ‘To contribute to ending migrant homelessness in the areas housing associations operate’.

Housing associations can, and already do, play an integral role in providing housing and support for destitute migrants, working with local authorities and other local partners to offer emergency accommodation for individuals who are not able to access statutory homelessness assistance.

During our free online event, you will hear from NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, on the reasons why migrants become destitute, the barriers they can face while being granted leave to remain in the UK and how the offer of accommodation – even if it is temporary – can make all the difference in supporting them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.  We will also be sharing positive practice from housing associations and charities that are working in partnership to deliver migrant homelessness schemes.


11:00-11:05 Welcome & introduction Vicki McDonald, Homes for Cathy
11:05-11:25 Framing migrant destitution & an overview of housing models that work Katie Fawcett/Paul Catterall – NACCOM
11:25:11:30 Lived experience of being homeless with no recourse to public funds Lived experience speaker (tbc)
11:30-11:50 Filling the void – using empty properties to house destitute migrants in Sheffield Phil Parkes, SYHA + Oliver Chamberlain/Jochen Kortländer, ASSIST
11:50-11:55 Break
11:55-12:05 The Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) – creating a local coalition to end rough sleeping Yvonne Pinner, Oxfordshire Homeless Movement
12:05-12:15 The OHM NRPF Project – how a multi-agency approach is supporting destitute migrants Eva Brown, Connection Support
12:15-12:25 Providing housing for NRPF migrants – a housing response Jude McCaffery, Soha + Paul Roberts, Aspire
12:25-12:30 Closing remarks Vicki McDonald, Homes for Cathy
12:30-12:45 Breakout room Q&A session for attendees who wish to stay on All


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