Autumn Regional Workshops – Book your space!
Throughout 2019, Homes for Cathy is organising a series of regional workshops across the UK; the meetings represent an opportunity for members to engage with other local stakeholders working in homelessness, explore the challenges around implementing the nine Homes for Cathy commitments at local level and take away ideas on how to improve their own practices and policies relating to homelessness.
Places on the workshops are free and offered on a first come, first served basis – we welcome attendance by members, prospective members and other stakeholders involved in the provision homelessness services.
East Midlands Workshop – Friday 4 October 2019
We are delighted to partner with EMH Group to host our East Midlands regional workshop.
Date: Friday 4 October 2019
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Location: Conference Suite, EMH Group, Memorial House, Whitwick Business Park, Stenson Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4JP
An ideal opportunity for housing and homelessness practitioners in the East Midlands area to discover more about the Homes for Cathy campaign, hear about current homelessness initiatives in the region and learn how other local housing associations are meeting the Homes for Cathy commitments. Speakers will include Mark Grant, the chief executive of Action Homeless and Professor Jo Richardson FCIH, FHEA, FRSA from De Montfort University, Associate Dean Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law. The event will incorporate an interactive session around the challenges organisations encounter in meeting the Homes for Cathy commitments and how these can be overcome.
East Anglia Workshop – 18 October 2019
Homes for Cathy member Broadland Housing Group is hosting its second East Anglia regional workshop of 2019.
Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Time: 11am – 4.30pm
Location: The Nest, Holt Road, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3AQ
The second East Anglian regional workshop of 2019, this event is set to build on the success of Broadland Housing Group’s event earlier this year. Speakers include Tony Stacey, CEO of South Yorkshire Housing; Martin Hilditch, editor of Inside Housing; and Lesley Burdett, Hub Manager, Shelter. The workshop will include interactive sessions and ideas sharing around several of the Homes for Cathy commitments. A full agenda will be circulated over the next few weeks.
London Meeting & Workshop – How do we measure our impact?
Our Homes for Cathy meeting and workshop on 26 July 2019 was a great opportunity for members to hear about examples of best practice from housing associations and charities working towards ending homelessness and to join the discussion about potential KPIs to measure our impact as a group.
Attendees heard from Origin’s Katri Wilson about Project 99, a partnership offering accommodation and support to young people in Camden and from Evolve Housing + Support’s Jeremy Gray, who discussed on the charity’s strengths-based approach to helping homeless people turn their lives around.
Feedback from the KPI discussion session can be found here – our steering group will be considering these over the coming weeks to formalise a plan for the future, so watch this space!
Please check the next newsletter for details of Homes for Cathy meetings taking place during the autumn.