Member Meeting – London – 21 November 2019


Our next member meeting is taking place in London on Thursday 21 November – all members are welcome to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Catherine Bennion, Deputy Director – Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Delivery at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, explaining the Department’s multidisciplinary approach to homelessness and how this is helping to drive change at local level; Simon Clarke, Group Director of Housing at Sanctuary will discuss why his housing association has made the decision to scrap affordability tests for applicants; Guddy Burnet, of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, will complete the guest speaker line-up, outlining the alliance’s latest work to prevent homelessness in this vulnerable group.

Following feedback from members at our summer event, Homes for Cathy’s David Bogle will conclude the meeting with an update on Homes for Cathy’s recent work, including plans to measure our future impact.

Date & Time: Thursday 21 November 2019, 12.30-3.30pm – buffet lunch on arrival

Venue: Blue Hall, Lift Islington, 45 White Lion St, The Angel, London N1 9PW

Agenda: Click here to download a copy of the agenda

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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.

Jeremy Gray, CEO of Evolve Housing + Support, discusses the charity’s strengths-based approach