Throughout 2020/2021, Homes for Cathy will be running a series of virtual workshops intended to give members the latest insight and information on how we can deliver our nine commitments to end homelessness. Bringing you inspiring and influential speakers, as well as the opportunity to network with other Homes for Cathy members, our workshops are free to join – book your place today!
Increasing Lettings to Homeless Households
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021
A virtual workshop in association with our charity partner Crisis, exploring the headline findings of our CORE data research with Housemark and the factors that can hinder housing associations letting more properties to homeless households.
Preventing Evictions into Homelessness
Date: Wednesday 24 March 2021
An online workshop focusing on Commitment #4 and how housing associations can achieve zero evictions into homelessness. Hear from Shelter Cymru on their newly published research in this area and Homes for Cathy member South Yorkshire Housing Association on how a shift in organisational culture has helped them drive down evictions.
Our programme of regional Homes for Cathy homelessness workshops in partnership with members has proved a great success, providing an opportunity for both housing providers and local stakeholders involved in the delivery of homelessness and housing services to discuss homelessness policies and practices at local level and explore how they can work together collaboratively to fulfil the Homes for Cathy commitments.
Eastern Region Meeting in partnership with Broadland
Date: Friday 29 January 2021
An online meeting hosted by Broadland Housing Group for Homes for Cathy members and other homelessness stakeholders in the Eastern region, focusing on tenancy support for people who are moving to independence, with the aim of preventing homelessness.
South/South West Housing and Homelessness Regional Workshop in partnership with BCHA
Date: Thursday 4 February 2021
Organised by Homes for Cathy founding member BCHA, which operates across the South and South West of England, this virtual workshop will provide an opportunity for housing associations and other providers to join forces to address the needs of people experiencing homeless in the region.
We are looking for partners to co-host regional Homes for Cathy homelessness workshops throughout 2021. If you are interested in running a workshop, please contact Homesfor.Cathy@hightownha.org.uk.