|9:00-9:30||Registration, refreshments & networking|
|9:30-9:40||Chair’s opening remarks – David Bogle, Chair, Homes for Cathy & CEO, Hightown|
|09:40-10:00||Opening keynote speech – Matt Downie, CEO, Crisis|
What is the current national picture on homelessness? What are the drivers behind the homelessness crisis? What works to end homelessness? What role do housing associations have to play?
|10:00-10:15||Keynote speech – Kate Henderson, CEO, National Housing Federation|
|10:15-10:55||Interactive Seminar One – Allocations and statutory homeless obligations|
Chaired by Kate Henderson, CEO, National Housing Federation
What can we do to encourage closer working relationships between housing associations and councils to give people experiencing homelessness better access to housing association properties? What does a successful partnership between a housing association and local authority look like and how do we get there? How can housing associations be more flexible in their allocations and remove barriers to lettings for homeless households?
|10:55-11:20||Refreshment break / networking|
|11:20-11:40||Keynote speech – Lord Bob Kerslake|
Learnings from the Kerslake Commission on Rough Sleeping and what needs to happen next? What can housing associations do better to tackle rough sleeping?
|11:40-12:20||Interactive Seminar Two – Working in partnership to meet the needs of all homeless people in the community|
Chaired by Martin Hilditch, Editor, Inside Housing
Formal homelessness partnerships have proved to be a game changer in co-ordinating a broad range of housing and support solutions across wider regions to meet the needs of all homeless people in the community. How are these working in practice, both for large city authorities and at county level, and what can we learn from them?
|13:15-13:30||Lived experience interview – Facing homelessness with no recourse to public funds|
|13:30-14:10||Interactive Seminar Three – Partnership working to tackle migrant homelessness|
Chaired by Lara Oyedele, Vice President, Chartered Institute of Housing
What is the current picture of migrant homelessness in the UK? What are the biggest barriers non-UK nationals face to moving away from homelessness? What are the fundamentals of a good partnership to tackle migrant homelessness? Why does accommodation matter? What part can housing associations play to tackle the issue?
|14:10-14:30||Keynote Speech – Professor Jo Richardson, President, Chartered Institute of Housing|
Findings of the Homeful action research project exploring housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent all forms of homelessness
|14:30-14:55||Refreshment break / networking|
|14:55-15:35||Interactive Seminar Four – New approaches in supported housing: What works to help people move on from homelessness?|
Chaired by John Glenton, Executive Director of Care & Support, Riverside
What type of support can make a difference to people moving on with their lives?
|15:35-15:55||Keynote speech – City Mayor to be announced|
|15:55-16:35||Interactive Seminar Five – Innovations in tenancy sustainment|
Chaired by Tracey Lees, CEO, Wandle & Homes for Cathy board member
What are the biggest challenges to tenancy sustainment and how can housing associations overcome them? How can we prevent evictions? What can be done to reduce the stigma around tenants seeking financial support? Does digitalisation have a role to play? How can we balance digitalisation with a more person-centred strengths-based approach to tenancy sustainment?
|16:35-16:55||Closing plenary – speaker to be announced|
|16:55-17:00||Chair’s closing remarks – David Bogle|