Homes for Cathy Conference Agenda

With our partners Crisis.


10:00 Welcome from co-chairs   

David Bogle, Homes for Cathy & Jon Sparkes, Crisis

10:15 Labour’s response to the homeless crisis

Rt Hon John Healey MP

10:40 Homelessness – why haven’t we ended it yet? 

Lord Bob Kerslake

11:05 How can housing associations help end homelessness? 

Chris Hancock, Crisis

11:35 The Homelessness Reduction Act     

Bob Blackman MP

11:50 Homelessness – what needs to be done?

Polly Neate, Shelter

12:10 Panel Discussion 

Lord Bob Kerslake, Polly Neate, Bob Blackman MP, Chris Hancock

12:40 LUNCH

13:15 Five minute pitches – Working together to end homelessness

Paul Doe, Trustee of two homelessness charities  / Homeless Charities,

Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive Hastoe Housing  / Rural Homelessness,

Michael Newey, CEO, Broadland Housing and Past President RICS  / The property profession’s response to growing homelessness ,

Sarah-Jane Gay, Policy Officer / National Housing Federation,

Matt Harrison, Director of Social Enterprise/ Homeless Link

13:45 The real experience of homelessness and how we can end it

Crisis Member Ambassadors

14:15 Feedback on Appreciative Enquiry


15:00 Feedback on Appreciative Enquiry


15:30 Call to Arms

David Bogle & Jon Sparkes

15:45 ENDS

Optional session for Housing Associations

16:00 – 17:00 MHCLG discussion with Housing Associations on expanding clearing house system outside London



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