The annual event for the homelessness sector.
9 - 10 JULY 2012 | THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
homeless link's annual conference 2012
What will it take to end homelessness?
The homelessness sector has made significant progress during the past 20 years. We understand more now than ever before about what can make a person homeless, how they can be helped out of it, and how it can be prevented before it happens. But we have a long way to go.
As the recession deepens, more people are becoming marginalised, at risk of finding themselves without a suitable place to live. What will it take to make sure that timely, practical support and advice is offered to help them before its too late? What will it take to ensure we can offer the most effective services to support people experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives? What will it take to end homelessness?
Two things are certain. We can't get there in one step. And we can't do it on our own.
This year's Homeless Link Annual Conference explored the answers - and what they mean for homelessness services and the people you support.
This conference offered delegates the chance to learn from others, share ideas and concerns and hear new ways to respond to homelessness, to ensure that no-one is left destitute and excluded from basic support in 21st century Britain.
visionary ideas, practical focus:
HOMELESSNESS CAN BE PREVENTED....
A focus on prevention: a role for all agencies
Saying no to repeat homelessness: reducing evictions and abandonments
Looking beyond homelessness: addressing additional support needs, such as addiction and gambling
SUPPORTING HOMELESS PEOPLE FULLY....
Supporting clients with multiple, complex needs
New approaches to tackling rough sleeping: adopting the No Second Night Out approach
Supporting your clients into work: delivering relevant, practical employability skills
Good practice on offering effective housing options and advice
Moving on: how to find accommodation options that work for your clients
BEYOND 2012: ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE....
The commissioning landscape: guidance on the changes and what they mean
Welfare reform: what it means for homelessness services and clients
Understanding and working within the new health structures
Equipping services to compete and thrive as the landscape changes
during the event delegates could:
Discover new ways to respond to and prevent homelessness
Welcome Homeless Link's new CEO, Rick Henderson
Meet the Homelessness Transition Fund team
Learn in a friendly, informal environment
Network with other experts
Share and hear good practice models and innovative ideas
Join this incredible community, committed to ending homelessness
The University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
T: 024 7652 3222 | W: www.warwick.ac.uk
The University of Warwick is located approximately 3 miles outside of Coventry city centre and is easily accessible by both road and rail. The M1, M6, M40 and M42 are all nearby as is Coventry train station. Birmingham International Airport is a 30 minute drive away.
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020 7840 4461