Colchester Community of Practice: Loan Sharks…let’s catch em!

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Thursday, 17 June 2021
Online I 1pm - 3pm I Free

If we want to talk meaningfully about homelessness prevention and tenancy sustainment then we need to talk about Loan Sharks. This session will have expert input on how we can identify the risks and what steps you can take to end this ever-increasing abuse.

People experiencing economic hardship are easy prey for Loan Sharks. This can lead to increasing debt, extreme stress, poor mental health, offending, the breakdown of relationships, violence and ultimately the loss of accommodation resulting in homelessness. People newly moved into accommodation following periods of rough sleeping are also at an increased level of risk as they rebuild a life with limited resources at their disposal.

This session with Matthew Thubron, LIAISE officer from Stop Loan Sharks will highlight the ways in which you and your service can actively engage with this issue and collectively reduce the harm across Colchester.

We will also take time to explore other local issues and solutions as we move slowly out of what we all hope will be the final lockdown.

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Homeless Link Communities of Practice are designed to bring together people working in homelessness and related fields within local areas. The aim is to create a safe and informal space in which attendees can share knowledge and good practice, discuss local issues and explore how best to collaboratively overcome them.

We facilitate events using a Solution Focused Practice approach so that problems are acknowledged but not dwelt on; instead, we look at building on existing resources and skills to work towards a shared, preferred future – as well as expanding knowledge where required. As this is an online event the format will vary however we will endeavour to leave you feeling positive, hopeful and better connected to the bigger picture.

If you have any queries please contact Catherine the Homeless Link Partnership Manager for the East of England   at or Greg at and 07956396193

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Greg Headley

Partnership Manager (London & South)

Greg works as Homeless Link's Partnership Manager in London and the South.