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Last updated: 21 June 2023

People who use homelessness services often have challenges and needs that may put them at a disadvantage in the job market. Homelessness organisations as a whole or individual workers may consciously and or unconsciously take a view on if this will be preventative in them accessing employment and if they are ‘work ready’.

We have two speakers, employment specialists from both homelessness and mental health services, giving valuable insight and experience in accessing employment.


Gavin Benn – Innovation & Good Practice Project Manager, Homeless Link

Tina Meegan - Employment Specialist, Mental Health South Westminster Recovery Team, CNWL (CNWL are a Centre of Excellence for the IPS (Individual Placement and Support) employment support model.).

Zoe Pye - Employment Team Manager - Thames Reach