Liverpool Community of Practice:

Thursday, 23 September 2021
Online | 13:00 - 15:00

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. Our Communities of Practice are open to paid and unpaid workers and to people with lived experience of homelessness.

The purpose of the community of practice is to:

- Facilitate knowledge sharing and social learning between practitioners

- Provide a safe venue for people to listen, reflect and receive feedback

- Try out and discuss changes that encourage innovation

- Allow people to hear about new evidence learning and practice

- Harness the expertise of frontline workers to drive real, actionable solutions

- Improve networking across the sector and with other related fields

- To identify areas of change within a complex system

This session will be focusing on lived experience and we will be joined by Expert Link. A peer-led organisation that works to improve the quality and availability of policies and services to support people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages in England.

They champion the voices of people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages (including homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, offending and domestic violence and abuse) to allow better policies and services to support them.

They aspire to a world where people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages are treated as equal partners in decisions made about their lives. To reach this vision, we influence national policies and equip local policy-makers, service providers and individuals with lived experience, to work together to design policies and services that are driven by the voices of people with lived experience – a process known as co-production.

Expert Link believe that co-production process should be guided by principles of collective power, equitable decision-making and by a strengths-based approach.

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If you have any questions or queries please contact steven.barkess@homelesslink.org.uk

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Steven Barkess

Partnership Manager (Central)

Steven works as Homeless Link's Partnership Manager across the Midlands and central region of England.