Leadership Support

We offer a range of support for leaders in the sector to build resilient organisations that can support individuals experiencing homelessness more effectively.

We are offering a series of online leadership masterclasses and peer networking opportunities for leaders and managers in the homelessness sector. 

Our Leadership Support programme is designed to help leaders effect change, understand their impact and achieve organisational and financial sustainability. We believe this will help us to create a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable sector that will lead to better support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Despite unprecedented effort and collaboration across the sector during the pandemic, Covid-19 has left some isolated and most exhausted. So this year's programme will focus on supporting leaders with the tools required to rebuild and capitalise on the opportunities after the pandemic.

Leadership peer support and masterclasses

Created for current leaders in the homelessness sector, our series of peer support and masterclasses are designed to help you build skills to develop the capacity and dynamism of your organisation.

Learn from experienced leaders in the sector and experts on topics such as motivation, collaboration, working with boards and organisational culture and get the opportunity to network with peers across the sector.

Participants in last year’s sessions went on to use the skills learnt to make improvements to working practices, introduce new services, pursue new income streams, develop staff training and build support from their board of trustees.

Upcoming peer support and masterclasses

To apply to join the upcoming leadership peer support and masterclasses please follow the links on the session webpages.

We're hoping to host further masterclasses early next year, if there is a particular topic you would like us to consider, please contact us.

Leadership Summit 

We are also hosting a two-day residential conference (11-12 Nov) exclusively from Homeless Link members which will focus on how leaders can learn from the challenges and build on the opportunities from the pandemic.

As well as the opportunity to hear from experts, with places limited to 50 delegates you will also have the unique and vital opportunity to learn from your peers, discussing issues and asking questions of other people who have similar roles as you. 

Presentations, discussions and workshops will focus on how you can lead your organisation into the future, giving leaders an opportunity to reflect and generate ideas as we emerge from crisis mode. 

Learn more and book your place

Peer networking

We have also set up a Leader Support Slack Group to create online networking opportunities for senior leaders working in homelessness and supported housing. By joining this Slack Group you can:

  • Interact with the Homeless Link Senior Leadership Team
  • Make connections and easily contact other leaders in the sector
  • Join conversations about the latest developments in the sector
  • Find (and share) useful resources on leadership

We'll be sending out Slack joining instructions to Leadership Masterclass participants but if you're not able to attend the Leadership Masterclasses you can still join the Slack group, please contact our Events Manager, Anna Crellin for further details.

Who can join?

We are inviting leaders across homelessness settings to join together in an inspiring programme to learn about yourself, your impact on others and the system in which you lead.

This programme is specifically suitable for staff currently within leadership roles in organisations that support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We are actively seeking to reach more leaders of faith-based and non-commissioned community organisations.

There is no charge to join the programme, which is funded by MHCLG. We hope this makes accessible to leaders from smaller organisations.