Spotlight on Digital Technology

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS

This event explores how digital technology is being used in the homelessness sector

This event is funded by London Councils - there is no charge to attend. Email the PLUS Project team to book your place.

Event Aims

  • To increase knowledge and awareness of how digital technology is being used in the homelessness sector e.g. alternative giving schemes, crowdfunding and social media campaigns
  • For homelessness organisations to explore the benefits of using technology in their comms strategies 
  • To learn from others who have used digital technology 
  • To share good practice from projects that help people with lived experience of homelessness to improve their digital skills.
  • To promote and improve networking and partnership working between the homelessness and specialist agencies

Draft Agenda 

1.00 Event registration and sandwich lunch
1.20 Chair’s welcome 
1.25 How to tell others about what you do: Developing a Digital Communication Strategy in your organisation – Owen Duff, NHYC
1.40 Building Organisation Resilience by Using Digital Technology – Vinay Nair, Lightful
2.10 Crowd Funding to Train Homeless People – Seb Barker, BEAM
2.30 Break
2.40 Crowd Funding to Refurbish a Day Centre: What We’ve Learnt – Martha Awojobi, West London Mission
3.00 Reboot: Making digital part of the support offer in homelessness and mental health services  – Tasmin Maitland, Homeless Link
3.20 St Mungo’s Reboot Project
3.30 Q&A/Panel Discussion
3.55 Group work 
4.20 Event summary and evaluation
4.30 Event Close

Event booking

Places at this event are limited. If you are interested in attending please contact the London Plus team.

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Jane Bancroft

Jane Bancroft

London Development Manager

Jane works on our PLUS project, which provides support to homelessness agencies across London through a mixture of guidance, training and events.

Telephone: 020 7840 4460
Email: jane.bancroft@homelesslink.org.uk