Spotlight on Older People

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Rooms 1 and 2, Cathedral View, St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL

This event looks at the specific support, health and accommodation needs of older homeless people. 

This event is funded by London Councils - there is no charge to attend. 

Event booking

Places at this event are limited. If you are interested in attending please complete booking form. Please note spaces will be limited to 2 per organisation initially.

1.00 Event registration and light refreshments

1.15 Chair’s welcome

1.20 Assessment and support needs of older homeless people and accommodation options for older people with multiple support needs – Elaine Cobb, Director of Older People’s Services, Salvation Army

1.40 Health needs of older homeless people and how best to get health care for them - Groundswell

2.00 Dementia awareness – Maaike Palmier-Claus, Dementia Friendly Communities Co-Ordinator, Alzheimers Society

2.30 Break and Networking

3.10 Homeless Link’s Early Onset Frailty research – Sue Christoforou, Homeless Link

3.25 Comfort break and room change

3.30 Groupwork discussions – choice of 1

  • The Care Act - how do we best advocate to access care – Room 1
  • Developing an older people’s strategy for your organisation – Matthew Bawden, St Mungo’s – Room 2

4.20 Event summary and event evaluation

4.30 Event Close

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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