Rough Sleeping Conference 2020 - Online

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020
A two day online conference - Wednesday 8 July to Thursday 9 July

Two days of learning, inspiration & sharing collaborative responses to tackle rough sleeping.​ Book your place.

Programme - Day 1          Programme - Day 2

The Covid-19 crisis has been a highly challenging time for the homelessness sector. The situation has highlighted the importance of ending rough sleeping, and provided an insight into what can be achieved, when we work together.  For many however, the economic impacts of this period will place them at greater risk of homelessness than before.

This conference will showcase existing good practice on supporting those who are currently, or at risk of sleeping rough, and will consider how we can move forward in light of the changes that the Covid-19 crisis have brought about to ensure this opportunity is not wasted.

Speakers will include expert representatives from central and local government, frontline homelessness and supported housing providers, as well as specialists in related sectors.

We are going digital! 

This conference will consist of two days’ worth of online presentations, panel discussions and webinars, with polls, chat box and Q&A sessions to ensure you can get involved. 

We are not expecting any attendees to join all sessions and instead you will be able to curate your own conference programme, mixing and matching the sessions that most interest you.  Recordings will also be available to attendees once sessions have finished, so if you missed a session you were particularly excited about you will still have a chance to watch it within the conference days.   

Attendees will also have access to an online community to discuss the content of the conference and share experience with other delegates via Slack online messaging.  This will allow you to see who else is attending the conference, message other delegates or speakers, and create or join chat conversations around different topics of the conference.

Who is this event for?

Local authority and voluntary sector staff working to reduce rough sleeping and supporting individuals currently or at risk of sleeping rough. Join the discussion of how we can harness this opportunity to end rough sleeping.


The conference runs online from 10am on Wednesday 8 July to 4pm on Thursday 9 July. 

Book your place

Places for the 2-day online conferences start at £25 for Homeless Link members who take advantage of our super earlybird rate until 12th June and £45 for non-members.  Book four or more places to receive a further 15% group-save discount. Book now 

Thank you to MHCLG

Thanks to funding from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) we have been able to offer a number of subsidised earlybird rate  places at £25 for Homeless Link members and £45 for non-members.  In addition our band A members (those small organisations with an annual income of £10,000 a year or less) are eligable for the further subsidised rate of £15.