London Community of Practice Online - Day Centres: What just happened? What Now?
The London Day Centre’s Community of Practice is open to staff from London day centres and those from affiliated services such as homeless health workers, probation, the police, the DWP, Social Enterprises, work and learning support projects and mental health services.
These are strange times full of sadness, anxiety and distress. But does Covid-19 provide us with some unexpected opportunities? Has the world of homeless day centres changed forever or will we return to business as usual?
This Community of Practice will be a space for reflecting, a chance to hear how others have adapted to the current crisis across the city and a forum for exploring how we take the steps forward to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness, our teams and ourselves. What will you do?
Homeless Link Communities of Practice (CoPs) are designed to bring together people working on the frontline of 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.
We will explore:
How have you adapted both in the provision of your service and personally?
What has Covid-19 taught you? Has it changed your perspective?
How do we move forward in the capitals day centres and what support do you need to make this possible?
We aim to recreate a safe, informal space to:
meet peers across London
learn from each other
share good practice
What is a community of practice?
A Community of Practice (CoP) brings together those with common interests and goals to collaboratively find solutions to the issues faced by frontline staff when supporting those experiencing homelessness and associated needs.
Through our CoPs we aim to:
Facilitate knowledge sharing and social learning between frontline workers
Provide a safe venue for people to listen, reflect and receive feedback
Allow people to hear about new evidence, learning and practice
Try out small changes that encourage innovation
Communities of Practice work by bringing together the considerable expertise and knowledge drawn from your daily experience in delivering your role. Through these we identify challenges, solutions and ensure that the knowledge is shared widely.
Please sign up to either the morning or the afternoon session.You are welcome to attend both sessions though these will run to the same format:
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Partnership Manager (London & South)
Greg works as Homeless Link's Partnership Manager in London and the South.