Youth & Women's Homelessness Network Event: supporting young women who are homeless

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Wednesday, 1 December 2021
10.30am-1.00pm | Online | Free

How do we make sure young women are represented in service design and delivery?

There have been some major successes for women's rights in the past decade, shining a light on women’s experiences of homelessness and moving forward women’s entitlements to a home. This has included the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Act in 2021.

There has been less attention, however, on the specific experiences of young women. Recent reports have highlighted the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and forms of VAWG in young women's lives and charities have recently reported a rise in the number of young women sleeping rough. Now more than ever we need to understand the intersection of these experiences, and how we can apply gender and trauma-informed approaches when supporting young women in homelessness services. 

Following our Ending Women's Homelessness Grants programme, and as part of the 16 Days of Action, Homeless Link is running this learning and network event to focus on the needs of young women.

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This network event will be an opportunity to share learning and reflect on what young women need from our services.

Agenda

  1. Learning so far: Ending Women's Homelessness grantee programme and Young & Homeless research
  2. In conversation with 1625 independent people- an Ending Women's Homelessness grantee
  3. Delegate networking and discussion: improving support for young women in homelessness sector
  4. Presentation by Connie Muttock, Senior Policy Advisor to the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

This free event will take place at 10.30 am-1.00pm, on Wednesday 1st December. Please register in advance

Questions or comments? Contact Lauren at lauren.page-hammick@homelesslink.org.uk.

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Lauren Page-Hammick

Youth homelessness lead

Lauren is a National Practice Homelessness Project Manager leading on our youth homelessness work.

Telephone: 07507055508
Email: Lauren.Page-Hammick@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @LaurenPageH