Accelerating impact to end homelessness

Over five weeks in July and August, we will create a space to meet, explore ideas, learn new skills, and to build a shared sense of what we ought to achieve in homelessness over these coming months and years.

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August 4, 2020
15:30-16:15
Inspiration and Aspiration

Carál Ní Chuilín - Northern Irish Minister for Communities - will provide us with firsthand insight into the steps being taken by the Northern Irish Government to tackle homelessness in Northern Ireland.

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Relational
August 4, 2020
9:30 - 10:30
Understanding What Works

A panel discussion on how employment support can be effective in preventing homelessness.

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Exhibition: Anthony Luvera

The Centre for Homelessness Impact is proud to present the work of the artist Anthony Luvera as part of the Impact Festival 2020. Working in collaboration with people who have experienced homelessness, these works tell stories about individual experiences, and the systems and services that shape people’s everyday lives.

Video Hub

If you missed an event, or simply want to watch one of our sessions again, we've created a video hub where you can access all the recordings from the festival.

Relational

The view from: Northern Ireland

August 4, 2020
15:30-16:15
Inspiration and Aspiration

Carál Ní Chuilín - Northern Irish Minister for Communities - will provide us with firsthand insight into the steps being taken by the Northern Irish Government to tackle homelessness in Northern Ireland.

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Relational

Work as a Priority in Preventing and Ending Homelessness as we Recover From The Pandemic

August 4, 2020
9:30 - 10:30
Understanding What Works

A panel discussion on how employment support can be effective in preventing homelessness.

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Relational

The Role of Wellbeing in Accelerating Impact at a Time of Crisis

August 4, 2020
14:00 - 15:00
Understanding What Works

Chaired by Nancy Hey from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, this event looks at wellbeing during COVID-19 through an evidence-informed set of principles. This will include a discussion of the pandemic's wider mental and physical health effects on the public and how these will have to be countered and the role that resilience plays.

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Relational

The Importance of Relationships in Knowledge Translation and Implementation

August 5, 2020
10:00-11:00
Understanding What Works

Join us for this session chaired by Pat McArdle, CEO Mayday Trust with Dez Holmes, Director of Research in Practice for Adults and Jonathan Breckon, Director of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, as we explore the necessity of both good evidence and relationships on good service delivery.

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Relational

Families Experiencing Homelessness: Removing the barriers to Health, Social Care and Education.

August 5, 2020
14:00-15:00
Understanding What Works

Families experiencing homelessness have limited access to Health, Social Care and Education. Shared Health have been working with Homeless Families to collaboratively find solutions to the barriers faced. Shared Health's clinical team will share details of proactive interventions which work across sectors and localities and provide an element of much needed advocacy for homeless families.

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Relational

Why is Enforcement Used, and What Do We Know About How It Works?

August 6, 2020
15:30 - 16:30
Understanding What Works

This event brings together policy experts and experts by experience to discuss the wide-ranging implications of policies that effectively criminalise homelessness and poverty.

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Relational

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

August 6, 2020
14:00 - 15:00
Inspiration and Aspiration

Chaired by Rosanne Haggerty, CEO of Community Solutions and a globally recognised leader in her work to end homelessness, this session will discuss the importance of effective leadership during a time of crisis like the one we are currently experiencing.

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Relational

Re-igniting our Mojo at Work

August 7, 2020
9:00 - 11:00
Capacity Building

This session arms to harness the collective wisdom of the group to practically identify some of the key issues around motivation in our work today, and start to look at potential ways to address them.

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Relational

What Works Community Launch

August 7, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Inspiration and Aspiration

Join senior leaders from the three local authorities that participated in our What Works Community pilot programme to find out how their involvement has enhanced their approach to using data and evidence in practice.

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Relational

What Works Community Masterclass - Open Studio + Peer learning Q+A

August 7, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
Capacity Building

This workshop brings together the participants of our What Works Community pilot from East Ayrshire and Southend to discuss their involvement in the programme. You will have the chance to ask questions and find out more about how to get involved with the new What Works Community as a local authority.

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Ecosystem of Services

Using Systematic Reviews to Accelerate Progress

August 10, 2020
15:00 - 16:00
Understanding What Works

A panel discussion on which public health interventions have the best evidence to support them, specifically within the context of homelessness and COVID-19.

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Ecosystem of Services

Learning About ‘What Works’ From Reflecting on ‘What Doesn’t Work’ Part 2

August 10, 2020
11:00-12:00
Understanding What Works

Led by CHI's Lived Experience Specialist, Hannah Green, this panel of experts by experience will reconvene to reflect on the Festival, and explore what else we can do to ensure we are learning from people's personal experiences of homelessness interventions, in order to move towards an end to homelessness that focuses on what works, and eradicates what doesn't.

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Ecosystem of Services

The view from: Westminster

August 11, 2020
15:30-16:15
Inspiration and Aspiration

Luke Hall MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing at MHCLG, will reflect on the Government's achievements to date, the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic and the next steps in progressing their plans to bring an end to homelessness in England. The Minister's address will be followed by immediate responses from a prominent sector leader and someone with lived experience of homelessness.

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Ecosystem of Services

Representing Homelessness: in conversation with Anthony Luvera

August 11, 2020
14:00-15:00
Inspiration and Aspiration

In this conversation, Anthony Luvera will speak with Hannah Green about his socially engaged practice of working with people experiencing homelessness. Over the past eighteen years Anthony has collaborated with individuals in cities and towns across the UK, to co-create photographs and other artworks that represent their lives and experiences, and speak out about the systems and services that shape their everyday lives.

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Ecosystem of Services

Innovation: What is it and why is it good for you?

August 12, 2020
11:00 - 12:00
Inspiration and Aspiration

Linda Gibbs from Bloomberg Associates will chair this session with Tendayi Viki, author and corporate innovation expert, and Merici Vinton, co-founder and Chief Executive of Ada's List, in which we will discuss the opportunities for innovation in large organisations and how to embed continuous innovation in their makeup.

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Ecosystem of Services

Using Trials to Progress our Understanding of What Works in Children's Social Care

August 12, 2020
14:00 - 15:00
Understanding What Works

In this session, we will be joined by Michael Sanders, Executive Director of the What Works Center for Children's Social Care, as well as experts by experience, to explore how trials are being used to determine which interventions are most effective in supporting vulnerable children.

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Ecosystem of Services

Harnessing Implementation Science to Improve Results in Homelessness as we Recover From the Pandemic

August 12, 2020
08:30 - 09:30
Understanding What Works

Join us for this session , chaired by CHI's Ligia Texeira who will be joined by Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (Australia, Singapore and UK) and Hal Pawson, professor Housing Research and Policy and Associate Director at the University of New South Wales. We'll explore how to harness implementation science to ensure we improve results in homelessness as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ecosystem of Services

Putting experience at the heart of decision-making

August 13, 2020
11:00 - 12:00
Capacity Building

Exploring how codesign and coproduction methods could transform homelessness policy at the government level.

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Ecosystem of Services

Systems Mapping and Integration to Prevent and End Homelessness

August 13, 2020
15:30 - 16:30
Data Infrastructure

This event will take a systemic view of homelessness policy, looking at how systems mapping and integration can bring together different strands of research for more effective implementation.

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Ecosystem of Services

Social Investment and Homelessness: Perils and Opportunities

August 13, 2020
17:00 - 18:00
Understanding What Works

A panel discussing the potential and the pitfalls of social investment in designing and funding homelessness solutions.

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Ecosystem of Services

"London on Lockdown" / The Journal of the Plague Year Performance

August 14, 2020
12:00 - 13:30
Inspiration and Aspiration

A lockdown performance by Cardboard Citizens, followed by a discussion and Q&As.

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Ecosystem of Services

How can we use evidence to end homelessness for good?

August 14, 2020
TBC
Understanding What Works

We made great progress towards ending homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. As society starts moving towards a new normal, how can we ensure the lessons learned during the pandemic are carried through so we can end homelessness for good?

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