Housing System
July 22, 2020
15:00 - 16:00 BST
Dr Lígia Teixeira
Dennis Culhane
Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Deborah Padgett
Paul Davidson

Homelessness post COVID-19: how to harness the power of data and evidence to improve local and national responses

Understanding What Works

In this session, we will discuss how data and evidence could show us a way forward in a time of shifting priorities, uncertainty and limited resources.

Joined by some of the world's leading experts on homelessness evidence, we will hear practical examples of how insights from data and robust evidence have influenced our response to the crisis on the ground, and what it tells us needs to happen next to end homelessness. 

Harnessing the panelists’ extensive careers in the intersection of policy and academia, we will hear examples and practical recommendations about the role that data and evidence has played to shape COVID-19 responses in the USA and the UK, but also in other countries where they have had some first-hand experiences. And importantly what leaders at both local and national level need to do to ensure that we continue to make the most of data and evidence as we look ahead post COVID-19.

Dr Lígia Teixeira is the founding Chief Executive of the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Dennis Culhane, PhD is the Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy at the School of Social Policy and Practice at The University of Pennsylvania and the Director of Research for the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Suzanne Fitzpatrick is Professor of Housing and Social Policy in the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate at Heriot-Watt University.

Deborah Padgett is a Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health at New York University.

Paul Davidson is the CIO of Sedgemoor District Council and Director at iStandUK.

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