Public policies and programmes affect homelessness both directly and indirectly, offering opportunities for maximising impact. In 2020 rapid changes were made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but what does the evidence say and how can change for good be maintained?
This week focuses on how new methods, innovation, technology and learning from different parts of society can help us build a future where homelessness policies and programmes are smarter and deliver better outcomes.
We’ll hear from government ministers to military strategists, policymakers and people with lived experiences of homelessness as together we explore how we can make policy smarter.
John Kay and Dr Ligia Teixeira discuss decision-making in an uncertain world post COVID-19, and how our goals to end homelessness are best achieved indirectly.Find out more ➝
Lead by CHI's Lived Experience Specialist, Hannah Green, this panel of experts by experience will explore what we can do to learn from people's personal experiences with homelessness interventions to ensure we move towards an end to homelessness that focuses on what works, and eradicates what doesn't.Find out more ➝
Hosted by the Mayday Trust and facilitated by Homeless Network Scotland, Wisdom from the System is a space open to all willing to be brave, to discuss, share, and reflect on your experiences of systems, whether that’s homelessness, social care, mental health, or criminal justice. The conversation will take place online, in a group call that will encourage people to speak freely and honestly.Find out more ➝
In this session Dr David Halpern, the Government's What Works National Adviser and Chief Executive of The Behavioural Insights Team will share insights from BIT’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis as well as the wider government response and his contribution to SAGE, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, in order for attendees to better understand the value of empirical methods in designing both public health interventions in response to pandemics and other crises.Find out more ➝
This session, lead by Dr. Alina Turner CEO + Co-Founder of HelpSeeker explores how social innovation and technology can be leveraged to prevent and end homelessness.Find out more ➝
This workshop will guide a small group of participants to understand data in the context of homelessness. Practical tasks will involve identifying different types of data quality issues and how to apply mitigation to them. Attendees will leave the session having put learning into practice by applying a dataset to their own work.Find out more ➝
Minister Julie James provides us with firsthand insight into the steps being taken by Welsh Government to tackle homelessness in Wales.Find out more ➝
This session will explore how and why military expertise were so vital to the Covid response in the UK and what lessons the homelessness sector can learn from this approach.Find out more ➝
Hosted by the Mayday Trust and facilitated by Platfform, Wisdom from the System is a space open to all willing to be brave, to discuss, share, and reflect on your experiences of systems, whether that’s homelessness, social care, mental health, or criminal justice. The conversation will take place online, in a group call that will encourage people to speak freely and honestly.Find out more ➝
IGH Executive Director Lydia Stazen will present on the last three years of collaborative advocacy efforts within the United Nations, resulting in the first UN resolution on homelessness in 30 years. Indu Prakash Singh, advocate and Citymakers Facilitator, will share his advocacy experience at the local, state, and international levels. Elizabeth Madden will share her advocacy efforts through the lens of her lived experience of homelessness.Find out more ➝
We are delighted to offer this session, run in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School - Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD).Find out more ➝
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.
In this episode, People Fixing the World talks to an innovative healthcare charity that aims to transform a hospital visit into an opportunity for long-term change and support for homeless patients.More
If you want to go in one direction, the best route may involve going in another. This is the concept of ‘obliquity’: paradoxical as it sounds, many goals are more likely to be achieved when pursued indirectly. Whether overcoming geographical obstacles, winning decisive battles or meeting sales targets, history shows us that oblique approaches are the most successful, especially in difficult terrain.More