The issue of homelessness cannot be tackled by one organisation, sector or government alone – every part of society has a role to play. Over the course of the festival’s third week, we will hear from those working in homelessness and beyond about the importance of community in supporting ‘top down’ policy, and the need to shift the public perception away from harmful stigma, towards a more accurate and supportive understanding of homelessness.
We will also hear from philanthropists and social entrepreneurs about how innovation and investment from beyond the sector can bring a fresh perspective to the fight against homelessness.
In this session, chaired by Selina-Valencia McDonald, the panelists will explore the role of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in the fight against homelessness.Find out more ➝
In this event, Dr Ligia Teixeira and former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Julia Unwin, will discuss the impact communities can have on ending homelessness.Find out more ➝
Kevin Stewart MSP provides us with firsthand insight into the steps being taken by the Scottish Government to tackle homelessness in Scotland.Find out more ➝
The language we use is powerful and the way we speak about homelessness in the media can have a significant impact on public perception of people experiencing homelessness, the causes of homelessness and the best ways to approach ending homelessness.Find out more ➝
This event will bring together leaders from multiple faiths to explore the crucial role that faith and faith-based interventions are playing in response to the pandemic.Find out more ➝
The SHARE framework focuses on using a data-led approach to make a lasting impact in our goal to end homelessness. Our SHARE reporting platform is a practical tool which aims to give insight into the conditions required to prevent homelessness.Find out more ➝
This discussion will explore why it is imperative that we take a test and learn approach to how we develop our homelessness prevention activity. Hear experts and leaders in scientific experimentation talk about why the only way we can truly find out what works to end homelessness is to evaluate the impact of our interventions.Find out more ➝
There is an increasing understanding that the way we talk about things shapes our attitudes towards them. This workshop, delivered by Crisis is dedicated to analysing and deconstructing the ways language affects our understanding of homelessness, and how we can change it to be more inclusive, informed, and accurate.Find out more ➝
It’s time for people who have experienced and/or are working in the homelessness, social care, mental health, and criminal justice systems across the UK to have a conversation. Hosted by the Mayday Trust, Wisdom from the System is a space open to all willing to be brave, to discuss, share, and reflect on your experiences of systems.Find out more ➝
In this event, we discuss how linked administrative data at a government level can have a profound impact on homelessness research and policy design.Find out more ➝
Dr Ligia Teixeira talks to Bobby Duffy, professor of Public Policy at King's College and author of The Perils of Perception – why we’re wrong about nearly everything, on how people misperceive social realities and what we can to do rectify both our own perspectives and those of society's at large.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.
The Museum of Homelessness has a small but growing collection of objects and archival records drawn from various organisations, individuals, and through its projects. This section of the site contains a selection of objects, stories, and essays chosen by a range of contributors that say something about homelessness history and what is going on today.More
In this episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast, we hear from Gavin Yates, Chief Executive of Homeless Action Scotland. Recently, HAS agreed to work with Crisis around the FrameWorks Institute’s “Reframing Homelessness” report, which aims to examine public perceptions of homelessness and how it can be better communicated.More
Ed Milliband and Geoff Lloyd host this podcast exploring ideas to fix the world. In this episode, they talk to Matt Downie from Crisis and Maggie Brunjes from Homeless Network Scotland about how we can build on the last few weeks to end rough sleeping for good. Then Danny Dorling discusses what this shows about our ability to tackle injustice and why he thinks the world was slowing down even before the current crisisMore
Hop on the mat for this slow and low to the ground 30 minute breath and body practice. This at home Yoga With Adriene session will provide you the opportunity to circle back and connect to yourself when you are in need. This which will in turn help you connect to others and live a life that doesn’t suck but that serves.More