WEEK 4

Relational

Connect people with place and each other

During the penultimate week of the festival, we will be exploring the importance of connecting people with place, and with each other.

Resilience is found in strong relationships among family members and neighbours, among people and places, and between individuals, within and between organisations – and evidence shows that resilient communities cope better with, and recover from, crises.

Throughout week 4 of the festival, we will explore the critical role that strong relationships will play in reaching a sustainable end to homelessness. These conversations will cover the importance employment support in preventing homelessness, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s physical and mental health, and interrogate the role of law enforcement in the context of homelessness.

We will also hear from leaders and practitioners from service providers and local authorities about how they can stay motivated and focused in the face of the challenge to end homelessness.

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August 3, 2020

14:00 - 15:00 BST

Dr Lígia Teixeira
Jeffrey Liebman
Neil Munslow

Using Data More Rapidly To Tackle Homelessness Effectively

August 3, 2020
14:00 - 15:00 BST
Understanding What Works

A discussion on how acting quickly when it comes to using data can enable us to make more effective interventions in the homelessness space, with Professor Jeff Liebman from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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August 3, 2020

15:30-16:30

Hannah Green
Terence Lester
Brandy Wallner

Love Exists Beyond Walls: How To Create a Movement of Doers

August 3, 2020
15:30-16:30
Inspiration and Aspiration

In this inspirational address, Terence Lester, speaker, activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty will speak honestly and openly about his experiences of homelessness, his non-profit, ‘Love Beyond Walls’ and his latest campaign, ‘Love Sinks In’.

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August 4, 2020

15:30-16:15

Carál Ní Chuilín MLA
David Carroll

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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August 4, 2020

9:30 - 10:30

Anna Dixon
Nazreen Visram
Chris Wright
Seb Barker
Tim Gray

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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August 4, 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Nancy Hey
Hannah Green
Remi Olajoyegbe
Hannah Carver

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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August 5, 2020

10:00-11:00

Pat McArdle
Dez Holmes
Jonathan Breckon

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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August 5, 2020

14:00-15:00

Sam Pratt
Beth Knowles
Angie Ouattara
Georgina Neild
Laurence Guinness

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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August 6, 2020

15:30 - 16:30

Darren Murinas
Jeff Kositsky
Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán
Francesca Albanese

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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August 6, 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Rosanne Haggerty
Christina Miller
Jeremy Swain
Jason Johnson
Paul Matthews

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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August 7, 2020

9:00 - 10:30

Keir McCluskey
Sharath Jeevan

Re-igniting our mojo at work

August 7, 2020
9:00 - 10:30
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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August 7, 2020

12:00 - 13:00

Fiona Lees
Councillor Ian Gilbert
Ali Griffin
Councillor Elena Whitham
Councillor Michelle Bateman

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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August 7, 2020

14:00 - 15:30

Eric Reese
Keir McCluskey
Nicola O'Keefe
Helen Merriman
Emily James

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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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.

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Reflect
Compassion Meditation

This guided meditation by Greater Good in Action is designed to strengthen feelings of concern and empathy for the suffering of others.

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Self-Care and Activism

What keeps activists and women human rights defenders going? Collective and self-care are key. This infographic from the Global Fund for Women shows how we can apply lessons from the women on the front lines of defending human rights to keeping our own activism strong and healthy.

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Experience
Dying Homeless

This memorial by the Museum of Homelessness remembers with love the 1468 people who have died whilst homeless since October 2017, when the count began.

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Tell Them Who I Am by Elliot Liebow

In Tell Them Who I Am, anthropologist Elliot Liebow carefully investigates and documents the patterns and routines of homeless women. These are not the most visible homeless, Liebow tells us, not the "throwaway" homeless we see on the street. Rather they are members of the larger but less visible majority of people who are homeless but who still retain connections with society.

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Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed by Catrina Davies

The story of author Catrina Davies, who after finding herself living in a cramped box-room in a shared house in Bristol, working several jobs and struggling to pay the rent, decided to move to her childhood home of Cornwall and re-build a tiny, dilapidated shed into her new home.

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How Child Neglect Harms Brain Development in Children

Biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. This edition of the InBrief series explains why significant deprivation is so harmful in the earliest years of life and why effective interventions are likely to pay significant dividends in better long-term outcomes in learning, health, and parenting of the next generation.

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Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey

Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass by Scottish rapper and author Darren McGarvey, also known as Loki, is a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller and Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018. Arguing that both the political left and right misunderstand poverty as it is actually lived, McGarvey sets out what everybody – including himself – could do to change things.

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No. 1 Clapham Road: The Diary of a Squat

Diary Of A Squat was written by Jean Delarue during his time at 1 Clapham Road, an autonomous housing project for people who were homeless during Thatcher’s 1980s. It was situated in Belgrave Children’s Hospital, a landmark building that still stands opposite Oval Tube Station. 1 Clapham Road housed migrants finding their feet, pensioners without pensions, ex-prisoners, thieves, depressed philosophers, drug addicts, and middle-class idealists. This link allows you to stream or download the audiobook for free.

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Sound Judgement by Accumulate

This podcast series is brought to you by people who have been affected by homelessness. The podcasts belong to this group, it's their voice, covering topics that are of interest to them and showcases the diversity of their hidden talent, creativity, and potential. A project by Accumulate, the Art School for the Homeless.

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