When we coordinate our efforts, we become greater than the sum of our parts. Our response to the challenge of homelessness can only be truly person-centred when it brings together housing, healthcare, education, justice, social services, and the collaborative perspective of people with experience of homelessness.
To close the festival, we will hear from experts by experience to learn from their personal experiences of homelessness interventions, as well as practitioners and organisations that advocating for co-design and co-production to be at the heart of government policy.
We will also explore what needs to happen to join the dots between services, and create a stronger ecosystem of support in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this session participants will hear from three leading international academics using systematic reviews to inform policy and practice. Together they will bring us on a journey to understand how systematic reviews came about and have been used in other fields, as well as some of the initial steps adapting these methodologies to homelessness. They will reflect on how systematic reviews should be a crucial tool to inform policy and also provide practical tips to make them more effective.Find out more ➝
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.Find out more ➝
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.Find out more ➝
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, and Alison Watson, director of Shelter Scotland, in which we will discuss the opportunities for innovation in large organisations and how to embed continuous innovation in their makeup.Find out more ➝
Join us for this session , chaired by CHI's Ligia Teixeira 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.Find out more ➝
In this session chaired by Dr Triin Edovald, Head of Evaluation at the Education Endowment Foundation, 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.Find out more ➝
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.Find out more ➝
Exploring how codesign and coproduction methods could transform homelessness policy at the government level.Find out more ➝
A panel discussing the potential and the pitfalls of social investment in designing and funding homelessness solutions.Find out more ➝
A lockdown performance by Cardboard Citizens, followed by a discussion and Q&As.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.
To end homelessness for good, a powerful new big idea must replace old notions of poor choices and inevitability. Working together, we can tell a new story about homelessness in the United Kingdom. One that builds public understanding and support for change. One that drives political will for action. Based on research with more than 10,000 people in the UK, this video series from The FrameWorks Institute explains what framing homelessness is, why it matters, and how you can put framing tools and techniques into practice yourself.More
Following the publication of the government’s racial disparity audit, Kevin Gulliver gives an overview of such disparities in housing. Drawing on several studies on the matter, he explains the causes and suggests some of the solutions.More
This podcast by Shelter explores how co-design and collaboration can help people with MCNs (multiple complex needs). In particular, with focuses on a project Shelter undertook to bring together Lead Workers, experienced support workers, and Peer Mentors, who had experienced homelessness themselves and had worked to overcome these.More
The Choir with No Name is made up of people who've experienced homelessness. Check out their first music video, a beautiful cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".More
In this episode, Homeless Hub explores what it means to be young and homeless through three distinct parts. Part 1 is an interview with Connor, a youth with lived experience, Part 2 is a discussion on a recent report on youth homelessness in Canada, and Part 3 shows how a homeless youth shelter has already begun implementing the findings from said report into their work.More