About this free event
Homelessness, across all metrics, has significantly increased since 2010. There are more people on the street and there are hundreds of thousands of people living in often inadequate and unsafe temporary accommodation, including children.
The causes of this rise are complex, and there is evidence that the increases are now slowing or stopping, but it is clear we cannot tolerate another decade like this.
So join NPC and our partners at this event hosted by Deloitte Not for Profit to discuss:
- What has worked in tackling homelessness and how do we know
- How to scale these effective approaches
- How people with lived experience of homelessness should be involved
- How we should work with policymakers in future
- The role of public opinion in turning the situation around
- Martin Burrows, Director of Research and Campaigns, Groundswell
- Balbir Chatrik, Director of Policy and Communication, Centrepoint
- Helen Mathie, Head of Policy and Communications, Homeless Link
We simply cannot afford to see homelessness rise in the next decade as it did in the last. So come along to listen, think and share how we are going to do things differently and achieve lasting change.
Homelessness is a problem which has grown massively in the last decade. It is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused by systemic factors such as poverty, and suggest ways philanthropists can help.
With the government's rough sleeping strategy now out, Katie Boswell, NPC Deputy Head of Funders, sees it's strengths, it's weaknesses, and argues for a better way of thinking about homelessness.
Homelessness affects tens of thousands of people and the number is increasing. NPC is researching what the effective charity sector interventions are to reduce it and here, Senior Consultant Rachel Tait shares some promising areas from the early research.
In a context of plummeting winter temperatures and rising numbers of people sleeping rough, the Homelessness Reduction Bill just passed its third reading in the Commons. The campaign for this reform was headed up by charities. Here Andrew Weston looks at what has gone right to get the bill this far.
NPC Senior Consultant Rachel Tait gives an overview of the findings of our recent report on the systems level causes-of and solutions-to the problem of homelessness.