A Systems Approach to Homelessness and Housing Supply

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre,Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1RQ
Event Fees:East of England member councils - FREE
East of England housing associations - FREE
Other organisations - £95.00 (Ex VAT)

The Homelessness Reduction Act, the most significant change in homelessness legislation for several decades, came into force on 3 April 2018. Local councils now have greater responsibilities to prevent and relieve homelessness, yet a combination of a shortage of homes, soaring private rents and frozen household incomes provides a complex set of challenges.

In partnership with the District Councils’ Network, the Local Government Association, and the National Housing Federation, the East of England LGA are holding 'A Systems Approach to Homelessness and Housing Supply' conference on the 21 June to consider the learning from the preparation for the Act, and to look to innovative solutions to reduce homelessness and meet local housing needs.

The event will draw on learning from within the East of England, as well as focussing on exciting new approaches from the rest of the country and beyond.

Keynote Announced!
Our keynote speaker for the event comes all the way from Finland!  Juha Kaakinen is Chief Executive of the Y-Foundation and will provide an insight into their innovative Housing First model. This is a great opportunity to assess how this model might be integrated, as part of a wider system to reduce homelessness, here in England.

This event is aimed at local authority leaders, chief executives, and lead members, as well senior housing officers and housing association representatives in the East of England.

If you have any queires please contact Jayne Cole, Events Coordinator, East of England LGA, email: jayne.cole@eelga.gov.uk tel: 01284 758304

The event is in partnership with the District Councils' Network, the Local Government Association and the National Housing Federation.


Event Downloads

Agenda agenda_21.06.18.pdf531KB
The Homelessness Legislative Framework (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) jo_beck_ppt.pdf418KB
The Housing First approach and lessons learned from Finland (Y- Foundation, Finland) juha_kaakinen_ppt.pdf2MB
Findings from Local Authority Direct Provision of Housing Report, Royal Town Planning Institute (Bartlett School of Planning at University College London)janice_morphet_ppt.pdf306KB
Case Study: Local Authority Innovation to Meet Local Housing Need (South Cambridgeshire District Council) heather_wood_ppt.pdf1MB

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This is a FREE event. However, cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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