Event Summary

Recent Government statistics reported the highest number of households living in private or social housing seeking homelessness assistance since data collections began*.

Westminster Insight’s annual Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Digital Conference will share recommendations, collaborative best practice and evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes for people sleeping rough or at  risk of homelessness.

With keynote addresses provided by Bob Blackman MP, Co-Chair, APPGEH and Lord Bob Kerslake, we will review progress against Government targets, including the goal to end rough sleeping by 2024. What are the next steps to prevent a homelessness crisis with the current cost-of-living crisis?

Learning from successful pilot programmes, the  Centre from Homelessness Impact will share how to create a framework with meaningful indicators for ending rough sleeping. Michelle Binfield,  Rough Sleeping Programme Director at  London Councils  will share evidence-based best practice from her work leading and co-ordinating a partnership programme to end rough sleeping in the capital. Gain an update on the innovative Housing First  approach.

Through a series of  panel discussions and  case studies, you will gain insights on collaborative approaches across housing, health, care and third sector.  Join the conversation with members of the Committee who produced the  latest NICE guidelines on Integrated Health and Social Care for People Experiencing Homelessness.

We will review the latest data to understand changing trends of people experiencing homelessness. How do you identify severe and multiple disadvantage, address inequalities in service provision and develop person-centred approachesEnsure you are exploring all options when it comes to supporting vulnerable groups including care leavers, women and young people.

Join us online to hear from experts and practitioners, network with peers and share ideas to end rough sleeping in the UK.

Key Points

  • Reviewing the 2024 target  to end rough sleeping: monitoring progress and next steps
  • Developing multi agency partnerships, including health, social care, housing and third sector
  • Embedding updated guidelines and frameworks in Integrated Care Systems for people at risk of homelessness
  • Learning from the Housing First approach
  • Gain insight on evidence from  alternative housing solutions across the UK
  • Understanding specific needs and recommendations to  support young people and  care leavers at  risk of homelessness
  • Improving recruitment and capacitybuilding and  creating a  resilient staff network
  • Commissioning services to  establish strong partnerships and  build better services
  • Best practice for peer support groups, embedding co production and the  voice of lived experience