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Innovative approaches to housing vulnerable and socially excluded people

Innovative approaches to housing vulnerable and socially excluded people

Innovative approaches to housing vulnerable and socially excluded people

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Housing Plus Academy

10am - 4.05pm

London

This is a policy workshop organised by the Housing Plus Academy at the London School of Economics on innovative thinking in housing vulnerable people and preventing homelessness.

Please contact Ellie Benton e.benton@lse.ac.uk to book a place. There is a small cost, depending on the size of your organisation. 

10:00 – 10:30 AM ARRIVAL & REFRESHMENTS

10:30 – 11:00 AM SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION BY THE CHAIR

• What we mean by vulnerable and socially excluded people in this workshop
• Why homelessness is common among people with complex needs
• Why we need to rethink housing for vulnerable people?
• What this workshop can do
• Q&A (15 minutes)

11:00 – 11:45 SESSION 2: RETHINKING HOMELESSNESS SERVICES

• How the shift to a more people-centred approach came about
• The problem of revolving door homelessness
• What we mean by Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and how it helps
• How supported accommodation can offer this approach
• What wider benefits will it bring?
• What are the costs and failures?
• Table discussion (20 minutes)

11:45 – 12:00 COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 12:45 PM SESSION 3: NEW APPROACHES AMONG SOCIAL LANDLORDS

• Barriers and gaps in housing people with vulnerabilities and complex needs
• Challenges social landlords face in housing and supporting vulnerable people
• How social landlords can adopt a PIE and personalised approaches. What could be the challenges?
• Can social landlords benefit from this approach for their general needs housing?
• Table discussion (20 minutes)

12:45 – 1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:15 PM SESSION 4: INNOVATIVE ACTIONS TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS

• Homelessness Reduction Act (2016): can local authorities implement their Duty to Prevent homelessness for all?
• Taking the duty to prevent homelessness seriously
• Intervening at the right time to prevent homelessness, e.g. Critical Time Intervention (CTI)
• Table discussion (20 minutes)

2:15 – 3:00 PM SESSION 5: SERVICES FOR GROUPS NEEDING SPECIALIST HELP

• Young people, care leavers, women, ex-offenders, sex-workers, and victims of domestic abuse
• Why there is a need for a specialist approach in outreach, supported accommodation and floating support services
• Can specialist help be incorporated into general housing and homelessness services?
• Table discussion (20 minutes)

3:00 – 3:35 PM SESSION 6: WORKSHOP SESSION

• Brainstorm on what works and what doesn’t work
• How to fund new approaches to helping homeless people who may be vulnerable
• How to build on pilot projects and mainstream learning from case study examples
• How to train / upskill staff to adapt to new approaches / new services?

3:35-3:45 PM EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK

3:45 – 3:55 PM MESSAGES TO GOVERNMENT (TOP IDEAS)

3:55 – 4:05 PM ROUND UP BY CHAIR

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