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Birmingham's Welfare Rights Community of Practice - Immigration and Homelessness

Birmingham's Welfare Rights Community of Practice - Immigration and Homelessness

Birmingham's Welfare Rights Community of Practice - Immigration and Homelessness

Friday, July 27, 2018

Homeless Link

1pm - 4.30pm

Sifa Fireside, 48-52 Allcock St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4DY

Please join Homeless Link and front line workers from Birmingham (and surrounding areas) to discuss immigration and homelessness, focusing on specific issues in Birmingham. We will be joined by colleagues from Polish Ex-pats who will present the outcomes from their project.

All are welcome at the Community of Practice (COP) so please feel free to invite colleagues, volunteers or experts by experience who may be interested in the topic.

Birmingham’s COP was established to encourage a “rights based approach” across services in Birmingham. Homeless Link in collaboration with SIFA Fireside and Central England Law Centre established the COP to discuss how we can ensure clients in Birmingham are able to influence change to ensure clients in Birmingham are able to access their rights. This encompasses several areas including welfare benefits, immigration, disability rights, the Care Act and housing. The purpose of the Community of Practice is to:

* Facilitate knowledge sharing and social learning between practitioners
* Provide a safe venue for people to listen, reflect and receive feedback
* Allow people to hear about new evidence learning and practice
* Try out and discuss changes that encourage innovation
* Harness the expertise of frontline workers to drive real, actionable solutions
* Improve networking across the sector and with other related sectors


There is no charge to attend this event due to funding, but places are limited to please book as soon as possible. Please register for the event here. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided