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Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network

Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network

Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network

Basis Yorkshire, Together Women and Leeds Women’s Aid are facilitating the Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network. This is a thematic network supporting women experiencing homelessness. 

With this funding the Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network will build on their current network of Frontline Practitioners supporting women who require intensive support in Leeds. This is a much-needed Forum given the lack of gendered focus and initiatives on homelessness and will include a increased attention on hidden homelessness, Domestic and Sexual Violence and other traumatic experiences more often experienced by women. In addition to homelessness charities, it will ensure specialist agencies such as those supporting sexworkers, migrant women (particularly those with no recourse to public funds), harm reduction agencies, criminal justice, are invited to contribute, given the strong link between these issues and homelessness.

“Basis Yorkshire was set up (as Genesis Leeds) in 1989 by a few volunteers, supporting sexworkers in Leeds. In 1997, a young person’s service was established to accommodate the specific needs of girls and young women who were being sexually exploited. In 2018, Basis Boys was established to accommodate boys and young men that are being exploited, sexually or otherwise. The charity also provides high quality training and awareness raising sessions locally and nationally on social justice issues and practice development.” Basis Yorkshire will be working closely with partners Together Women and Leeds Women’s Aid to develop this Network.

You can now read about Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing Frontline Network's first event here. 

If you would like to attend the next event please sign up via Eventbrite by clicking on the following link: 14th Feb Leeds Women’s Homelessness and Housing FLN. 

If you’d like to receive updates and be notified about future events via email, please sign up to the mailing list here