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Why we have chosen this year’s Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of ‘overcoming barriers’

Why we have chosen this year’s Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of ‘overcoming barriers’

Why we have chosen this year’s Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of ‘overcoming barriers’

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A core element of our work is empowering frontline staff supporting people experiencing homelessness across the UK to 'overcome barriers'.

At a national level, the Frontline Network offers Funding, Community and Resources; to support staff working in their frontline roles. At both a national and local level, we connect staff across the UK via regular networking events. These might be via events like annual and regional conferences or via Local Network events that our Partners and team run. These support shared learning and offer opportunities to share solution-focused practice; for staff to 'overcome barriers'.

As a Charity, over this last year we responded to what over 800 staff, people experiencing homelessness and organisations told us they needed; and launched our VRF Emergency Fund. This provided financial support to enable people to secure accommodation, overcome barriers and access basic essential items.

Our Training Fund and free online training sessions have supported staff to overcome common barriers in their practitioner work via accessing supportive training and sharing learning approaches.

Under-pinning this year’s workshop theme choices will be solutions to enable you to 'overcome barriers' and ensure we support you. 

We will be offering a dip in and dip out approach- feel free to come for an hr or two or stay for the day. You will find a balance of 1hr ‘in conversation with’ and 2hr training sessions and we hope this will offer you a time commitment that is right for you.

Wellbeing remains a central component to all of our work. We are committed to ensuring we support you to remain resilient, through offering solutions and practical support to 'overcome barriers' you are facing on a daily basis.

We hope you will be able to take away information from the event that will be helpful, inspiring and can be applied in your work practice where-ever you are based in the UK!

Many thanks,

The Frontline Network Team

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