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Why we have chosen this year's Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of 'Working Together'

Why we have chosen this year's Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of 'Working Together'

Why we have chosen this year's Frontline Network Annual Conference theme of 'Working Together'

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

"(We need) services to work together more- we are all trying to help the same people"

(FN Annual frontline worker survey 2021 respondent)

This year, our Frontline Network Annual Conference theme is 'working together'.

At this year’s event, you will hear from a range of people who are working together across the UK. Whether this is with colleagues, peer support networks, experts by experience, across agencies and sectors or different areas of the country; through working collaboratively, they are overcoming barriers and ensuring people have the best possible support.

As a Charity, we are strongly committed to working with others. We work with frontline staff, people with lived experiences of homelessness, different sectors, organisations and the 4 Nations; to ensure we learn from, support and improve how we work and offer resources.

We recognise that whilst staff are working together to try to overcome barriers, what is needed is systemic change and this needs the backing of decision makers and funders alike. Frontline staff demonstrate their ability to remain resilient day in and day out and work in ways that are collaborative and resourceful.

However, if housing is lacking; unsuitable, unaffordable. If people are unable to access an appointment with a vital service. Denied support when they cannot prove their immigration status. Are leaving hospital, care, the armed forces or prison to the streets; then this will only go so far.

When we asked frontline staff across the UK what support they need to do their jobs effectively, they consistently told us;

  • "There needs to be systemic change in the UK to allow us to do a better job whilst probably saving lots of tax payers money"


  • "(The Government) showed us during the pandemic (homelessness) could start to be resolved. Continue on that journey...."

And we agree.

To effect change, we need to remove the silos, the 'I' and replace these with ‘we’.  We need to work together.

This year’s event will again offer a fully online event, with a dip in, dip out approach- so you can attend for a timeframe that works for you. All of our sessions will be recorded and added to our Frontline Network website shortly after. We hope you will be able to take away inspiring insights and furthered knowledge of how people are working together to overcome barriers that can support you in your work.

We look forward to having you join us on the 28thJune.

Many thanks,

The Frontline Network Team

Registration for the Annual Conference is now open! Book your free ticket.

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