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Frontline Network Annual Conference 2023

Frontline Network Annual Conference 2023

Frontline Network Annual Conference 2023

9 sessions, 27 speakers, and nearly 350 attendees across all four nations.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Frontline Network Annual Conference 2023!

Conference attendees felt  ‘Inspired and more passionate about my work.’ 

‘Empowered to move forward with good practice whilst using the tools given at the conference.’ 

"Like frontline workers have more resources and support than I realised. Also, learned that there are avenues to let decision makers know the reality of the job and our clients experiences."

Our 2023 Conference in June last year continued our focus on ‘Working Together’ and  ‘Strength in Community’. We hosted a range of amazing speakers who highlighted the interesting and creative ways they are navigating challenges and overcoming barriers in their work. Session themes drew on insights raised by 1,182 frontline staff across the UK in our recent Frontline Worker Survey. Our event provided opportunities to hear about UK-wide approaches; to support learning and develop networks. 

I took away... "‘Practical solutions for both my own practice and to support my team. Really appreciated the reflective and systemic understanding." (2023 attendee)

On this page you can find a round up of the day, including recordings of each session and a copy of slides and other resources that were shared. 

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If you have been inspired by our conference speakers and would like to find out more, please see the links in their presentations. If you are keen to access training on any of the areas we have covered in the conference, but budget is a barrier, you can apply to our Training Fund for up to £500 for individual training and up to £1000 for group training.

Frontline Network Annual Conference 2023

Opening plenary given by Viki Fox (Cyrenians), followed by panel discussion and Q&A by Katie Dalton (Cymorth Cymru), Viki Fox, Mark Baillie (Homeless Connect) and Jeremy White (Homeless Link)....

A discussion on immigration and homelessness by Bethan Lant (Praxis), Tom MacPherson (NACCOM), Eiri Ohtani (Right to Remain) and Caroline Higgins (Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre). Download th...

A bite-sized policy update on key changes across the four nations. A talk by Jennie Bibbings (Shelter Cymru), Stephen Morrison (Housing Rights NI), Rhiannon Simms (Crisis Practice Scotland) and Dr...

A talk by Ozgur Gencalp (Groundswell), Lucy Holmes (Groundswell), Caoimhe McCullough (Groundswell), Jo Prestidge (Homeless Link) and Tess Tainton (Groundswell) on the issue of health, housing and h...

A talk by Claire Donovan (End Furniture Poverty), Christa Maciver (Justlife Foundation) and Zoe Titchener (Coventry Citizens Advice) on accessing support and resources for people living in temporar...

A roundtable discussion on Frontline Worker wellbeing with Dr Brett Gellier (BGPS), Rachel Marshall (St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity), Oliver Townsend (Platfform) and Kate Standing (Justlife). Dow...

A talk by Natalie Isaia, Clinical Psychologist and Head Of Training (Brett Geller Psychology Services). Download the slides here. Watch the seminar below:

A talk by Duncan Gordon (Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution) about what resilience means to us and how we maintain it by looking after our wellbeing. Download the slides here. Watch the semi...

Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher (Go Mindfully) led this webinar on mindfulness-based approaches to self-care, drawing on the science of self-compassion to regulate our nervous systems for wellbeing and mental...

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