Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference – NACCOM, CRISIS and Homes for Cathy host one-day event to explore solutions to migrant homelessness

NACCOM, CRISIS and the Homes for Cathy group of Housing Associations are hosting a conference looking at Ending Migrant Homelessness.

Image courtesy of CRISIS.

Image courtesy of CRISIS.

This one-day event will bring together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision, specifically for people experiencing homelessness and destitution as a result of their immigration status.

We are looking forward to releasing a packed agenda including interactive workshops, keynote speakers, lunch and refreshments.

We want to be able to support and encourage as many smaller local organisations and people with lived experience to attend as possible and therefore we are asking Housing Associations, Local Authorities and National Charities to pay £60 for admission to provide some cross subsidy.

Event details:

When: Tuesday 25th February

Where: The Principal Hotel, York

Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Full agenda

9.30 – 10.00   Registration


10.00 – 10.15   Introduction to the day

David Bogle, Hightown Housing Association and Hazel Williams, NACCOM


10.15 – 10.40   Why accommodation matters – experiences of coming to the UK and needing a home

Jonah Mesgarnezhad, Action Foundation


10.40 – 11.00   Break and then choice of one of 3 workshops


11.00 – 12.20

  1. Thinking outside the box:  Creative innovation within the NACCOM Network in order to accommodate those with NRPF
  2. It makes perfect sense! It fits our ethos and charitable good
  3. Partnership working between NACCOM Members and Housing Associations that contribute to ending migrant homelessness

12.20 – 13.30   Lunch and networking


13.30 – 13.45    “No direction home” Performed by Usman Khalid, Edin Suljic, Selam Mengistu www.facebook.com/nodirectionhomeuk 


13.45 – 14.30   How to make it work – Working together to end homelessness for migrants

Chair Chris Hancock, Crisis

Panel: Ros Holland, Boaz Trust; Cym D’Souza Arawak Walton; Heather Petch, Housing Consultant; Diana Flores Gallardo, supported by Abigail Housing


14.30 – 14.45   Break


14.45 – 16.00   Workshops repeated – Choosing one of the 3


16.00 – 16.30   Round up of the day and pledges on next steps

Julian Prior, Action Foundation

Click here to register for tickets

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