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"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford

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You are warmly invited to join us for the next Colchester Community of Practice.This Community of Practice is a space for people who support people who are homeless or rough sleeping in the Colchester area. It is a space to share good practice, develop positive working relationships and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment.

To end homelessness we must work together: the aim of this event is to celebrate how we are currently collaborating and to identify the opportunities we have for doing this better. Many projects, groups and services are involved in supporting people who are homeless or rough sleeping in Colchester from statutory services right through to grassroots activist and faith based groups. Relationships are not always easy to navigate with different agendas, beliefs and ideas underpinning the way we work. Through understanding the aims that we share we can make ourselves stronger.

We are pleased to confirm the attendance of Mr Jon Kuhrt, Specialist Rough Sleeping Adviser from the Ministry of Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Jon's specialist remit is to work with faith and community groups to ensure their value is understood and their voice heard in the wider dialogue around how we work towards ending homelessness. Jon will share with us his experiences and expertise and facilitate some of the discussion.

You can find Jon's blog here: https://gracetruth.blog/author/jonkuhrt/

We are also looking for some brief presentation from local Faith and Community Groups about their work and the challenges they experience. Currently we have Mark from Korban (https://www.korban.org.uk/) offering us his thoughts but we are open to further local input.

A Community of Practice is a space to bring together people who have a shared experience, passion or concern for a particular issue. We use the experience and practical knowledge of attendees to create change and meaningful impact by promoting good practice, innovation and knowledge sharing.If you have an example of good practice, some innovative work, a particular specialism or a success story that you would like to share please get in touch to discuss how we might make this happen on the day. We are particularly keen to present an example of a grassroots/faith based project working well in collaboration with the Local Authority or a larger established organisation.

Lunch will be provided and the event is free to attend; spaces are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.If you have any dietary requirements please state these at the time of booking.

The Headgate Theatre is an accessible venue however if you have specific needs to ensure your access please contact me directly.

Looking forward to seeing you

Greg 07956396193

greg.headley@homelesslink.org.uk

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