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Connect: The National Youth Homelessness Conference

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The Welcome Centre

47 Parkside

Coventry

CV1 2HG

United Kingdom

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Centrepoint is hosting the annual National Youth Homelessness Conference to share ideas with organisations working with vulnerable young people. This year's theme is 'prevention' focusing on the wider causes of youth homelessness and how the sector can prevent it from happening altogether.

At the conference, local and national organisations working in the sector will discuss the key issues facing homeless young people.

Participants will work together to tackle issues discussed in a range of themed workshops such as:

  • After the storm: Moving on from domestic abuse (Centrepoint and TecSOS)

  • Somewhere to stay: Solutions for providing emergency accommodation (Depaul Nightstop UK and The Streetlife Trust)

  • Youth homelessness beyond the Reduction Act (Centrepoint)

  • The importance of education: Understanding the role that schools play in preventing youth homelessness (Broxtowe Youth Homelessness)

  • From care to where? (Department for Education)

  • Building a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) in a youth homelessness charity; the journey so far (Centrepoint)

There will also be networking opportunities and table discussions throughout the day.

Key speakers and workshop leads:

  • Seyi Obakin OBE, Chief Executive, Centrepoint

  • Mark Riddell MBE, National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers, Department for Education

  • Dr Helen Miles, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Lead for Psychological Environments (PIE), Centrepoint

  • Abigail Gill, Senior Policy and Research Manager, Centrepoint

  • Marianne Forsey, Healthy Relationships Advisor, Centrepoint

  • Darren Minton, Bright Sky Engagement Manager, TecSOS

  • Fran Sullivan, Deputy CEO and Day Centre Co-ordinator, The Streetlife Trust

  • Ian Forster, Nightstop Network Manager, Depaul UK

  • Jessica Brannan, Project Manager, Broxtowe Youth Homelessness

There will also be a special performance from the former Birmingham Poet Laureate 'Spoz'.

Additional speakers will be confirmed in due course.

Conference Spaces

Connect: The National Youth Homelessness Conference is suitable for managers, staff and volunteers from the voluntary and statutory sector as well as those with an interest in youth homelessness.

Centrepoint Partnering Network members receive 2 free spaces for this event. Please enter your promotional code when booking.

Discounted early bird tickets will be available until 8 February 2020.

For ticket amendments and Network membership enquiries please contact: centrepointpartnering@centrepoint.org

Refreshments

Morning refreshments will be served from 9.30am for a 10:00am start.

A light lunch will be provided. Teas, coffees, water and snacks will also be provided throughout the day.

The venue

The Welcome Centre is a purpose built conference and events centre in the heart of the Midlands. This venue has excellent transport links and state-of-the-art facilities.

Directions to venue

Travelling by car
The Welcome Centre is situated close to the Coventry University Technology Centre (follow green/white signs for Tech Park). If you are using a sat nav we recommend that you use postcode CV1 2HG. Please be aware that the car park offers only 30 spaces to delegates.

Additional limited spaces are available, at the IBIS Hotel car park adjacent to the conference centre. Tickets will need to be validated at The Welcome Centre prior to exit. On busier days it is recommended that delegates utilise the multi-storey car park on New Union Street. Exit J5 on the inner ring road following the clearly marked road signs (post code CV1 2PL).

Travelling by train
The Welcome Centre is a just under a mile away from the main train station in Coventry. This is served by the West Coast Mainline (Virgin) with regular half hourly services from London which is just an hour away.

Cross Country services also stop at Coventry, linking the City to Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford and other towns and cities around the UK.

The Welcome Centre is a 10 minute walk away from the station or there is a taxi rank outside (ask for the Welcome Centre, Parkside).

For more details on travel please click here - http://www.thewelcomecentre.co.uk/location

Centrepoint Partnering

Centrepoint Partnering is a national network of organisations working together to support homeless young people. Stretching the length and breadth of the country, our partnering members provide a range of services and all share our aim to give homeless young people a future.

As one of our members, Centrepoint will help you develop your services by sharing our expertise and offering you the use of our resources. Through you, we reach thousands of young people, gaining a real understanding of the new and emerging issues. Collectively we have a stronger national policy voice to improve the situations that homeless young people face.

''Thank you for creating a great space for people to come together'' Participant of the National Youth Homeless Conference 2019

If you'd like to know more about the Centrepoint Partnering Scheme, please contact us at centrepointpartnering@centrepoint.org or call us on 07795453531.


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The Welcome Centre

47 Parkside

Coventry

CV1 2HG

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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