Homelessness Impact Forum 2022

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Join us online for a day of discussion, debate and expert insight on the theme: A defining moment for homelessness

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Join us for the first Impact Forum of 2022, taking place online.

This year's event theme is A defining moment for homelessness. Can we build on the successes and innovations of the pandemic or will we revert to business as usual?

Impact Forums bring together the most influential thought leaders, policy-makers and practitioners, entrepreneurs and people with experiences of homelessness in a different UK city to exchange ideas, share, learn and collaborate.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers include Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing & Local Government in the Scottish Government, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite. We will also be welcoming Michael Buchanan, Social Affairs Correspondent at the BBC.


9:30am-9:45am: Welcome

Ligia Teixeira, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact

9:45am-10:40am: Panel discussion and Q&A: A defining moment for homelessness: What does the evidence tell us?

10:40am-11:00am: In conversation with: Josh Littlejohn MBE

11:00am-11:20am: Coffee break

11:20am-12.15pm: Panel discussion and Q&A: Ending homelessness: What does it mean? What will it take?

12:15pm-13:15pm Lunch break

13:15pm-13:30pm: Keynote speech. The role of data in ending homelessness, the ambition to end homelessness in Wales and how this has been impacted by the pandemic

Julie James, Minister for Climate Change, Wales

13:30pm-13:45pm: Keynote speech. Ending homelessness in practice: Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

13:45pm-14:15pm: How can we ensure that rapid rehousing prevents people from being stuck in temporary accommodation?

14:15pm-15:00pm: Panel discussion and Q&A: The problem with preventable drug-related deaths: what must change?

15:00pm-15:30pm: In conversation with: Shona Robison MSP

What will success look like in Scotland in 2022?

15:30pm-15:40pm: Coffee break

15:40pm-16:15pm: Words that wound: How has the pandemic affected how we talk about homelessness?

16:15pm-16:30pm: Citizens Theatre presents: Just Imagine

Elly Goodman, Community Drama Artist at Citizens Theatre

16:30pm-16:40pm: Summary and closing remarks

16:40pm-close: Performance from @surfingsofas

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Organiser of Homelessness Impact Forum 2022

The Centre for Homelessness Impact champions the creation and use of better data and evidence for a world without homelessness. We are a member of the UK What Works Network and launched in 2018 to act as a catalyst for evidence led change to enable people working in and around homelessness to achieve breakthrough results.

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