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The 2016 Housing Justice Roadshow Tour
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Rising rough sleeping, hidden homelessness, migrant destitution, welfare cuts, the growing shortage of genuinely affordable housing..
2016 is the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Catholic Housing Aid Society, which merged with the Churches National Housing Coalition in 2003 to become Housing Justice. We want to use this year to inspire and encourage churches, faith groups, community projects, homelessness charities, and the statutory and voluntary housing sector to unite together so that Housing need and Homelessness are more effectively addressed.
We would like to invite YOU to a day looking at the needs from an informed local and national perspective, and to see where churches have a role to play. It could include speaking up for people in poverty and housing need. It may be time to roll up our sleeves to work in partnership with others to be part of the solution.
Come and get more engaged with the issues, learn about what is already being done, share perspectives, network and discuss responses at the local, regional and national level.
Come and hear about some great projects that churches and communities are already doing, and be inspired to make a difference! Organised in partnership with SEARCH.
09:30 Arrival / Registration / Coffee / Marketplace
10:00 Welcome and Opening Plenary with
The Rt. Revd. Alison White, Bishop of Hull
Alison Gelder, Housing Justice CEO, Chair
Andy Dorton, SEARCH
Dave Barnett, Hull City Community Housing Manager
Angela Dearing, Deputy Head of Housing, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
11:30 Coffee & Marketplace
Faith in Affordable Housing: using surplus church land and buildings for affordable
Church and Community Night Shelters: the value of night shelters for homeless
people & how churches can get involved
Addressing the needs of homeless migrants with no recourse to public funds
Theological Workshop: Reflecting on homelessness in the Year of Mercy
13:00 Lunch & Marketplace
14.00 Performance from United Voices, Open Doors Choir.
14:10 Afternoon Plenary: Report back from workshops, next steps and closing worship & reflection.
15:00 Roadshow ends
Some bursaries are available for unfunded individuals
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets bought "on the day" will be £15 per person
Please note we will not have facilities for card payments at the venue so please bring cash or cheque
Who is it for?
People from churches, local authorities, housing associations, homelessness charities, activists and professionals.
What will participants get from the day?
* Inspiration, encouragement, information, networking
* A stronger sense of the issues from a local, regional and national perspective
* Practical ideas for how to improve local responses to homelessness and housing need
What is the refund policy?
To cancel a booking please inform us at least one week in advance.
Refunds will only be made if there are special circumstances preventing you from attending once you have booked, and never without minimum notice of one week.
These terms & conditions are subject to alteration without prior communication at any time.
When & Where
Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action in the field of housing and homelessness. We unite Christians and churches of all denominations to prevent homelessness and bad housing.