The Housing Justice London Roadshow will bring together people from churches, community projects, charities, and the statutory and voluntary housing and homelessness sector.
The aim of this ecumenical event (organised in partnership with Caritas Westminster) is to encourage and motivate churches to be part of the housing solution and to work in partnership with others.
Together we will look at current pressing issues in housing and homelessness, including rising rough sleeping, migrant destitution, welfare reform, and how to ensure an adequate supply of genuinely affordable housing. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, share and discuss issues and responses, at both the London and national level. A particular emphasis will be on the role of churches and communities in advocacy and action on local need.
Come and hear about the great work churches are already doing, and be inspired to make a difference.
09:30 Arrival / Registration / Coffee / Marketplace
10:00 Welcome and Opening Plenary with
John Coleby, Caritas Westminster, Chair
Alison Gelder, Housing Justice CEO
Jon Sparkes, Crisis CEO
Alan Benson, Greater London Authority, Housing Strategy
Dan Wilson Craw, Generation Rent
11:30 Coffee & Marketplace
Faith in Affordable Housing: using surplus church land and buildings for affordable
Night Shelters: the importance of night shelters for homeless people & how churches
can get involved
Pastoral outreach to street homeless people
Addressing the needs of homeless migrants with no recourse to public funds
13:00 Lunch & Marketplace
14.00 Report back from workshops, next steps and closing worship & reflection.
Chaired by Rt. Revd. James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester and Chair of Housing Justice
15:00 Roadshow ends - Tea and coffee will be served
15.30 Performance by Ice and Fire Theatre follows the Roadshow
15.45 Housing Justice 2015 Annual General Meeting Please book your FREE ticket here
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.