Sales Ended

Northern Voices: Delivering Universal Credit and tackling homelessness

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow

Leeds

LS1 3AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Northern Voices: Delivering Universal Credit and tackling homelessness outside London



Hosted by Policy in Practice and Northern Housing Consortium

Tuesday 23 October 09:45 to 16:00
Refreshments served from 09:15


Event synopsis

Policy in Practice and Northern Housing Consortium host this important event to bring Westminster policy makers together with northern organisations.

Join central government speakers and local influencers in Leeds for our free one day workshop to exclusively hear the latest policy updates on Universal Credit managed migration from DWP and homelessness prevention from MHCLG. Help create a united voice of influence for people and practitioners in the north.

Attendees will:

  • Hear from central government about policy updates and plans
  • Contribute experiences in order to influence central government
  • Learn from the experiences of trailblazing organisations in the North
  • Network and benchmark with like minded peers

Who should attend?

Senior decision makers, elected representatives and team leaders charged with supporting vulnerable people and tackling homelessness should attend. The outputs from the table discussions will form a white paper that will be presented to DWP and MHCLG.

For further details email hello@policyinpractice.co.uk or call Donna Gallagher on 0742 8783581.




Outline agenda

09:15 Registration, coffee & networking

Universal Credit: case studies from the frontline
Tina Given, mentor, Me & My Learning, Melton Borough Council

Keynote: Universal Credit: Achieving a successful managed migration
Annette Madden, Head of Strategic Local Authority Engagement and Universal Support, DWP

Keynote: Tackling homelessness: Delivering the policy intent
Anna Whalen, Senior Advisor Homelessness, MHCLG

Latest research on the impacts of Universal Credit on individual families
Zoe Charlesworth, Head of Policy, Policy in Practice

Delivering Universal Credit and preventing homelessness in Gateshead
Mark Smith, Director of Public Service Reform Gateshead Council
Neil Bouch, Executive Director of Operations, Gateshead Housing Company

Our experiences of working as multi-disciplinary team
James Williams, Active Inclusion Partnership, Newcastle City Council

Using data analytics to understand what drives living standards
Deven Ghelani, Founder and Director, Policy in Practice

Speaker's Q&A panel
Networking lunch

Lessons from Universal Credit rollout: impact on organisations and tenants
Jonathan Horsfall, Debt Recovery Manager, Halton Housing Trust
Fiona Heighton, Financial Support Service Manager, Thirteen Housing Group
Michelle Birley, Customer Support Manager, The Guinness Partnership

Roundtable discussions: What should DWP and MHCLG take away from today?

  • What challenges to successfully delivering managed migration of Universal Credit has your organisation identified? What practical help do you need to overcome these challenges?
  • What challenges to successfully delivering the Homelessness Reduction Act has your organisation identified? What practical help do you need to overcome these challenges?
  • What are the key issues DWP and MHCLG need to respond to?

16:00 Event close and networking drinks



Please be aware that the agenda and speakers may vary. We reserve the right to limit the number of bookings per organisation.

Date and Time

Location

Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow

Leeds

LS1 3AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved