As the year and our first What Works Community pilot comes to an end, we take time to reflect on our pilot journey alongside our local authority partners from East Ayrshire, Pembrokeshire, and Southend-on-Sea.
The Centre for Homelessness Impact is recruiting local authorities to join their What Works Community: Local Government initiative which will focus on evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.
Our second WWC residential was designed to build capacity in data visualisation, behavioural insights and evaluation before our teams pitched their ideas to a Progress Panel.
We believe that by combining the heart and the head we can turn good intentions into lasting impact. To help our team of LAs to innovate and achieve breakthrough results, the programme of our What Works Community pilot includes combining innovative data practices with person-centred approaches to systems design.
Day one of our first WWC residential focused on building capacity for data and its use among our pilot teams, from gathering and inventorying data, to identifying and addressing issues with data quality.
The objective of our first What Works Community pilot residential was to give participating LAs data and design skills to take to work on executing their challenge on the private rented sector. In this post, we explore what happened and share next steps.
On Oct 7th we met with leaders and staff working across Southend-On-Sea Borough Council for our second What Works Community pilot kick off. We got to know them and gained an understanding of local housing and homelessness challenges and opportunities. This post explores what we heard.
On 10 October Pembrokeshire County Council welcomed CHI to their offices to kick off their engagement with the What Works Community pilot. We got to know the people we will be working closely with over the coming months and learnt more about the local homelessness context.
On 3rd October we met with leaders and staff working across East Ayrshire Council and local third sector organisations for our first What Works Community kick off. We got to know them, gaining an understanding of local housing and homelessness challenges and opportunities. This post explores what we heard.