Impact Forum

Coming together to create
evidence-led solutions to end homelessness for good.
Our 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.

Join us in-person at the Custard Factory, Birmingham, or online, on 23 June 2022 for a day of discussion, debate and expert insight.

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Birmingham Impact Forum 2022
Event schedule

We're delighted to announce that Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and Eddie Hughes, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, will be speaking at the Birmingham Impact Forum.

The full event programme will be shared shortly.  

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Birmingham Impact Forum 2022 schedule
June 23, 2022 8:45 AM
Performance

Jon Fuller

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June 23, 2022 9:10 AM
Keynote presentation

Speaker to be confirmed

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June 23, 2022 9:40 AM
Nowhere left to turn: homelessness among people denied state support

Speakers include Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member for vulnerable Families and Children, and Bonnie Williams, Director of Housing Justice Cymru.

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June 23, 2022 9:51 AM
Welcome and outline of theme and sessions by challenge

Dr Lígia Teixeira, CEO, Centre for Homelessness Impact

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June 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Homelessness in the West Midlands: what does the future hold?

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

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June 23, 2022 11:30 AM
Performance

Surfing Sofas

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June 23, 2022 11:40 AM
Prevention is better than cure: access to primary care for people experiencing homelessness

Speakers to be confirmed shortly

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June 23, 2022 1:20 PM
Paying the price: will the cost of living crisis push up homelessness?

Speakers to be confirmed shortly

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June 23, 2022 2:00 PM
Forward look: making homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring

Eddie Hughes, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing and Dr Lígia Teixeira, CEO, Centre for Homelessness Impact

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June 23, 2022 2:30 PM
Prison discharge: unlocking services for people leaving custody

Speakers include: Dalton Harrison, Trans and prisoner rights activist, poet with lived experience, and Paula Harriott at Prison Reform Trust

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June 23, 2022 3:30 PM
Performance

Choir with no name

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June 23, 2022 3:55 PM
Race and homelessness: addressing disparities

Speakers to be confirmed

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June 23, 2022 4:50 PM
Closing remarks

Dr Lígia Teixeira, CEO, Centre for Homelessness Impact

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June 23, 2022 5:00 PM
Performance

Choir with No Name

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Venue & Accessibility

The Custard Factory is accessible to wheelchair users.

There is no dress code for this event. It is open to everyone and we ask that you wear what you feel comfortable in.

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Transport information

The event will be hosted at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, just a ten-minute walk from the Bullring, 13 minutes to New Street and nine minutes to Moor Street Station. We’re also five minutes from Birmingham Coach Station.

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Accommodation

There are a variety of budget hotels in Birmingham that are within walking distance of the Impact Forum's Venue.

Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring, Ibis Birmingham New Street Station, and Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre are a 15 minute walk from the venue.

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Impact Festival 2020

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