Supported with funding from the National Housing Federation, Health Foundation, Oak Foundation, this new partnership will see sixteen dynamic leaders working within housing, homelessness and health organisations across the UK benefit from intensive leadership training and development. The programme will build a community of third sector leaders committed to driving large-scale systemic reform within the sector.
Commenting on the new partnership Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact that will support a pipeline of sector leaders who are able to deploy strong leadership that mobilises evidence of what works to accelerate efforts towards a future without homelessness. As the sector continues to develop its strategy to tackle this growing crisis, the need for strong and sustained leadership that can respond, engage and represent those affected by homelessness is greater than ever.”
Dr Lígia Teixeira, Director of the Centre for Homelessness Impact welcomed the new partnership: “Every day, these dynamic professionals, and the organisations they work in are using evidence to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness, open opportunities and tackle one of society’s most pressing challenges.”
- Francesca Albanese, Crisis
- James Boultbee, Wycombe Homeless Connection
- Hilary Burkitt, Shelter
- Nicola Harwood, Depaul UK
- Tricia Imrie, Simon Community Scotland
- Matthieu Lambert, Hope into Action: Black Country
- Kate McCauley, Housing Rights
- Kirsty McKechnie, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
- Melissa Mean, Knowle West Media Centre
- David Parker-Radford, The Queen’s Nursing Institute
- Meghan Roach, New Horizon Youth Centre
- Brian Robson, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Rachael Smart, Paragon Asra Housing Ltd
- Charlotte Turner, Social Bite
- Tassie Weaver, Making Every Adult Matter (Homeless Link)
- Dionne Charlotte Williams, Single Homeless Prevention Service
The impact of providing people housing outside their local area: An Evaluation of HomeFinder UK
Find out more about our plans for evaluating HomeFinder UK and how it will enable us to better understand how approaches to out of area moves impact people.
What can universities do to prevent homelessness?
What has homelessness got to do with universities? The responses to this question may range from a puzzled shrug to an emphatic ‘nothing’. Is not ending homelessness the responsibility of the state, some will ask? The prevalence of homelessness tends to be higher in university towns and cities, in some cases strikingly so.
Could universities do more to prevent homelessness?
Universities should do more to track and prevent homelessness among their students and can play a significant, wider role in supporting efforts to end all forms of homelessness, our latest policy paper published in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute argues.