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Panel discussion on building capacity to use evidence and help end homelessness – LGIU & CHI

On 24 June, LGIU and the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) will host a virtual panel discussion on building capacity to use evidence and help end homelessness. Experts across UK local government will come together to discuss using evidence to inform effective and strategic homelessness prevention.

The CHI recently launched their End it With Evidence campaign which brought together the insights of government, academic and third sector leaders to call for an evidence-led and person-led transformation of the homelessness field. We want you to be a part of this campaign, which will mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions to ensure that we use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to understand how to end homelessness effectively and sustainably, and how to do the most good possible with existing resources.

The discussion will focus on:

  • Building evidence for policies, practices and programmes that achieve the most effective results to improve the lives of people who are homeless or at risk.
  • Building the capacity needed to act promptly on the best knowledge available to improve decisions and help limited resources go further.
  • Using evidence-led communications to change the conversation around homelessness, challenge stereotypes, and make sure that homelessness is not a defining factor in anyone’s life.

Book your place by emailing rsvp@lgiu.org.

Who should attend?

Chief executives, leaders, cabinet members and senior officers from across local government.

Speakers:
  • Robert Pollock, Chief Executive, Cambridge City Council
  • Lígia Teixeira, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU