White House advisor joins Crisis discussion on future of UK homelessness
White House advisor and world-renowned homelessness expert Professor Dennis Culhane will take part in a panel discussion, Homelessness in Austere Times: lessons from home and abroad. Tickets are free with limited numbers still available.
Organised by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, the event takes place on Friday 10 February 2 - 4pm at the The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House. To book a place email the Crisis policy team.
Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: "This discussion comes at a critical point for homelessness in the UK. With the economic downturn taking its toll and Government austerity measures meaning homelessness services and benefits are being cut back, we are already seeing a surge in all forms of homelessness.
"We are delighted that Professor Culhane will be joining our panel of experts to give us his unique perspective on homelessness in the coming year. I hope attendees will draw lessons from developments beyond our own shores."
The discussion aims to explore, compare and contrast changes to homelessness services and legislation in England, Scotland and Wales, while considering lessons that can be learned from experiences in the US and Europe.
Also on the panel are:
- Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot Watt University, an expert on homelessness and housing exclusion in the UK and abroad
- Roger Wilshaw, Deputy Director of Homelessness and Support, Department for Communities and Local Government
- Katharine Sacks-Jones, Head of Policy, Crisis (Chair)