To help develop our plan to end homelessness, we asked policy experts and people with experience of homelessness to identify the key problems and solutions.
We focused on preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place, responding rapidly so problems don’t escalate, and ensuring long terms solutions are in place for those that need support with more complex issues.
Over 400 people contributed at 35 events we held across England, Scotland and Wales. There were also almost 250 responses to our online call for evidence.
Stage two has now begun as we look in more detail at what is needed to deliver these solutions.
#PlanToEndHomelessness tweets from stage one:
Identify problems and policy solutions (June to Oct 2017)
People with lived experience of homelessness and experts from all relevant sectors in policy, on the front line, or in government
Tell us about your experiences of homelessness and how you think we can end it
a) Call for written evidence
b) Creative sessions for people with lived experience
c) Policy themed events
Consensus and prioritisation (January 2018)
People with lived experience of homelessness/policy and front line experts from all relevant sectors/central and local government officials/think tanks/academia and research bodies/business
Using findings from stages 1 and 2, identify where there is consensus and what solutions are a priority for the Plan to End Homelessness
Interactive event to take forward workable solutions and connect, collaborate and commit on work to take forward together.
What needs to change to deliver the solutions (November-December 2017)
Senior civil servants, local authorities, Thinks Tanks, Business and Academia/Research Bodies
Using a PESTLE formula, consult with key officials on what changes need to happen to successfully deliver the solutions identified in stage 1.
Select representatives from stage 1 to attend meetings and roundtables with officials, ministers and other key stakeholders
We are running a national consultation to develop the solutions needed to end homelessness. If you have experience of homelessness, work in homelessness or a related sector such as health, criminal justice or welfare, or if you are in national or local government – we hope that you can help us shape and delver the plan. Get in touch below and sign up to #EverybodyIn
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