There isn’t a single solution to the homelessness crisis. But working together, charities, councils and organisations CAN end homelessness in the UK for good. Join a webinar where an expert panel will be looking at the bigger picture of homelessness and what’s needed to make it a thing of the past.
What collective action is needed to end homelessness in the UK for good?
Homelessness remains a major problem for the UK, both for people going through it and at risk of it and for society as a whole. Between 153,000 and 280,000 people in England are currently classed as homeless and whether they are street sleeping, in a hostel or sofa surfing, it has a detrimental impact on lives. The average age of death for people experiencing homelessness is just 45 for men and 43 for women. This is a shocking contrast from the UK average life expectancy of 79.4 for men and 83.1 for women.
Homeless charities and organisations do a fantastic job of getting people off the streets and providing accommodation and support. But putting a roof over people’s heads is just the beginning of a solution. People living without homes need help and support, both emotional and financial to help them move on and create new lives, living with dignity and purpose and reducing their chances of ending up back in homelessness.
In this webinar, we will look at the whole picture of what’s needed to move people out of homelessness permanently and give them the opportunity to move on with their lives, to the benefit of society. To achieve this goal, we need to look to a range of organisations, charities and local government bodies, all working in partnership.
We will focus on the work of Greater Change, a pioneering digital enterprise that enables individuals to directly fund others to move on from homelessness through financing a specific goal. We’ll learn about and hear from some of the organisations they partner with, hear some of their success stories and learn about their vision of empowering over 34,000 people to take positive steps out of homelessness and build new lives by 2031.
We will discuss the benefits of ending homelessness both in terms of improving lives and communities but also the savings to the taxpayer that can be made. Our panel will discuss the barriers to ending homelessness and how we can overcome these. The audience will be invited to put their questions to the panel.
Jonathan Tan - Greater Change
Barry Dalziel, Senior Homelessness Prevention Case Worker, Aspire Oxford
Murphy Hopkins-Hubbard, Enterprise Development and Investment Manager, Homeless Link
Justin Duckworth, Board Chair, Greater Change
TBC Ethex - Host