OCF/OHM webinar: Solving homelessness in Oxfordshire – provide more homes?
Wednesday 26 May @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Following the publication of a housing-led feasibility study for Oxfordshire, the county’s councils have announced a new strategy to tackle homelessness. This comes at a time when the councils must plan for an end to the emergency accommodation provided to rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can we avoid a return to the streets? The voluntary sector has a key role to play, particularly to address gaps in what local government can provide. This webinar will look at the current picture, with a focus on how to help those who are not eligible for public support and benefits.
- Welcome – Adrian Sell, CEO at Oxfordshire Community Foundation
- Spotlight on homelessness – Dr Lígia Teixeira, Chief Executive at the Centre for Homelessness Impact
- Supporting the change – Gillian Douglas, Assistant Director of Housing and Social Care Commissioning at Oxfordshire County Council
- Making a difference – panel discussion with OHM Vice Chair Neil Preddy on a new project to support people without access to government support, with Navid Farzi, Services Director at Asylum Welcome; Amy Delisser, Director and Deputy CEO at Connection Support; Paul Roberts, CEO at Aspire Oxford
- Over to you: Q&A