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Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Conference in Liverpool

12 Mar 2019
Rough sleeping

The Community Foundation for Merseyside has teamed up with Liverpool Parish Church to host a half day conference for the Private Sector on the issue of homelessness.

IoD North West members might want to attend this event which will consider homelessness and rough sleeping in the Liverpool City Region, and what more can be done by whom.

When: Thursday 4th April 2019, 9.30 – 12.30
Where: Liverpool Parish Church Chapel Street (opposite Liver Building)

There is much good work across the City and Region on the issue of homelessness and rough sleeping which has been led by Liverpool City Council with their 'Always Room Inside' initiative, and the Combined Authority which is progressing a pilot  of ‘Housing First’, following it’s great success overseas.  There is also an array of charitable and voluntary sector organizations which undertake excellent frontline work with homeless people and rough sleepers. However, when stakeholders gather around the table, the private sector is often absent from this debate.

Businesses in the Liverpool City Region have a vested interest in developing a greater understanding of this issue and should have the opportunity to respond. Through listening and engaging with our guest speakers, the conference will help attendees to understand the scope of the challenge, to map the local response and finish with a discussion to identify key areas of action and declare a vision for the future.

What else to expect on the day?

  • Half day conference chaired by Professor Michael Parkinson of the University of Liverpool
  • Presentation on the national context of homelessness and rough sleeping by Crisis UK Director of Policy and External Affairs, Matt Downie
  • Stories of lived experience from a survivor of homelessness
  • A talk on the local context of the issue from Mayor of Liverpool and Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
  • A distinguished panel debate from business leaders and the chief constable of Merseyside Police: Peter Moore (CEO, LFC), Steven Connolly (Estate Director, Liverpool ONE), Bronwen Rapley (CEO, Onward Homes), Denise Banks (Commercial Director, Gaskells Waste) and Andy Cooke (Chief Constable, Merseyside Police).
  • Unveiling of the 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture in St Nicholas Church Gardens
    If this sounds like something you might be interested, you can find out more or book your place below: 

This is not an IoD event, but If you would like find out more or book your place, you can do so below:

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For more information, please contact

0161 521 8133

North West
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