Riverside to host Homes for Cathy’s North West workshop on homelessness

A person sitting down on the street.

HOMES for Cathy, the national alliance campaigning to end homelessness, is holding a free workshop in the North West next month to explore how its aims can be achieved across the region.

Housing provider Riverside is hosting the event at its headquarters in Speke, Liverpool, which takes place on 5 March 2020.

The event intends to bring together delegates from housing associations, local authorities and charities operating across the North West. On the day, they will explore the challenges and solutions around homelessness, and discus the ways the housing sector in North West can help deliver the Homes for Cathy campaign’s nine commitments (see below).

David Bogle, chief executive of Hightown Housing and a founding member of Homes for Cathy will speak the event. He will be joined by Carol Matthews, chief executive of Riverside; David Carter, chief executive of The Whitechapel Centre, the leading housing and homelessness charity in Liverpool; and Jacque Allen, executive director of housing at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.

Allen has worked closely with Greater Manchester Homes Partnership to support entrenched rough sleepers in the region to start a new life off the streets. The realities of homelessness in the North West will also be explored through an interview with a guest speaker with lived experience.

Find out more about the event at homesforcathy.org.uk/events.


Homes for Cathy’s nine commitments

Homes for Cathy

(Source: Homes for Cathy)


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