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Tackling Multiple Disadvantage: 2nd National Summit

Tackling Multiple Disadvantage: 2nd National Summit

MEAM Coalition Event: Combining lived experience, research, policy and practice
Date: 
May 8, 2017 - 10:00am to May 9, 2017 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Double Tree Hilton, Milton Keynes

Description

People facing multiple disadvantage have been pushed to the extreme margins of UK society. The issues surrounding homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, violence, contact with the Criminal Justice System, domestic abuse and extreme poverty often go unrecognised by services and systems mostly designed to deal with one issue at a time.

Many of Clinks' members work alongside people with multiple disadvantage. At our Annual Conference last November we came together to share best practice and hear about innovative services amongst the members, this conference presents an amazing opportunity to collaborate with our partners and promote the work we do.

Two years ago, the first National Summit brought together a vibrant network of people with lived experience, service providers, commissioners and policy makers; each with different skills and expertise, all committed to achieving change.

Working together we will assess progress, inspire and challenge each other, and discuss the next steps in tackling multiple disadvantage. Over two days a series of workshops will be led and shaped by delegates under four key themes:

  • Drawing expertise from lived experience
  • Achieving systems change
  • Understanding and responding to diversity
  • Fostering partnership and collaborations to achieve change

On the final afternoon we will explore what this means for how we move forward together.

To book a place on the conference, please choose a ticket on Eventbrite

Cost

£75 for a day ticket / £200 for both days including meals and accommodation

To book a place on the conference, please choose a ticket on Eventbrite

We would encourage as many of you as possible to book places for people with lived experience of disadvantage. For smaller organisations that are unable to afford paying for a place, there are a limited number of bursary places available. Please register your interest for a bursary by emailing events@homelesslink.org.uk, and we will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

This event has been jointly organised by Big Lottery Fund, CalousteGulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), Lankelly Chase, the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) charities (Clinks, Homeless Link, Mind and Collective Voice) and Revolving Doors Agency.

Programme

We are inviting registered delegates who would like to run a workshop or present a paper to propose one using this workshop submission form. The workshop programme will then be agreed and will be available online in February.

We are particularly looking for workshops that are delivered in partnership to help draw links, cross boundaries and demonstrate collaborations between individuals with lived experience, researchers, commissioners, practitioners and policy makers.

If required we are happy to help bring organisations together to deliver a joint workshop. Each one must fall under one of these broad themes:

  • Drawing expertise from lived experience
  • Achieving systems change
  • Understanding and responding to diversity
  • Fostering partnership and collaborations to achieve change

Please return this form to kate.alaway@homelesslink.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017. We will review all proposals by 17 February and will then contact you.