HAPPI Hour - Homelessness under Covid-19, finding a permanent solution

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  • 4.00pm Who’s at the bar? Open networking
  • 4.10pm Welcome to HAPPI Hour: About zoom - Lois Beech, Housing LIN
  • 4.15pm About HAPPI Hour and purpose of this session – Jeremy, Housing LIN
  • 4.20pm First round: Homelessness & Covid-19: A Trigger for Value Change? – Rachel Manning, Research Fellow, at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • 4.35pm Second round: Build, Build, Build – but build better. Tackling Homelessness with Quality and Focus - Theodora Beckett and William Polisano, Drum London
  • 4.50pm Third round: Open forum (questions, comments and observations) – All
  • 5.10pm Last orders: Summary and thanks
  • 5.15pm Close

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Please book your place using the 'book now' button. Attendees will be sent the ZOOM details before the event.

You will be asked to join the meeting 10 mins before the start time to allow for a prompt start.


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HAPPI Hour events – Watch, Listen & Learn

Registered with the Housing LIN’s HAPPI Hours? As a result of the pandemic, we have now created this exciting new brand so that we can offer our sector showcase events in England, Scotland and Wales to enhance your learning and connect with other Housing LIN members virtually. Bookings for our free, online ‘learning lab’ events are made on a first come, first serve basis. Create your account or log in to avoid any disappointment.

At our popular events, you will:

  • Watch and discover new extra care housing developments to find out about the design, development and operational management arrangements so that you can explore solutions that can transform your ‘offer’;
  • Listen to latest practice, research, new funding initiatives, innovative products or projects so that you have the insight and intelligence required to improve your service delivery; and
  • Learn about the current sector issues so that you are up-to-date and better positioned to respond to latest policy and innovative operational developments.

Join our HAPPI Hours to network with us and to test out your ideas or share your experiences with industry experts and amongst fellow Housing LIN members in a relaxed atmosphere. And follow #HAPPIHour (opens new window) on twitter

From time to time, we also promote events that we think will be of interest to members. These are branded 'Supported by the Housing LIN'.