The Joint Public Issues Team and Housing Justice teamed up for a webinar on the effects of Covid-19 on homelessness outreach this winter, and to explore what churches can do to respond to homelessness when some traditional church responses – like night shelters – are harder.
At the panel our guests discussed the changes in experiences of homelessness over the course of lockdowns and the pandemic. It’s essential that homeless outreach matches the need of those accessing it, rather than starting trying to make the need fit how we have traditionally responded to the homelessness crisis.
We also discussed policy landscape and shifting our provision away from temporary fixes and towards long-term need.
Watch the webinar here:
Chair: Rachel Lampard, JPIT team leader and President of Housing Justice
Guests: Jacob Quagliozzi, Housing Justice Director of England
Tony Miller, Director of Whitechapel Mission
Jon Khurt, Specialist Rough Sleeping Adviser at MHCLG and former CEO of West London Mission
We’re producing a blog series alongside the webinar to address the changing landscape of homelessness and homeless outreach this winter.
And here are links to the slides used in the webinar.