The key aim of the network is to provide an inclusive forum for organisations dealing with poverty and homelessness within the borough together with housing providers, to discuss issues of concern, comment collectively on these issues to the Council and relevant agencies and, where appropriate, make recommendations for action.
The objectives are:
In order to progress priorities, the issues will be developed by a small subgroup of those with relevant experience to devise an action plan which will be brought back to the wider forum. Members should be prepared to participate in working groups to achieve implementation.
The network meets regularly to cover a wide spectrum of topical issues ranging from Council homelessness strategies and general housing advice, through to current headline topics. At each meeting an information sharing session takes place so that members are kept up to date on each-other’s working activities.
We are holding an event in May where organisations can be involved in determining the future focus of this network, ahead of revised meetings starting in June.
If you would be interested in being involved, please let us know and we will be in touch with more details as soon as possible. Contact us on 01293 657011 or email Tracey Martin.
Take a look at our latest news relating to poverty and homelessness, plus details of our most recent meetings.