26 October 2022
Social work & homelessness – event report
Over 230 people attended this event held to discuss Unit research with stakeholders
Today’s webinar on Social Work & Homelessness brought together 237 participants to reflect on emerging messages from the Unit’s NIHR SSCR Homelessness & self-neglect study and to collectively discuss ideas for developments in social work training and practice and within multi-disciplinary working, informed by this research evidence.
The presentation of study findings by Jess Harris was responded to by six invited discussants: Matthew Bawden, Organisational lead for social care at St Mungo’s; Jane Cook, National Health & Homelessness Adviser for the DLUHC Rough Sleeping Initiative; Maddie Tait, a homelessness Social Worker in the City of London; Karl Mason, Lecturer in Social Work at Royal Holloway, University of London; Ruth Allen, Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW); and Lyn Romeo, the Chief Social Worker for Adults, from the DHSC.
Participants thanked all the speakers for their wide-ranging insights and reflections, and for a ‘very interesting, thought provoking and insightful event’, ‘encouraging, informative and inspiring’. Speakers’ presentations are available here and future events in the HSCWRU Homelessness series will be listed shortly here.