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Annual Conference 2019: Challenge the System | Shape the Future

Park Inn Cardiff City Centre




Our annual conference takes place in Cardiff on Thursday 14 March and this year our theme is Challenge the System | Shape the Future.

Last year the sector stood united in the campaign to safeguard funding for homelessness and housing support services in Wales. However, with rising homelessness, inequality and poverty evident in our communities, the challenge facing Wales is greater than ever. With the arrival of the new Housing Support Grant, we have a real opportunity to shape the future of services, but we also need to challenge ourselves, to think differently, to question convention and rethink the systems we operate within.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Pat McArdle, Chief Executive of Mayday Trust. The organisation's reports 'Wisdom from the streets' and 'Homelessness System Under Deconstruction' have sparked debate about how we work together to improve our responses to people experiencing homelessness. Pat will share her account of Mayday's transformation from a small housing support provider, to an organisation championing systems-change to support asset-based and personalised approaches.

Once again, we will be working with people who have lived experience of homelessness and support services to present their views, suggesting ways that we can learn from their expertise. There will be a number of plenary sessions, workshops and debates on new and innovative ways to develop our organisations and work more effectively, including topics such as:
• systems change in housing and support
• private rented sector and homelessness
• reshaping the criminal justice system
• collaborative commissioning
• and much more to be confirmed

With over half the spaces already gone, we strongly recommend booking on as soon as possible if you want to guarantee a space – this event will become fully booked.

Thursday 14 March 2019
Park Inn Cardiff City Centre
9:00 am -16:30 pm
£127 + VAT members / £157 + VAT non-members



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