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9 December, 2021 | Online
Homelessness Symposium 2021

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Homelessness Symposium 2021

This year's Homelessness Symposium took place online on Thursday 9th December. The event had a fantastic line-up of sector leaders, researchers and policy makers, who provided insight into the latest developments, research and good practice within Wales, the UK and across the world. A huge thank you to our sponsor Crisis for their support.

The morning session focused on homelessness in Wales, with key Welsh Government officials providing a timely update on the Ending Homelessness Action Plan and outlining how the housing sector can contribute to achieving the objectives within the Race Equality Action Plan. This was followed by an exclusive session led by Crisis CEO Jon Sparkes, during which Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Professor Glen Bramley shared the findings from Crisis' latest Homelessness Monitor for Wales.

In the afternoon we traveled beyond the Welsh border to hear from Ron Anderson of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, who shared the latest development from the What Works Community, which is supporting local authorities across the UK to tackle their toughest homelessness challenges. We also heard from the Lydia Stazen, the Director of the Institute for Global Homelessness, who spoke from Chicago about IGH's Vanguard Cities project, which seeks to make a meaningful impact on street homelessness in cities across the globe.

Watch the recordings from the sessions below:

Ending homelessness: What next for Wales?


  • Download the presentation here.
  • You can read the Ending Homelessness Action Plan in Welsh or in English


State of the Nation: Homelessness Monitor for Wales 


  • Download the Homelessness Monitor: Wales 2021 report here.
  • Please register here if you would like to be sent a hard copy of the report.
  • Download the presentation here.


Clarissa: Trauma, trust and access to healthcare 


Content warning: Clarissa explores themes relating to childhood abuse, drug taking and drug dependency. Should you need further support in relation to these issues, please see our support resources page for a list of organisations you can contact.


What Works Community: Tackling homelessness locally


  • Download the presentation here.
  • Find out more about the Centre for Homelessness Impact 'What Works' Community on their website.


A Place to Call Home: Tackling homelessness globally


  • Download the presentation here.
  • Find out more about the Institute of Global Homelessness on their website

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