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How can we provide safe & affordable housing for young people during Covid?

08/12/2020 (13:00-14:00)
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The fourth webinar of the #BBBYouthWelfare series is focusing on how young people’s housing arrangements have been impacted by the pandemic and what we can do about it. Housing and homelessness are issues important to all of us. However, the vulnerabilities that young people usually experience with housing have been amplified by this pandemic. To give just some examples, lockdown measures accompanied by shortage of accommodation options are trapping some of our young people into abusive households or putting those in informal housing arrangements at higher risk of becoming homeless.  We have seen since the start of the pandemic that organisations are able to mobilise quickly – for example as part of the ‘Everybody In’ campaign, but resources are tight, affordable housing is scarce and we do not yet know what sustainable solutions might be possible for the future.

You will be invited by Liz Dunn (Safeguarding Learning Project Development Officer at Leicester at Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnerships and Chair of this webinar) to engage in a discussion about issues such as these with guest speakers Jo Richardson (Professor of Housing & Social Inclusion at De Montfort University)

Mark Grant (CEO at Action Homeless)

Nikki Chawda (Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods at EMH) 

and Cllr Elly Cutkelvin (Assistant City Mayor Education and Housing of Leicester City).

Together we will look at finding ways in which our communities, businesses and local government can work collaboratively to support safe, secure and affordable housing for young people as we transition our of lockdown.

Our ongoing series of #BuildBackBetter webinars focusing on Youth Welfare will continue to run in the coming months. The BBB Youth Welfare webinar series is a partnership between De Montfort University through the Social Care Learning and Development Hub, Leicestershire Cares and the LLR Safeguarding Children Partnerships. If you care about how local government, community and business can best work together so nobody is left behind then this is a must attend event, as are the next webinars in this series.

Registrants will receive a link to join the online talk 24hrs before the event, via their provided email address.

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This event is open to all.




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