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Agenda

10am Registration & Refreshments


10.30am Welcome; Housing Justice


11am Plenary;
Thoughts and reflections on the housing need and homelessness in the north east and responses to it
• Right Reverend Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow
• Kathy Mohan, Chief Executive, Housing Justice
• Julian Prior, Chief Executive, Action Foundation and Chair of NACCOM
• David Smith, Chief Executive, Oasis Aquila Housing Association
• Neil Munslow MBE, Service Manager: Active Inclusion, Newcastle City Council.

12pm Breakout sessions

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Room 1: Hospitality and Hope; helping destitute migrants in the North East
Facilitators; Julian Prior Action Foundation / NACCOM
A brief outline of the challenges faced by destitute migrants in the North East and how churches and communities can get involved in helping destitute migrants through hosting schemes and similar projects.

Room 2: Developing a quality night shelter
Facilitator Mark Brennan 
An overview of the work night shelters do across the Housing Justice network, and an introduction to the Housing Justice Quality Mark, the best practice guide for homeless night shelters.


Room 3: Being proactive on housing poverty
How can churches help in facilitating people to stay in their own homes and to prevent a crisis situation from developing? We look at various schemes and solutions churches can get involved in to help those in housing poverty.


1.30pm Networking lunch

2.30pm
Room 1: Kicking off a North East Churches Property Forum (facilitated by Depaul)
This session is for clergy or those involved in property issues for all Church denominations, and therefore by invitation only. 
Please contact Abigail.westgate@depaulcharity.org.uk to register interest.

Room 2: North East Hosting Network 

4pm Close

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