Experts are predicting a surge in homeless demand this year due to the end of the eviction ban on 31st May 2021, the end of the furlough scheme on 30th September 2021 and a rise in unemployment.
During the pandemic we have seen more single homeless applicants than families and this is expected to change.
We will only tackle homelessness effectively if all organisations involved work together. If we do this effectively, we will help prevent people from losing their homes, and assist them with the money, support and employment opportunities they might need.
It is vital that we achieve this ambition as well as ensure that it is sustainable.
To help prepare for this we are convening a day of action on Thursday 22 July at 9.30am – 12.30pm on MS Teams so that together we can plan a collective approach for the future of homelessness services in Harrow.
Guest speakers include Eloise Shepherd, Head of Housing & Planning, at London Councils; Scott Bryant, Private Rented Sector Manager at the Greater London Authority (GLA); and Yvonne Baisden, London Representative & Trainer, National Residential Landlords Association.
After Round Table questions, there will be an opportunity to join one of three workshops: Homelessness prevention – signposting and advice; Great joined-up working; and Welfare rights, financial inclusion and employment.