Equality, Homelessness and Prevention Seminar

Full Day Seminar
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Cartrefi Conwy, Abergele
Booking Fees

Members £80 | Non-members £100
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This all day seminar will focus on issues and solutions related to the equality, diversity and human rights aspects of preventing and tackling homelessness.

Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 introduced changes to the way homelessness is being tackled in Wales with the aim of introducing a more inclusive system designed to help everyone at risk. At the same time, welfare reform, under-supply of social housing and increasing poverty are posing threats to tenancy sustainability and access to social housing.

Recognising and responding to diverse people’s needs is central to working in this new context. Three years since the introduction of new homelessness duties, we will be looking at equality and human rights challenges and innovative practice related to tackling and preventing homelessness:

  • How is equality and diversity mainstreamed within the current local authority homelessness reviews, forthcoming strategies and the strategic use of data and evidence?
  • In what ways do ‘reasonable steps’ reflect the diverse needs of people we serve? How do we take account of race, disability, mental health and the needs of LGBT+ people?
  • How do social and private rented housing providers take account of equality and diversity needs when working with tenants who might be at risk of homelessness?
  • And finally, how do we respond to affordability and access to housing issues in a fair and equitable way?


  • Preventing Homelessness and Supporting Homeless People: The Equality Perspective 
    Lyndsay Cordery-Bruce – CEO, The Wallich
  • Ending Youth Homelessness within the LGBTQ+ Community in Wales
    Hugh Russell – EYHC Manager, Llamau
  • Tenancy Sustainability in Hafod – The Importance of Relationships and the Equality Perspective
    Richard McQuillan, Christopher Davies & James Penfold – Hafod
  • Thinking Differently about Mental Health and Well-being
    TBC – Gofal
  • Preventing Homelessness Amongst Black and Ethnic Minority People
    Wanjiku Ngotho-Mbugua – Regional Director, North Wales, BAWSO
  • Working with the Private Rented Sector: Preventing Homelessness and Supporting Landlords and Tenants
    Judith Jenkins – Housing Strategy Officer, Conwy County Borough Council
    Sarah Vining and Nazia Azad-Warren – Open Doors Project, Tai Pawb
  • Homelessness Reviews and Strategies: Using Data and Embedding Equality into Homelessness Strategies and Approaches
    Alicja Zalesinska – Director, Tai Pawb


Download the full programme here (.pdf)


The seminar is relevant to:

  • Local authority homelessness, housing options, housing management and strategy staff
  • Those in housing associations responsible for housing management, tenancy support and strategy
  • Support organisations
  • Equality organisations and equality managers
  • Staff at all levels
  • Private landlords / letting agents

We hope you can join us for an action packed agenda where, as always, you will have a chance to discuss strategic issues and ideas as well as learn from innovative practice from across the sector.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb within 10 working days of the date of the event, the full cost of the event will be incurred;
  • If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb within 15 working days of the date of the event, 50% of the cost will be incurred;
  • If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb more than 15 working days before the date of the event then no cost will be incurred.

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