Frontline Network Annual Conference- 24th June 2021- Overcoming Barriers

This FREE, fully online event on Thursday 24th June 2021, is aimed at frontline staff working across the UK with people experiencing homelessness.

Our theme this year is 'overcoming barriers'.

Underpinning all of this year's workshop themes; from are we all in for change, welfare benefits, accessing safe, suitable appropriate accommodation, accessing specialist healthcare support, understanding compassion fatigue, through to communication and conflict resolution are solutions to support you navigate and overcome barriers.

We will be bringing you a range of amazing speakers from across the UK; to highlight the interesting and creative ways they are working to navigate and overcome barriers in their work.

We hope you will find this event enjoyable and take away information that is helpful, inspiring and can be applied in your work practice- where-ever you are based in the UK!

Many thanks,

The Frontline Network Team

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We're delivering you a fully online event this year. You told us you wanted flexibility and choice, so we're offering you the choice to dip in and dip out throughout the day. Feel free to join us for an hr or two or stay for the day- it's up to you!

We hope you will find a balance of information and sessions that are right for you. All sessions are running in a webinar format. Whilst we're sorry to not see or hear you, we'll be using fun, interactive polls, chat and Q&A's to engage with you. You'll also be able to use  @SMITF_Frontline #OvercomingBarriers to interact with us through the day.

If you can't attend all of the sessions you'd like to, not a problem. We'll be recording these and sharing to our Frontline Network website resources afterwards.

Please feel free to contact frontline@stmartinscharity.org.uk to let us know of any additional support requirements that we can factor in to make this event even more accessible for you, such as sub-titles in sessions, and we will do our best to support these for you.


View the schedule
1 day
21 speakers
5 categories
Panel discussion; supporting frontline staff to overcome barriers in their work 24 June 2021, 03:40 PM
Ewan Aitken, Tim Bissett, Katie Dalton, Rick Henderson & Nicola McCrudden
In conversation with Extern N.I. - Responding effectively to homelessness; through specialist, supportive interventions 24 June 2021, 11:10 AM
Iain Cameron, Kim McGarry & Declan Morris
Are we all in For Change? A conversation with the All in For Change Team 24 June 2021, 11:10 AM
Ginny Cooper, Viki Fox & David Ramsay
Are we all in For Change? A conversation with the All in For Change Team 24 June 2021, 11:10 AM
Ginny Cooper, Viki Fox & David Ramsay

Our expert facilitators will share their experiences with you 

Our expert facilitators will be sharing their knowledge, skills and experience with you; on how they've been overcoming barriers in their work.

We hope you'll find the mix of 'in conversation with' and training sessions a great way to hear about their different experiences and expertise.

Why not check out the link below and meet some our speakers so far?! We'll be adding a few more people and sessions shortly as well.

Meet the speakers

Click on the session categories for topics that interest you!

Choose session topics that you're interested in and would like to follow. We'll keep you up to date as we update details and content.

Check out the Categories
Sharing learning from frontline experiences
Looking to the future
Ideas into action
Opening plenary session

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Register with the Frontline Network; it's FREE to register, but please note - you need to be a paid frontline worker, directly supporting people experiencing homelessness. This can include staff working in the voluntary, statutory or public sectors in a variety of roles. Once your registration is accepted, you can apply to our Funding section, including our Training Fund and Ideas Fund and be part of a growing community of frontline workers across the UK!

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