WEBINAR: Homes for Ukraine: Learnings to inform and Shape Future Hosting Schemes
Research by the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab and Hope at Home, funded by Commonweal, analyses hosts experiences hosting via the Homes for Ukraine scheme and how these learnings can improve future hosting schemes.
The report highlights crucial learnings and recommendations for the Government, local authorities, hosting and third sector organisations, and hosts to consider.
Following the launch of the report, Bridget Young, Director at NACCOM - The No Accommodation Network – chaired a short webinar sharing learnings and recommendations from the research.
Alongside Bridget we were joined by:
- Kate Garbers, lead author and Senior Research Fellow in Policy Evidence and Survivor Support at the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab;
- Jared Hodgson, Chief Executive at Hope at Home
Between 14-24 September 2021, we hosted five separate, hour long sessions that investigated the ongoing issues at hand within the exempt accommodation sector, why the saving the sector is so important, and how we can deliver collective reform that ends the exploitation of people and profit.
We heard from some of the industry’s most influential experts, housing providers, those with lived experience, and leading policy-makers including from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
On the 10th June 2020, Commonweal were joined by Nicola Aylward and Charlotte Robey-Turner of the Learning and Work Institute, Ann Kruyer of QSA, Tim Loughton MP and young carer Katie, to discuss the housing needs of young adult carers. This webinar was held to mark the launch of the final evaluation of Commonweal and QSA's partnership project providing supportive shared housing to young adult carers, Move On Up.
The report found that young adult carers are at a higher risk of becoming homeless or being in insecure living arrangements. Two years on from the launch of the Government’s Carers’ Action Plan, a cross-government programme of work to support carers in England, we call for the Plan to be refreshed and include reference to the housing needs of young adult carers.