Rough Sleeping and SWEP Event 26/11/2018

On Monday 26th November we hosted our 9th Networking Event around the theme of Rough sleeping and SWEP across South Yorkshire. Held at the Unity Centre in Rotherham, representatives from a range of organisations across South Yorkshire and the Humber attended the event to network, hear guest speakers and participate in workshops.

Target and St Martins partnership officer Sirea Jabar opened the event discussing Target and the Frontline Network. Sirea discussed how the Frontline Network exists to harness the ideas, energy and experience of those at the frontline working with homeless and vulnerably housed people.

Speakers included Marnie Burden from Homeless Link, Jill Jones from Rotherham MBC and Kathryn Drake from Sheffield City Council. All speakers gave an over view of rough sleeping and SWEP in their area, informed frontline workers what they were doing and what they can do to help homeless people in these severe weather conditions.

After all speakers were done attendees broke out into workshops, enabling them to thoroughly go through their concerns and questions regarding SWEP. The event was wrapped up with a light lunch.