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Brighton & Hove Homeless Health Conference 2022

  • 2 min read |
  • Posted by Justlife
  • On 30 June 2022

On Thursday June 16th, we gathered at the Clarendon Centre for the Homeless Health Conference 2022. After two years, we were finally back in the room with a lineup of speakers, workshops, networking, and a delicious lunch. Frontline workers met many of those that they had been corresponding with via email in person! Many different frontline workers from organisations across Brighton and Hove (as well as London) attended.

Attendees shared that they loved how the conference had been structured and organised, and enjoyed the interactive sessions.

There was an exciting buzz in the room throughout the conference, and workers left feeling more connected and skilled!

Very useful to me being new to role and region. Lots of contacts and helped me progress some pieces of work

Whole day was fascinating and very well organised

Common Ambition presentation

On June 15th, we also had an exciting opportunity to learn about the exciting work of Common Ambition, a co-production project that brings together the experiences of individuals that use homelessness and healthcare services. We got to see the systems map created by the steering group which maps the experiences of users of services across the homelessness sector in Brighton & Hove.

During the conference day we started the day by gathering for an introduction to Arch Healthcare and the Frontline Network, and an update about what we have been up to.

During the rest of the day there were three synchronous sessions that participants could choose from. We had a wide range of experts discussing topics related to:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Drugs
  • Systems change
  • Safeguarding

You can find out more about the sessions covered here!

At the end of the day, we gathered together once again to celebrate and appreciate the challenging work that frontline workers do on a daily basis. We looked forward to applying the newly- acquired skills and knowledge, and felt grateful to be part of the shift towards a more integrated homeless healthcare system.