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European End Street Homelessness Campaign Seminar
Tuesday 29th November, 3pm-6pm at CCLA, Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St
29 Nov 2016
Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4ET
London Funders and the Building and Social Housing Foundation explored several very timely issues that are relevant to tackling homelessness and other forms of social exclusion. In particular the meeting looked at the success and the lessons to be learnt for London from the European End Street Homelessness Campaign.
The European End Street Homelessness Campaign is a movement of cities that are working together to permanently house Europe’s most vulnerable people and end chronic street homelessness by 2020. It was set up because the time has come to stop managing homelessness and start ending it. To do this the Campaign is:
1. creating a greater awareness of homelessness, the people around us who are affected, and what can be done about it
2. finding and delivering better, quicker ways to help people off the streets
The Campaign was inspired by the successful 100,000 Homes Campaign in the United States. Over the last 18 months the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) has worked with different cities to adapt the model to a European context. The Campaign has already achieved some early, tangible – and often inspirational – successes, and with growing interest BHSF is expanding to new cities in Autumn 2016.
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