We are pleased to announce the confirmed agenda for the forthcoming final conference of the Fulfilling Lives programme. Entitled “Seeing the full picture” the conference on 16th June will celebrate the achievements of the past eight years and share learning from across programme partners. In addition to hearing from the evaluation team, we are pleased to welcome the following keynote speakers:

  • Dominic Williamson is a consultant working with charities and local authorities to improve policy, services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. He has over thirty years’ experience working to tackle homelessness, substance use, trauma and reoffending.
  • David Knott was appointed CEO of The National Lottery Community Fund in October 2021. David has had a varied public service career, most recently as Director of the Office for Civil Society.
  • Kirby Swales is a Deputy Director at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). He leads on social programmes to improve services for disadvantaged groups, especially Supporting Families and Changing Futures.
  • Surfing Sofas is a writer from London, who uses his work to raise awareness and break some of the stigmas around homelessness and mental health. He will be performing some of his current collection.
  • The conference will be chaired by broadcaster, radio producer and DJ Milly Chowles. Milly is a regular voice on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, using her own lived experience to report on issues such as addiction, toxic relationships, the care system and the criminal justice system.

The conference is free to attend and you can join in person in Birmingham or online.

Delegates attending in person can select from the following workshop sessions:

  • Multiple disadvantage and community exploitation – opportunities for strengthening practice and systems change, with Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham
  • The National Expert Citizens Group share their learning from Fulfilling Lives and Vision for Future Services
  • Ripple Effect: A Guide to Systems Change with Fulfilling Lives South East

While online delegates will have exclusive access to the following sessions:

  • Supporting people experiencing homelessness and multiple disadvantage: what have we learned from Fulfilling Lives, and what’s next? Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Multiple and Complex Needs and Employment: Providing Support for Success. Fulfilling Lives South East

Book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seeing-the-full-picture-around-multiple-disadvantage-tickets-315604861637