LATES: World Homeless Day

Tue Oct 10 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

The Exchange | Birmingham

University of Birmingham
Publisher/HostUniversity of Birmingham
LATES: World Homeless Day
Thought-provoking discussions exploring the unique challenges of women's homelessness on World Homeless Day.
About this Event

Join us on 10 October as people worldwide come together to mark World Homeless Day. This important day draws attention to the needs of people who experience homelessness locally and encourages community involvement to address the issue through better policies and funding.

At The Exchange, we invite you to an evening of thought-provoking discussions and inspiring stories including a panel discussion exploring the unique challenges of women’s homelessness.

The panel is chaired by Gráinne Cuffe, Chief Reporter at Inside Housing - the leading monthly magazine for news, analysis, and comment about the social housing sector in the UK.

Panellists* include:

  • Councillor Sharon Thompson, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council and former Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Housing & Homelessness, and who also has lived experience of homelessness.
  • Joy Doal, CEO of Anawim, a unique women’s charity reaching women who are living chaotic and complex lives and who often struggle to access and trust services. Anawim provides a wraparound service on the ground and enables thousands of women to make positive steps in the right direction.
  • Thea Raisbeck, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. With over a decade of experience in housing, homelessness, and domestic abuse, Raisbeck blends academic expertise with frontline practice, advocacy, and campaigning.

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, author and journalist Kieran Yates is no longer able to join our panel discussion as advertised in our print brochure.


This event is presented as part of A Place to Call Home a new public programme of exhibitions, activities and events exploring what home means to all of us. Understand diverse experiences through the eyes of people who have lived through them and find out about the latest social justice research at the University of Birmingham.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom


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