UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: Changing Perspectives on Homelessness
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 17 October 2019
Individuals with lived experience of homelessness will present their perspectives on the subject, share insights about how society contributes to the problem & offer thoughts on how to help & mitigate the problem.
This event is free.
Darwin Lecture Theatre044: Darwin BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
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About the lecture:
We aim to raise awareness on homelessness. The lunch hour lecture will provide a platform for individuals with a lived experience to present their perspectives on the subject, share insights about how society contributes to the problem and offer their thoughts on how to help and mitigate the problem. A short talk will also be presented by James Fuller who has worked at Spires, a south London day centre for rough sleepers and, giving his views on homelessness experiences, alongside other experts by experience. We hope that these different perspectives will provide the audience with a better understanding of the causes and consequences that homelessness produces, and perhaps sensibilise them on this issue.
This lecture is part of our October series of UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lectures in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October 2019. The aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts to support people with mental health issues.
About the Speaker
The speaker with lived experience of homelessness will be identified by working with London organisations such as Spire and outreach teams. We are committed to support and mentor the speaker in giving a public lecture, and work in partnership with the professionals involved in their care. James Fuller has worked at Spires, a day centre for street homeless, from 2010 until earlier this year when he founded Shepherd Supported Housing. This is a not-for-profit that specialises in providing housing-based support to young ex-offenders. He has been a peer researcher and expert by experience at King's College London, attached to the NIHR Health and Social Workforce Research Unit.