By the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless.
FEANTSA organizes this Exchange event which addresses homeless service providers, drug use related services, policy makers, cities, and public health experts. The event will support the establishment of integrated approaches on health and homelessness as best practice in service provision.
The Exchange has a strong participatory character. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with experts and services from the homeless sector, health and drug/alcohol use support services and contribute with their own knowledge. Harm reduction, peer work and participation as well as mental health are key topics that will be addressed at different points of the two half-days exchange.
The Exchange will kick off with a key note speech by Peter Molyneux outlining the need for more integrated service responses to better support people experiencing homelessness, especially regarding health needs. The following expert panel will look at innovative service provision. More specifically, panellists will share their knowledge and experiences from implementing innnovative programmes with differents focuses. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about good practice interventions and engage in discussions with inspiring good practice services during two workshop streams. The event will end with a policy panel, bringing together policy experts from homeless and drug services, cities who implemented integrated strategies and experts with lived experiences.