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Seeing the person behind the statistic – A webinar on local homelessness issues.
March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free
Tuesday 16th March
Homelessness is a complex issue that can affect anyone.
Local data reveals more people across Surrey are becoming homeless. An affluent county – it is a shocking rising issue, but one that does not surprise with the cost of living becoming forever unmanageable and the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbating circumstances.
Join us, as we uncover the local long-term solutions available to ensure people in Surrey can access and retain safe and affordable accommodation. Together we can.
Join us for our interactive webinar by clicking the button below. There will be Live Polls and a Q&A for those wishing to take part! Click below to be taken to the sign up page.
A recording of our webinar will be available on the website afterwards.
Community Foundation for Surrey Chair, Jim Glover OBE DL (former High Sheriff of Surrey) will be in discussion with:
Rentstart began nearly 20 years ago and over that time the charity has continuously reacted to tackle the ongoing issues that homeless people in Elmbridge face in gaining housing and rebuilding their lives.
Helen’s role as CEO is to make sure the charity is the best that it can be. For Helen, this means housing and supporting those who go to them for help with empathy and intelligence, and ensuring that staff feel supported to deliver their best work. She loves to see the real impact they deliver and enjoys talking with current and ex clients about how they are moving on with their lives.
Helen’s work is also about making sure that as a local charity, they can contribute to a larger arena, sharing their results and ideas with other organisations such as Crisis and Homeless Link.
Mags brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the housing, homeless and voluntary sectors. Having been a CEO of another homeless and vulnerable adults’ charity, The Hope Hub welcomes her expertise as they establish themselves as a professional service provider.
Mags is a qualified member of the Institute of Fundraising and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) encompassing Management and Leadership, Financial Control and Strategic Marketing.
Prior to leading the set up of The Hope Hub in December 2017, Mags carried out a 9 month independent Consultation for Surrey Heath Borough Council around Homeless Services. She was subsequently asked to proceed with the recommendation she set out and went on to set up the charity. Now in it’s 3rd year, The Hope Hub is providing a range of Crisis drop in and Empowerment Services.
The Hope Hub has remained open throughout the Lockdowns and in the period April – December 2020, supported 190 Clients who accessed services 6,979 times.