Housing, ‘Home’ and Poverty

18 May 2023, 1.30 PM - 18 May 2023, 6.00 PM

Room 4.10, School of Education, University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Join the Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) and a range of participants for this half-day face-to-face event at the University of Bristol exploring the concepts of housing, ‘home’, and how these can intersect with dimensions of poverty. Book your place through Eventbrite.

The event will consist of a combination of presentations, breakout groups, and networking opportunities exploring a range of relevant aspects including housing policy, homelessness, financial resilience, mental health, utilities, and what ‘home’ means to different people and their sense of belonging. The main event will wrap up around 17:00, followed by a networking drinks reception.

We have a panel of fantastic speakers confirmed:

  • Dr Darren Baxter, Principal Policy Advisor for Housing and Land at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
    Making a home in a broken housing market: Unpacking how we can move towards a stable, equitable housing system

  • Professor Alex Marsh, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bristol
    Presentation title TBC

  • Dr Beth Stone, Lecturer in Policy Studies at the University of Bristol
    Homelessness and Disability in the UK

We will also share a thought-provoking short film by Inside Housing featuring Mr Chris Burns, who will share his lived experience. Chris is a member of the Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience (APLE) Collective. 

In addition, we are delighted to have a range of colleagues from the University of Bristol joining us to facilitate the breakout sessions:

The purpose of this event is to bring together a range of voices and perspectives to identify potential synergies and new spaces for collaboration both internally and externally, and to explore new directions and research questions on this topic. We particularly welcome participants with lived experience of the topics under discussion.

We will develop a contingency plan in case we need to move the event online due to COVID rates.

Tickets are limited, so if you book a place then are no longer able to attend please contact the bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk to release your space for someone else.

Book your place through Eventbrite.

Please be aware that the Bristol Poverty Institute plan to take photographs during the event, which we will share online (including our Twitter feed, website and/or blog). If you are uncomfortable with this, please notify a member of the BPI team on the day and we will endeavour to try and avoid including you in any photographs. Due to the nature of the event we cannot guarantee you won’t be in any images, but we will try and avoid taking photos where you are clearly visible.

Contact information

If you have any queries please contact: bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk

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