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Help through Hardship Crisis Conference

July 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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We look forward to welcoming you to our Hardship Crisis Conference next week. We are pleased to update you on our Agenda for the day, our guest speakers and panellists.

To download the Agenda please click here

To download the Case Studies please click here

The focus of the Conference will be on how we all, in our systems and networks, are responding to the multiple challenges which we are facing, and how we are and must continue to collaborate to become a more responsive and intelligent environment.

We will be welcomed by David Bradley, CEO South West London and St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust, and our conference hosts, who are responding to the need for early intervention and prevention by coproducing service redesign and delivery with community networks. The Big Lottery responded to hardship & crisis by developing a grant fund to help address these issues and we are pleased that Lindsay Marsden, Portfolio Development Manager, will be speaking on this. Phil Jew, CEO Citizens Advice Wandsworth, will sketch out our local environment and how our partnership has responded to the Big Lottery call for action. Our panellists will speak on the illustrative case studies (attached) that have emerged from the first year of our project. How are their systems currently responding to these issues?  What would they like to see done better?

So far over 70 people from across our systems and networks have registered to attend, providing us with a collective opportunity to share and understand the barriers and opportunities to become more collaborative. The conference will close with Paul Martin, CEO Richmond and Wandsworth Borough Councils, offering some reflections on the challenges and opportunities for system change.

Please do join us from 1pm for a shared lunch. We still have some places available and registration is open on As places are limited, if you are no longer able to come please let us know so that we can free up spaces for others to join us.

We will present two complex cases of hardship, which require collaboration across systems and agencies and invite a representative panel of agency and community experts to speak too:

  • The types of hardship or crises they experience in their service and/or community?
  • What kind of (system, network, knowledge, information, support…) would they like to have in place to make it better and easier for them to support people in hardship or crisis?

We will discuss these as a panel, and as a conference, seeking to emerge the joined-up pathways and routes to better and smarter relationships and collaborations.

Please visit the project website for more information:

For more information about Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network please visit:


July 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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020 7720 9110


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