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Our first Help through Hardship and Crisis conference, held in partnership with Citizens Advice Wandsworth, on Wednesday 26th July 1.00pm for a Networking Lunch and Conference 2.00pm-5.00pm at Springfield Hospital, Tooting.

The purpose of the conference will be to explore issues of hardship and crises that we have emerged through the first year of the project, and to hear from a range of public services and community organisations and members on how they have sought to address them, and in what ways the different systems that we work with can work together to create better pathways for people who are in need of help and support.

We will also be joined by Paul Martin CEO Wandsworth and Richmond Council and Dan Paskins Big Lottery Fund, among other guests, who will help us to set the wider context of our local work, and share with us some of the challenges in addressing complex issues and the necessity and opportunity of system change as a way to address them.

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.


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