Bedford Homelessness Community of Practice - November
This next Community of Practice will be looking at "Are street services for rough sleepers meeting a need or creating dependency?" This is a complex issue, so please approach the discussions with respect, tolerance and a non-judgmental attitude.
As a community, we can learn so much from each other, and from our different approaches to the same issue.
"Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an on-going basis".
Bedford's Community of Practice for the homeless sector brings together front-line workers, volunteers and those with lived experience on a regular basis to share ideas, information and best practice. We will open up new learning opportunities and encourage collaboration.
The group meets every two months to discuss issues and explore aspects of homelessness and rough sleeping in Bedford. There is a free buffet lunch and networking opportunities to begin.
Once again, a reminder that the Community of Practice is aimed at front line staff, volunteers and those with lived experience. This is not a group for Directors of Services or line managers!