Constructive Solutions on Homelessness: Retail Property’s Role

Please let us know if you would like to attend the homelessness event, the committee reception, or both! 



Following on from our event in May, we're continuing our work on homelessness and how the retail and property sector can contribute positively to long-term, sustainable solutions.

As part of our Retail Matters Week, we will explore solutions that may provide some of the most vulnerable people in our society with secure and well-paid employment, valuable training and support and a safe place to stay. We would love for you to join us and hear your thoughts on the subject.


16:00  Introduction.


16:10  Keynote: Paul Morrish, CEO LandAid. 

‘How the property industry can to create constructive solutions to homelessness’ 

Landaid, in partnership with Cubex and Developing Health and Independence, are creating 11 contemporary apartments in Bristol to house young homeless people in the local area, called East Street Mews. Come along and hear about how partners came together to create a lasting solution. 


16:30  Panel discussion. 

Chair: Paul Morrish, LandAid

Caroline Hill, Landsec

Caroline is Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs at Landsec, where she is delivering the company’s ambition for industry leadership on sustainability. She is responsible for both setting strategy and delivery. Her work is focused on creating jobs and opportunities, efficient use of natural resources and sustainable design and innovation.


Jean Templeton, St Basil’s

Jean is the CEO of St Basil’s, a leading Birmingham charity helping young people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, running 33 supported accommodation schemes. Jean has also recently joined the Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel advising the British Government on their aim to end rough sleeping by 2027. 


Chris Hancock, Crisis 

Chris is the Head of Housing at major homelessness charity, Crisis, leading on their funding and support for organisations using the Private Rented Sector as a housing option for homeless people. 


John Montague, The Big Issue

John is a Managing Director at The Big Issue, leading on behalf of Big Issue Invest on early stage social business support and investment. 


17:00  Questions from the audience to panelists.


The committee reception will follow this event, starting at 17:30.

This is a networking event for Revo committees to come together as a thank you for all their hard work.

If you are not part of a committee but wish to attend the homelessness event, you are more than welcome to come along to the reception afterwards also!