Increasingly, we see homelessness as a regular feature of the nightly news, and certainly at Revo we have heard many members express concern about this issue. Understanding and responding to the complexities of homelessness is a challenging endeavour for retail property and the communities we serve.
It is evident that there is a multitude of approaches, campaigns and stakeholders involved in understanding and helping the homeless. It is a burning social issue and one closely aligned with places and property. It is only right that we seek to support members of our industry to better understand and contribute positively to the issue.
We hope that this event acts as a catalyst for further engagement by our industry and an opportunity to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships to develop practical solutions to homelessness.
Opening remarks: John Strachan, Chairman of intu
Keynote Presentation: Mick Clarke, CEO, The Passage
Property and youth homelessness: Paul Morrish, CEO, LandAid
Working together to end homelessness: The Manchester city centre experience’ - Vaughan Allen, CEO, Manchester City BID
Panel Debate: What is retail property’s place and responsibility in the homelessness issue?
Chaired by John Strachan, Chairman, intu
- Mick Clarke, CEO, The Passage
- Rob Noel, CEO, Land Securities
- Sarah Walker, Programme Manager, Association of Town Centre Management
- Andy Godfrey, Trustee, Stoke-on-Tent foodbank