Trailblazer workshop

A range of partners got together in May 2017 to think through our approach to homelessness, how we could do more by working together, and what would be helpful for leaders of a variety of agencies to sign up to in a "Memorandum of Understanding".

Our facilitator for the session was Gill Leng, who led us through a series of discussions so we could help form the new Memorandum, and also highlight areas we could do more on to prevent homelessness at the earliest possible stage by working together. Picture of trailblazer workshop attendees

The Memorandum will be put to the leaders of local organisations like district councils, police, helath service, fire and rescue service, economic partnership and housing partners, to sign up to and agree to this cooperative and preventative approach.

About the workshop

There were around 40 attendees from organisaitons including

  • Axiom Housing Association

  • Bench CRC (Probation)

  • Cambridge City Council

  • Cambridge Housing Sub Region

  • Cambridgeshire County Council, including Public Health, Menthal Health team, Drug and Alcohol team, One Front Door project and Housing related support in Children, Families and Adults Services team Photo of post-it notes on the wall

  • CHS Group

  • Circle-Roddons Housing (Making Money Count)

  • Cross Keys Homes

  • Fenland District Council

  • Plus represntatives from our new teams: homelessness prevention and business development

  • Huntingdonshire District Council

  • Luminus housing group

  • Office of the Police Crime Commissioner

  • Peterborough City Council

  • Peterborough Prison / Outside Links

  • South Cambridgeshire District Council

Others invited, not able to attend on the day but still involved in the Trailblazer:

  • CPFT 

  • Department of Work and Pensions

  • East Cambridgeshire District Council

  • National Probation Service

  • NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG 

  • Police Integrated Offender Management 

Agenda for the day

If you click here you can see the workshop agenda.

This link opens up the slides used to steer our thoughts for the morning.

What came out of the event? Putting suggestions forward on posters

Based on the workshop, we are drafting a Memorandum to ask the Public Service Board to sign up to. We will share the draft memo as soon as it is ready.

More partners are aware of the Trailblazer project, and getting involved.

Plans for the Trailblazer work being tailored to meet a range of partners' needs.