June 25th, West London Strategic Action Plan to End Rough Sleeping by 2012. Conference in Wembley.
Conference started with welcoming and introduction by Ieuan ap Rees from West Lodon Housing Partnership.
Michael Scorer(CLG) was talking about Government policy and what has changed with change of Government.
Richard Blakeway(CLG) talked about London Housing Strategy and the work of the London Delivery Board, including the Health & Social Care sub group.
Martin Cheeseman from Brent & West London Housing PartnershipÂ analised the situation ofÂ rough sleeping in West London. He summarised Chain data, PrOPMT analysis, differences between boroughs in terms of services provided, health audit in Brent, sub-regional work â West London Reconnect & draft action plan.
Jeremy SwainÂ of Thames Reach talked about the role of local partnerships and civic society sector to end rough sleeping. Jeremy Swain thankedÂ Barka UK for their fruitful work with supporting the integration processes of Eastern European migrants to UK.
Barka UKÂ staff:Â Andrzej Dawidowski, Marcin Maruszak and Radoslaw Skrzypczak participated in a workshopÂ regarding enforcement. The discussionÂ wasÂ to what extent enforcement was needed and how it couldÂ be delivered. Barka contributed withÂ good examples of engaging with rough sleepers through trustÂ and relationship building.
Barka UK at the Forum on “Poverty and social exclusion” in Brussels
Barka UK was invited for the Forum on “Poverty and social exclusion” organised by the Committee of the Regions on 8 June 2010 in Brussels. Among the participants there were representatives of local and regional authorities, organisations and EU institutions who arrived to exchange good practice and discuss how to combat poverty and social exclusion at local level.Â The debates focused on making local social services more accessible to all, preparing people for integration into the labour market and inclusive citizenship in urban and rural areas.
The seventh Young Global Leaders Annual Summit took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2 to 7 May. This event has been the largest gathering of YGLs where they had an opportunity to interact with local and international organizations working in the YGL âGlobal Redesignâ areas of activity: health, environment and sustainability, education and youth, entrepreneurship, values and governance. The YGL Annual Summit was an occasion to connect local experiences with global issues and to understand the underlying development environment. The Impact Journeys gave YGLs an unforgettable experience which provided them with new ideas and a better understanding of the issues that the African continent currently faces.Â The key objective of the Summit was to provide a systemic view of Tanzaniaâs challenges and opportunities in a way that would give the YGLs the chance to find multiple entry points to make an impact and enable local agencies to benefit from an outside analysis of their system.