Join us for a free online event exploring effective responses to “cuckooing”; a situation where people take over a person’s home and use the property to facilitate exploitation.
For many people experiencing multiple disadvantage, obtaining a tenancy through schemes like Housing First has been found to be the most effective sustainable approach. A risk that can occur when a person has a tenancy is “cuckooing”. This experience is not just confined to people experiencing multiple disadvantage, but when a tenancy is a person’s first settled home after many years of homelessness, they can be particularly vulnerable.
This event will consider all forms of cuckooing, from being exploited by an acquaintance who might originally have been given access to a person’s home on a friendly basis - through to targeted exploitation by criminal gangs connected to establishing a base for drug dealing.
The event will hear from several different perspectives, including Nottingham City Homes, the Police, Adult Social Care, Opportunity Nottingham, and the Slavery Exploitation Team working in Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire. Importantly, we’ll also hear from the voice of lived experience. And there will be plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and the consideration of good practice.
Audience: This webinar is aimed at professionals and volunteers from all sectors who work with vulnerable adults and would like an understanding of what they can do in their roles to support clients at risk of cuckooing.
Please note that it is PDU policy that people with lived experience are invited to participate in our events.
Attendance to this event is free of charge, but advance booking is essential. The session will take place over Zoom. Please make sure you can access this software before booking.