People facing multiple disadvantage experience a combination of issues including homelessness, substance misuse, domestic violence and abuse, offending and mental ill health. The complexity of their experiences means they often fall through the gaps between mainstream services and systems.
This event will reflect on the distinctive features of small community and faith based charities and what makes their responses effective in developing trusting relationships of support with vulnerable communities. This will include:
- Hearing from people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage and receiving support from small charities
- A presentation of the findings from a recent evaluation of the value and impacts of smaller charities during the Covid-19 pandemic: “The ‘Value of Small’ in a Big Crisis”
- Insight and good practice from local organisations SFiCE and Christian Action Nottingham
Audience: This event is aimed at any professionals or volunteers who are interested in good practice around supporting people who face multiple sources of disadvantage.
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.