The event was largely planned by the Media and Comms Group, this comprised people with lived experience of homelessness and also the project’s Manager and Participation Lead. The planning started two months before the event (April 2022) and during this time we:
Through the work of the group, an overall purpose for the event was developed: to showcase the work of BHCA, to bring services, commissioners and people with lived experience of homelessness together to feed back on the work we have done so far, understand the challenges that currently exist and work together to improve the homeless healthcare system.
The event was delivered by the BHCA Steering Group. This team was made up of people with lived experience of homelessness (many of whom had been working with the project for the first year and were part of the Media and Comms Group), 2 members of the University of Brighton academic team and the project’s Manager and Participation Lead. The day’s agenda was as follows:
An introduction into how we mapped the system
An experience in how we identified the challenges in the system and how we prioritised them
A practical workshop to come up with ideas around a chosen challenge, just like the BHCA team had done
A guide through the first prototype we developed to gather feedback
The members of the Common Ambition steering group felt very positively about the event they co-created, as evidenced in these quotes after the event:
We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and took the time to engage with the project. We really appreciate your input.
If you would like to be kept informed of any future events, please contact Nicky Pyper, Project Manager, Brighton & Hove Common Ambition