Southampton Conference – Working together to end rough sleeping

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their eighth conference in June, which is now our third one held online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors, and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the last year and the progress made as well as some future plans.

Our keynote speaker was Caroline Roundhill from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities who spoke about working together to end rough sleeping. At the start of the conference a video made by the students of Solent University Southampton for promoting the change the way you give campaign on social media was shown.

The conference was recorded and full details of the presentations with timings are shown in the table below.

Timing Topic Person
From start to 06.18 Welcome and Introductions Paul Woodman
06.18 to 07.46 Video from Solent University students Solent University
07.46 to 08.49 Change the way you give campaign Rebecca Handley
08.49 to 28.08 Keynote – Working together to end rough sleeping with questions Caroline Roundhill
28.08 to 43.50 Service update, data for the City and RSI working Maria Byrne and Simone Gleed
43.50 to 47.50 website and app Paul Leppitt
47.50 to 57.36 The Big Difference a food service for the city Sanjay Mall
57.36 to 1.07.12 Move on accomodation Dan Pooley and Trevor Pickup
1.07.12 to 1.10.51 Hampshire PCC Award – Society of St James Volunteer Craig Hayler
1.10.51 to 1.22.10 StreetVet Jade Statt
1.22.10 to 1.28.05 Concluding remarks Mike Harris


The recording of the full conference is on the link below