UK Shelter Forum: Update and next steps

This document is intended to capture discussions from the UK Shelter Forum in a concise format for dissemination. The presentations and discussions from the day have been framed within current HLP discourses and structured under three main headings: Aims - defining what we as a sector are trying to achieve in relation to HLP (Section 1); Approaches - conversations around different approaches to HLP issues (Section 2); and Sectoral capacity - conversations around capacity and skills required in order to carry out HLP activities effectively (Section 3). Each section first presents the question and an outline of the presentation relevant to the topic. The discussion points raised in the breakout groups in response to the question are then summarised. Future directions are then identified from the plenary discussion (Section 4). References to additional sources of information and ongoing initiatives and definitions of key terms are presented in boxes throughout the text.