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Action on Accommodation

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De Montfort University

Main Hall, The Venue@DMU

20 Western Boulevard

Leicester

LE2 7BU

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Finding reliable accommodation while studying at higher education is high on estranged students' list of priorities. Many students who do not have support from a family network find themselves in difficult living situations and may be at risk of homelessness.

Stand Alone's research has shown that 33% of estranged students interviewed had difficulties finding somewhere to live. 15% actually officially registered as homeless before going to university.

This conference will highlight situations of young people / students who are estranged or who are taking steps into independence away from their families and the affects this may have on accommodation, and discuss solutions to helping estranged students find appropriate accommodation throughout their course.

We also know that estranged students living in halls can feel lonely and isolated due to not having family to contact and fall back on . So we want to look at how to communicate with these students compassionately and help them feel more 'at home'.

The conference is aimed at HE staff working in outreach, student services, accommodation as well as at private providers of student housing, housing associations, foyers and charities.

We are currently working on finalising the agenda which will include:

Key speakers: Becca Bland, CEO Stand Alone and Helen Arber, Unite Foundation

Presentations: Sheffield Hallam University on their Estranged Students Transition Fund and working with Accommodation Services to remove the need for a guarantor / deposit.

Student panel of current estranged students. If you have a question about accommodation for the student panel you can include it in your registration. Stand Alone will select a few of your questions for to be discussed on the day.

If you have any queries about the conference please email Susan on s.mueller@standalone.org.uk

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