Magdalena Syrówka

    I am a therapist, psychologist, sexual educator and mediator. I worked as a frontline support worker and than also as the head of the team implementing Housing First in Warsaw (by Fundacja Fundusz Współpracy) – from the very beginning of the project to almost the end (3 years). On one hand I provided support on […]

    Leah Watkins

    Leah has over 30 years of experience in the homelessness and housing sector ranging from frontline outreach to managing services and coordinating interagency collaboration projects. Leah also spent 10 years working as a consultant undertaking evaluations, service model designs and action research. Leah is passionate about Housing First and ending homelessness, and how these concepts […]

    Dieuwertje de Jong

    My name is Dieuwertje de Jong. I am working for the municipality of Groningen. I advice on policy for social care and homelessness. Before this I was a Housing First team manager for 5 years, in a organization were I started my career as a social worker. I first learned about Housing First in 2013 […]

    Raphael Bouloudnine

    Raphael is a psychiatrist with a degree in public health from NOVA university. After 10 years in Un chez soi d’abord (French Housing First), he works in working first and develops training in recovery oriented practice. His year as an assistant visiting professor at Yale University as part of the Program For Recovery and Community […]

    Josep Agustí Feliu

    I’m Josep and I have 10 years of experience working in the social sector as a Social Educator. I started working with people with disabilities, with children in care and since 2016 I’m working with this new paradigm HF in Lleida. I believe in this new paradigm and I also think that it is possible […]

    Amanda Bloxsome

    I am an accomplished leader, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Managers and educated to post graduate level. I am passionate about system change within homelessness and housing systems and have the drive to be able to influence change in these areas of delivery. I have a proven track record in mobilising, […]

    Melanie Schmit

    Melanie Schmit’s entire working life has been about people in need, among which the biggest part has been in the field of homelessness. She studied social work, then completed a bachelor’s degree  in health care management and a study around professional coaching and leadership. Currently she is focusing on education around public affairs. Melanie started […]

    Peter Brepoels

    Peter started to work in youth and young adult care in the nineties, being focused on youth at risk of becoming homeless or young adults being homeless. At the time some of his older colleagues advised him to lower his expectations as to what could be achieved. He continued working, and 10 years later, caught […]

    Rémi Dekoninck

    Rémi has 20 years of experience working in the social sector, with experience in a wide range of social and homeless services, including: Social Worker since 2000 Social Housing 2000 First Line social services 2002-2005 Family Planning 2005-2016 Therapeutical community 2013-2018 Social school teacher 2016-2018 Health services for drug addictions 2018- now Housing First worker […]

    Pilvi Azeem

    Pilvi’s first experience working with people experiencing homelessness was in Scotland year 2005 where she worked as an assertive outreach worker for over two years, learning first-hand about people experiencing homelessness without Housing First support. After returning to Finland, Pilvi went to work with Helsinki Deaconess Institute in one of their newly opened Housing First […]