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Events & training

We support staff and volunteers in a range of ways including training, practical workshops, networking and shared learning opportunities.

Events – what’s on

We support the sector with events where members can come together and learn from others’ experience, as well as hosting events designed to educate more people about the issues surrounding homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Homeless Connect marks its 40th Anniversary

Crumlin Road Gaol 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast

On Saturday 10 December 1983, the predecessor body of Homeless Connect came in to being.  According to a Belfast Telegraph article at the time, the NI Council for the Single Homeless was formed to "link voluntary and statutory agencies concerned with single homeless people... to work to avoid duplication of effort, identify gaps in provision […]

Action Ability Belfast Services Fair

2 Royal Avenue Belfast

The Carers support service for our member organisation Action Ability Belfast Carers are hosting a services fair for supporting carers and individuals with disabilities. The event will be a brilliant opportunity to explore the different services and support that are available for supporting carers and individuals with disabilities. There will be Christmas caroling afterwards by […]

Depaul’s Service of Life Event

St Paul & St Barnabus Church of Ireland 210 York St, Belfast

Depaul are hosting their Annual Service of Life during Homelessness Awareness Week. The service is a celebration of life and Depaul's work in the homelessness sector. Tea and Coffee will be served afterwards. When is it? Thursday 7 December starting at 4pm. Where is it? St Paul & St Barnabas Church, 210 York St, Belfast […]

Causeway Local Area Group- Stories by the Stones


During Homelessness Awareness Week, the Causeway Homelessness Local Area Group will launch a short film entitled 'Stories by the Stones'. The video will feature local individuals talking about their own personal experiences of homelessness with local providers discussing the support, which is available in the Causeway area. Where can I watch the video? The video […]

Ards and North Down Local Area Group

During Homelessness Awareness Week, members of the Ards and North Down Homelessness Local Area Group will be volunteering to assist Belfast Central Mission and North Down and Ards Women's Aid with DIY and decorating. When is it? Friday 8th December. Can I come? This event is by invitation only. Who do I contact to find […]

Slate Coffee Morning for Homelessness Awareness Week 2023

33 Castle Street 33 Castle Street, Omagh

During Homelessness Awareness Week, our member organisation Shelter NI's Slate project is running a coffee morning. Staff and service users at the project will be attending to share their experiences and discuss the vital support the service provides in Omagh. The event will seek to bring people together to brainstorm ideas on how people in […]

Turning the Tide- Sharing Conversations

During Homelessness Awareness Week, HarmonI are holding an interactive panel discussion with key stakeholders and those with lived experience of homelessness hosted by Gerry Skelton MBE. Together participants will try find common ground on how to ‘turn the tide’.   When is it? Morning of Friday, 8th December. Where is it? Belfast Can I come? […]

Street Soccer NI and EBM Homelessness Awareness Week Cup 2023

Ormeau Park 281 Ormeau Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

Come along to the annual 6-a-side Homelessness Awareness Week Cup hosted by East Belfast Mission and Street Soccer NI. Where and when is it? The tournament is happening at the Ozone in Ormeau Park starting at 12:30pm. It is free to enter and water and lunch will be provided to those who come along. Can […]

First Housing, Ramona House, Omagh do sleep out

Ramona House 96 Circular Road, Omagh, Tyrone

For Homelessness Awareness Week, staff and residents at First Housing's Ramona House in Omagh will be taking part in a sleepout. The purpose of the sleepout is to raise awareness of the reality that for many people living here it can only be a few short steps from having a home to becoming homeless. When […]

Understanding and Tackling Hoarding Workshop

NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

THIS TRAINING WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED The first NI Frontline Network training workshop for 2024 will be taking place on Thursday 14 March between 10am and 3.30pm at NICVA at 61 Duncairn Gardens in Belfast. The session is focused on Understanding and Tackling Hoarding. Who is running the workshop? Jack Moore, from Respect my […]

Research Launch – “Access to Health Care for Women Experiencing Homelessness in Northern Ireland”

The Duncairn Duncairn Avenue, Belfast

Research Launch The Simon Community are holding a research launch for a new piece of research entitled “Access to Health Care for Women Experiencing Homelessness in Northern Ireland”.  The research was undertaken by Sarah McNeill, a PhD Researcher at Queens University Belfast (QUB), a collaboration between QUB and the Simon Community Northern Ireland. Date:                    […]

Trauma Informed Care Training Workshop

On Friday 17th May, the Northern Ireland Frontline Network is running a half-day training workshop on Zoom focused on Trauma Informed Care. The workshop will run from 9.30am to 1pm. Who is taking the workshop? The session is being taken by Dr Natalie Isaia from the BGPS. Dr Isaia completed a doctorate in clinical psychology, […]

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