This week we focus on the theme of ‘evidence and theory’. Evidence and theory are integral to the HSA and the papers in the sessions across the week will explore a number of different settings and context in which evidence has been generated and theory applied. From looking at understandings of home-making practices to building an evidence base to effectively tackle homelessness, these sessions will challenge participants to link about housing in different ways. Presenters will also share their methodological approaches which will provoke new ways of thinking about engaging in the research process with different groups of people.
This week’s plenary session will explore ideas around who is involved in decision-making processes within housing both as a sector and a social movement. We will hear about different approaches to including and valuing resident voices, and practical examples to accompany this. We will also have a specially curated session by the Centre for Homelessness Impact in order to explore the generation and use of evidence in the context of homelessness research.