Call for contributions: Women, homelessness and matternal issues

25th November 2019

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University and the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) are hosting a symposium. This event is to explore women and homelessness, issues of maternal identity, parenting and reproductive health, with the aim of developing supportive networks.

Where: Quaker Meeting House, Sheffield
When: November 25th 2019

Contributions are invited from people interested in exploring homelessness, motherhood and reproductive health from theoretical, policy, practice and experiential perspectives.

The symposium will bring academics, policymakers and practitioners together for a day of discussion and debate. The purpose of the symposium is:

  • To share ideas and evidence.
  • To foster collaborations and knowledge exchange between academics, practitioners and policymakers.
  • To develop a friendly and supportive network that can continue to work together to: exchange thoughts; promote research, evidence and good practice; influence policy and practice development; and highlight gaps in knowledge.

The workshop is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places will be limited and selected based on relevance for the symposium.

You can find out more about this symposium here.


Please email your proposed contribution to the symposium by September 25th 2019 to Kesia Reeve at They will get back to you by October 11th 2019.

Enquiries can be made to any of the conference organisers:

Dr Kesia Reeve ( Dr Lindsey McCarthy ( and Dr Emma Bimpson (



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