Groundswell Timeline /2021
In January 2021 we launched a ‘peer network’, led by #HealthNow Peer Coordinator, Emma. This
platform brings togethers Groundswell’s volunteers and volunteers of partner organisations, as well as other experts by experience. The peer network is a platform to gather national insight into the experiences of people who are homeless right now and gives the opportunity for them to be heard by people who can truly listen and respond. For example, during 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) attended one session, consulting on their rough sleeping strategy; and another session was a Q&A with people from Sage, Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS about the COVID-19 vaccination – informing Groundswell’s vaccine resources.