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Alumni Lecture Series: Fay Selvan - 'Homelessness - whose fault is it?'

Date - Thu 12 Apr 2018

Time - 6.30 pm

Duration - 2 hours

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - Chapman Lecture Theatre 1, University of Salford


This year's alumni lecture tackles the issue of homelessness, and is delivered by graduate and CEO of the Big Issue North and Big Life Group

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The University and the Sustainable Housing & Urban StudiesUnit (SHUSU) are delighted to welcome Salford Graduate Fay Selvan, to deliver this year’s annual alumni lecture. Fay is Chief Executive of the Big Life Group and Big Issue North, and Chair of the INSP (International Network of StreetPapers).  

According to recent statistics, the number of people sleeping rough in England has reached a record high after a 73% rise over the last threeyears. It is estimated that over 4,750 people are now sleeping on the streets.

Fay will examine this issue closely, bringing a unique insightin her capacity as CEO of the Big Life Group, and through her vast experiencein tackling homelessness with Big Issue North and INSP a group of social enterprises and charities with a turnover of circa £19m. The Big Life Group is one of the largest social enterprises in the UK. It offers opportunities to people who have the least, helping them get to where they want to be.

Special guest Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, will join Fay for a panel discussion following her lecture.

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