Londoners invited to continue to engage on the Health and Homelessness Hubs implementation

Engagement opportunities about London’s Whole of Community System Response to the health and homelessness crisis continue at the end of August, giving Londoners more opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback on the Hubs Implementation Plan.

Residents can attend at any one of five in-person sessions taking place between August 30 and September 7. Feedback is also being sought through an ongoing and continuous basis on the City’s Get Involved engagement website.

Hubs are facilities designed to include common core functions, such as access to care, health and wellness services, 24/7 safe places, transitional and respite beds, and one phone number to call for referral. The hubs will also support a timely and direct pathway to housing.

Following Council’s endorsement of the Hubs Implementation Plan in July, the new series of in-person engagement sessions will provide information about the proposed services and timelines and help answer questions. Feedback from these sessions will help inform Council decisions, including locations and lead agencies for the first five Hubs.

“We want to hear from residents on this critical and transformative component of the Whole of Community System Response,” says Mayor Josh Morgan. “Solving the health and homelessness crisis will take the entire community, those who are most marginalized, those working in the system, and those trying to provide support, including businesses and community members who are also experiencing the impacts of this crisis. I encourage all Londoners to participate in these engagement sessions and share their feedback.”

In-person engagement dates include:

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
South London Community Centre – 1119 Jalna Blvd

Thursday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Medway Community Centre – 119 Sherwood Forest Square

Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Byron Optimist Community Centre – 1308 Norman Avenue

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
East Lions Community Centre – 1731 Churchill Avenue

Thursday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre – 656 Elizabeth Street

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About the Health & Homelessness Whole of Community System Response

The Health & Homelessness Whole of Community System Response is a transformative system change designed to support the most marginalized Londoners to move into safe places called Hubs, help them get stabilized, wrap around them with supports, connect them to the right housing and help them stay housed. The response calls for a network of Hubs across London, with the goal to immediately create three to five of these 24/7 Hub sites and 100 units of highly supportive housing this year.

The response was developed during the Health & Homelessness Summit process (between November 2022 and January 2023) by more than 200 individuals representing nearly 70 organizations across sectors, including: community health and social services,  business and economic development, land and housing development, institutional healthcare, education, emergency services, City of London staff, and staff from other levels of government.

Last modified:Wednesday, August 16, 2023