Solving Homelessness Together in London
Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) Training
When: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: BMO Centre, London Optimist Sports Centre, 295 Rectory Street, London N5Z 2A7
The City of London’s Homeless Prevention Team invites you to attend a day of inspiring training by Iain DeJong, CEO and President of OrgCode Consulting on the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT). SPDAT is currently used in over 100 communities across Canada, the United States and Australia.
By attending the training you will join other service providers to learn together and be certified on how to use the SPDAT to support individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness in working towards their housing stability.
What is the SPDAT? The Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) is an acuity assessment tool for homeless serving organizations and staff working with individuals/families experiencing homelessness to prioritize service. It is an objective approach to assessing needs for housing stability based upon evidence. The SPDAT tools are designed to help guide case management, improve housing stability outcomes and track changes over time, and are applied at the initial assessments and at ongoing intervals.
Why attend? SPDAT is a standardized assessment tool increasingly being used by homeless serving organizations in London. Using SPDAT helps us work together with a common assessment and guides our understanding of the needs, referrals and priority of individuals and families. When you have completed the training, you can start using the SPDAT immediately.
Who’s Invited: London’s homeless serving organizations, including their Executive Directors, Managers and Front-line Staff.
Facilitator: Iain DeJong, CEO and President, OrgCode Consulting
Web Site: http://www.orgcode.com/
Please RSVP by answering the registration questions below and emailing to Homeless Prevention at email@example.com by Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
Have you taken the full SPDAT training? Yes or No
Light Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.
This session is being hosted by the City of London Homeless Prevention Team.
London’s Homeless Prevention System is a coordinated and integrated individual and family-centred Housing First approach that is outcome focused and designed to address, reduce and prevent homelessness in London.