Transatlantic dialogues on homelessness

by robinjohnson in Cornwall

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On 12th April 2016 we successfully raised £640 with 7 supporters in 49 days

The PIElink promotes dialogue and research on meeting mental health needs in homelessness; this project is a study trip to the US & Canada.

by robinjohnson in Cornwall

The PIElink exists to create dialogues, promote research and share ideas on meeting mental health needs in homelessness.

We are unfunded, we have no grants or subsidies; but this Crowdfunder project will make possible an extended study trip to the US & Canada, to compare services, approaches and innovations. Any additional funding I can raise will allow me to go to visit more towns and schemes, to learn more, and share creative practice and ideas in the UK.

I'll be sending back reports, and using interactive live streaming software to broadcast on visits as I go, back to the UK, where UK folk can join the discussions, live, and in real time. For more details, as it develops, go to the outline on the website here


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

£1 is just the minimum amount they allow here. But let's face it, some of us have no funds. But that doesn't mean you can't take part. Check online ( for the schedule of visits and broadcasts, log in, and join a discussion. It's free. And in the end, its what matters most.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

For a £10 pledge, you get a conversation, whether by phone or face to face (if I'm in town; and you're buying the coffee...) It can be on any subject, but I reckon it'll most likely be on homelessness, complex needs, trauma-informed work, psychologically informed environments. Or ice cream. Ice cream is good....

£20 or more

£20 Reward

For a £20 pledge, you get to choose the topic for one of our next on-line broadcasting discussions. Whatever subject you think needs airing, choose a title, we'll schedule it in thee newsletter; then invite your friends and colleagues and we'll go on the air, and see who else joins.....

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A £50 pledge gets you a brief team consultation or similar discussion with your whole team or service. On air, and broadcast or narrowcast, as your prefer* this is a chance to share ideas, raise questions, and get you and your colleagues learning together. (*Iif you'd like me there is person, you'll need to cover my travel costs as well....)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A £100 pledge buys an extended team session, perhaps part of a structured training day for your staff. (You can also split this time into two half hour slots, at the beginning and end of a training day, to ask questions at the start, and to talk over progress and conclusions at the end....)

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For a £500 pledge we can have a discussion about what you would find useful. It might be a lecture, or a visit to a project of your choosing (it could also be a visit to your own); or an extended networking or 'twinning' discussion between two services or organisations, with me facilitating. Or something more creative still? Let's talk......

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