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Integrated Services and Housing Consultation, November 2012


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OECD - Integrated Services and Housing Consultation, November 2012

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The OECD Social Policy Ministerial in 2011 identified integrating services as a priority area for development in terms of knowledge building and information sharing, with the long-term aim of improving policies and outcomes for vulnerable populations and service users more generally.

This first expert consultation on Integrated Services and Housing will concentrate on the discussion of people with very high needs. The purpose of the consultation is to provide a forum for experts, working in the area of integrating social services and housing for vulnerable populations across the OECD, to share cross-national experiences.

The consultation will be made up of six sessions, presented over 1 ½ days. Within each session, an open discussion of the prioritisation of housing services in a schema of necessary social services for vulnerable groups is encouraged. Expert participants are invited to freely contribute experience, opinion and evidence to each discussion in regard to conceptual and delivery issues underlying recent policy and research in the area. Also, participants are asked to draw attention to the priorities for future comparative work in the area of Integrated Services and Housing.


 For a full description of the purpose and agenda of the consultation,

summary of the consultation

Rapporteur: Dominic Richardson

Final list of participants and biographies 


To access the working papers prepared for the meeting please see -  work undertaken by the OECD Social Policy Division [paper] and commissioned experts, including Dr. Richard Frank (Harvard Medical School) [paper] and Nicolas Pleace (the University of York) [paper]. 

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Consultation Agenda 

Day 1 - Room CC6

09:00 to 10.30

Session 1: The What, Why’s and How’s of integrating housing and service delivery

Welcoming messages: Monika Queisser (Head of Social Policy Division, OECD)


Freek Spinnewijn (Director, FEANTSA, Europe) [presentation]


Andrew van Doorn (Deputy CEO, HACT, Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust, United Kingdom) [presentation]

Dr. Richard Frank (Harvard Medical School, United States) [presentation] [paper]

10.30 to 11:00


11:00 to 12:30

Session 2: Homelessness and housing services


Chair: Nan Roman (National Alliance to End Homelessness, United States)


Jessica Venegas (Community solutions, United States) 

Juha Kaakinen (Programme Leader for the Finnish Strategy to End Long Term Homelessness, Finland)

Nicholas Pleace (University of York/ Researcher from the European Observatory on Homelessness, United Kingdom)  [paper]

Pascale Estecahandy  (DIHAL / National technical coordinator of the programme "Un chez soi d'abord" Inter-ministerial Delegation on Homelessness and Poor Housing, France)

12:30 to 15:00


14:30 to 15:30

Session 3: Families, integrated services and housing


David Wertheimer (Gates Foundation, United States)


Barry Sandison (Deputy Secretary – Participation, Families & Older Australians, Dept. of Human Services, Australia) [presentation]

Graham Owen (Social Services Director National Welfare Board, Sweden) [presentation]

15:30 to 16:00


16:00 to 17:30

Session 4: Assisting populations with complex health and social needs


Dr. Richard Frank (Harvard Medical School, United States) 


Marianne Cohen (Director of Recovery, Denmark) [presentation]

Tim Kendall (Psychiatrist and head of England’s National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, United Kingdom) [presentation]

17:30 to 20:00


Day 2 - Room CC6

09:00 to 10:30

Session 5: Providing for the elderly


Robyn Stone (Leading Age, United States)


Bryan Lipmann  (CEO, Wintringham, Melbourne, Australia) [presentation]

Professor Dominique Verté (Advisor on Science and Innovation, Office of the Vice-Minister- President of the Flemish Gov. and Flemish Minister for Innovation, Public Investment and Media, Belgium). [presentation]

10:30 to 11:00


11:00 to 12:30

Session 6: Open consultation – where next?


Robert Aldridge (Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Single Homeless, United Kingdom)

Lieve Fransen (Director of the Europe 2020- Social Policies Directorate within DG EMPL, Europe)

John Halloran (Chief Executive of European Social Network, Europe)

Donald Moulds (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, United States)

Monika Queisser (Head of Social Policy Division, OECD)



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Practical information for visitors (English) / (Français)

List of hotels (Anglais) / hôtels (Français) near the OECD and address.

If you wish to find out more about this meeting, please contact

Mr. Dominic Richardson, tel: 33 (0) 1 45 24 94 56, email:


Related links

Observatoire national de l’enfance en danger


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