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PACT Bola Blog
PACT Bola BlogMarch 31, 2017 1:24 pmBlogThe London Housing Foundation is proud to support PACT, the Prison Advice and Care Trust. Our grant will be used to help them develop their peer support programme. This is a new initiative that supports people to help their peers, recognising that if you have been through a situation you are uniquely qualified to help […]Read More
RACHEL –  When it goes wrong…
RACHEL – When it goes wrong…March 20, 2017 9:35 amBlogThe London Housing Foundation is helping to sponsor the 4th conference to be run by the London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group. The conference, which will be held on 12th May in London is looking at how integration is needed to make services for supporting homeless people work. When it works well, clients […]Read More
PATRICK – When it goes right
PATRICK – When it goes rightMarch 1, 2017 8:54 amBlogThe London Housing Foundation is helping to sponsor the 4th conference to be run by the London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group. The conference, which will be held on 12th May in London is looking at how integration is needed to make services for supporting homeless people work. When it works well, clients […]Read More
Its always good to win an award!
Its always good to win an award!December 14, 2016 1:54 pmBlog, GeneralMark Fowler is the Director of Gateway & Welfare in the People Department at the London borough of Croydon.  He leads the People’s Gateway Team who recently won second prize, and £15000 in the London Homelessness Awards sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, Crisis, Shelter and the London Housing Directors.  We asked him to tell […]Read More
Case Study – Vincent
Case Study – VincentApril 6, 2016 12:00 pmBlogThe London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness is organising a conference supported by the LHF in May 2016. The theme is 'How Safe is the Safety Net?’. We will be looking at how the current system works with vulnerable women; migrants and those with complex needs. In the run up to the conference, we will be publishing a series of case studies of people we have worked with; people who can often get lost in the net. For more information about the conference click here VINCENT Vincent is 46, and has had problems with alcohol for as long as anyone can remember. He also suffers with mental health problems, hears voices and has tried to commit suicide 7 times. Vincent has never been taken on by a Community Mental HeaRead More
HOMELESSNESS AND HEALTH
HOMELESSNESS AND HEALTHMarch 31, 2016 12:00 pmBlogA briefing note from the London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness Increased homelessness The number of individuals seen rough sleeping by street outreach teams in London has increased 90% between 2010-2011 (3975) and 2014-2015 (7581).1 Note that this represents the number of individuals seen over the year, and not the street count for one night. In 2014 the street count revealed 742 rough sleepers in one night. This accounted for 27% of rough sleepers in the count nationally, and was up 37% on the previous year.2 During the same period hostel bed spaces in London have decreased 27% between 2011 (13,263) and 2014 (9,647).3 It is thought these statistics may be related, although the increase in rough sleeping may also beRead More
The London Homelessness Awards 2016
The London Homelessness Awards 2016March 23, 2016 12:00 pmBlogThe London Homelessness Awards are the country’s leading homelessness awards. They recognise and highlight innovative practice in the homelessness sector in London. Sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, Crisis, Shelter and the London Housing Directors the awards have a prize fund of £55,000, with £30,000 going to the wining project. The awards are open to all projects in London working in the field of homelessness. This is not only the voluntary sector, but housing and social services departments, NHS and related public sector health organisations, registered social landlords, or a partnership of agencies. Last year, the top prize was awarded to the Asylum Support Appeals Project based in Tower Hamlets. The project provides Read More
Case Study – Paul
Case Study – PaulMarch 21, 2016 12:00 pmBlogThe London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness is organising a conference in May 2016. The theme is 'How Safe is the Safety Net?’. We will be looking at how the current system works with vulnerable women; migrants and those with complex needs. In the run up to the conference, we will be publishing a series of case studies of people we have worked with; people who can often get lost in the net. For more information about the conference click here PAUL Paul previously lived and worked legally in the UK for many years, but for the past 14 years he has been a visa overstayer. He has had 1 application and 2 appeals to stay in the UK on Human Rights grounds turned down. Paul does not want to return to his country becauseRead More