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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
Case Study – Serena
Case Study – SerenaMarch 14, 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 SERENA Serena is 24, and has learning disabilities. When we first met her she had 2 children who had been taken into care. Serena had been in foster care herself, but had left her foster care placement at 16 to be with her boyfriend, who then abused her. This led to a Read More
Report on Study Tour of DePaul International Slovakia and Ukranian Projects
Report on Study Tour of DePaul International Slovakia and Ukranian ProjectsFebruary 19, 2016 12:00 pmBlogREPORT TO THE LONDON HOUSING FOUNDATION BOARD ON OUR STUDY TOUR OF DEPAUL INTERNATIONAL SLOVAKIA AND UKRAINIAN PROJECTS TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER TO FRIDAY THE 11TH DECEMBER 2015 INTRODUCTION Ian Brady, Simon Dow, Clare Miller (for the Slovakia trip), Jeremy Swain and John Stebbing representing the LHF, joined Mark McGreevy and Alexia Murphy from DePaul for this return visit to Slovakia and the Ukraine. In Slovakia we were hosted by the wonderful and very tired looking Juraj Barat and his team, in the Ukraine by the irrepressible Vitaliy Novak and his team and we wondered again at how DePaul find and retain these dedicated folk, to work, sometimes in very difficult circumstances…. It’s a miracle! Real progress and hope in Slovakia,Read More
LHF Executive Chairman Awarded CBE
LHF Executive Chairman Awarded CBEJanuary 19, 2016 12:00 pmBlogLondon Housing Foundation is pleased to be able to congratulate our Executive Chairman, Simon Dow, on the award of his CBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Simon, who until autumn last year was Group Chief Executive of the Guinness Partnership, received the award for “services to Housing and Homeless people”.Read More