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How safe is the Safety Net?March 7, 2016 12:00 pmNewsSpecialist Conference announced for health workers in homelessness
The London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness has announced the third annual conference aimed at health workers in the homelessness sector
Sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the conference will look at groups of homeless people who are in danger of falling through the net: vulnerable women; migrants and people with complex needs.
The London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group said “We all know what a fantastic job staff are doing across London in trying to help people negotiate the system and get back on their feet. But we are all finding that for some groups of people this is becoming increasingly difficult. To be blunt, the safRead More Asylum Support Appeals Project wins Prestigious London Homelessness Award and £30,000October 15, 2015 12:00 pmNewsThe Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) has won the London Homelessness Awards 2015 in memory of Andy Ludlow.
The Tower Hamlets based project works with asylum seekers by protecting their legal rights to food and shelter. The project provides free legal representation to asylum seekers who are destitute.
Simon Dow is the chair of the London Housing Foundation, which sponsors the awards along with Shelter, the Mayor of London and London Councils. He said: “The panel were very impressed with the work of the Asylum Support Appeals Project. They work with a very vulnerable and needy group of people who are destitute and struggling to survive. As well as the practical help they offer, they also provide training and advice to help peRead More London Homelessness Awards Shortlist AnnouncedJuly 30, 2015 12:00 pmNewsThe shortlisted projects for the prestigious London Homelessness Awards 2015 in memory of Andy Ludlow have been announced. The awards recognise innovative and effective work that make a difference for homeless people
The three projects now in contention for the prize fund of £55,000 are (in alphabetical order):
Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP)
Centrepoint Alumni App Mini-Workwise
Providence Row catering Trainee Scheme
A further three schemes were commended
Coram Voice Homeless Outreach Project
Lambeth Law Centre/Southwark Law Centre Provision of Immigration Advice to Street Homeless Migrants
Thamesreach Work Ready Programme
Simon Dow is Chair of the London Housing Foundation. He said “We were very pleased witRead More New LHF funded post grad certificate for senior managersJanuary 26, 2015 12:00 pmNewsLondon South Bank University (LSBU) and the London Housing Foundation (LHF) worked together to develop a new part-time postgraduate certificate for senior managers working in the homelessness and housing sector. LHF granted the School of Business £97,500 to run three cohorts of the course over three years, with the first cohort starting this month.
The course aims to provide senior managers and CEOs in the voluntary housing sector with vital organisational and leadership skills in a third sector context. It was designed in consultation with a board of delegates from a number of leading housing charities and counts towards staff's continuing professional development (CPD).
"LHF's Board was keen to investigate developing a leadership aRead More Austerity and Access: Conference for Nurses and Midwives working with the homelessDecember 11, 2014 12:00 pmNewsThe London Housing Foundation is supporting the London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness and the award winning Groundswell to present a unique conference on Friday 17th April, 2015.
Last year’s conference was a huge success. Over 120 professionals from across the sector listened to presentations from senior figures in the NHS and homelessness organisations and took part in discussions challenging current practice and promoting innovation.
Organiser Samantha Dorney-Smith said: “The theme this year is austerity and access. In a time of increasing financial challenge, how do we ensure that homeless people are not missed? With changes in the rights of migrants, and new ideas on charging for prescriptions, will our clieRead More Andy Ludlow Awards Ceremony 2014October 13, 2014 12:00 pmNewsThe winners of the 2014 Andy Ludlow Awards will be announced at a special ceremony at the House of Commons later this week.
The three projects now in contention for the prize fund of £55,000 are:
Groundswell UK’s ‘Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service’
Praxis Community Project’s ‘Temporary Homes’
Thames Reach’s ‘Peer Landlord London’
More details about each of the projects can be found on the Andy Ludlow Awards websitewww.andyludlowaward.org.uk.
Simon Dow is Chair of the London Housing Foundation. He said “We were very pleased with the increased number of applications we received this year and the quality of entries was incredibly high. There is a huge amount of good work being done in the homelessness secRead More Tower Hamlets’ “Routes to Roots” project shortlisted for Andy Ludlow AwardSeptember 4, 2014 12:00 pmNews'Routes to Roots’, an innovative project that was pioneered and commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council Housing Options Service, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award.
Routes to Roots was launched in 2012 to secure housing for hospital patients who were street homeless and not linked to the borough before their illness.
It addressed one of the key challenges facing many of the capital’s hospitals – the struggle for Hospital Discharge Teams trying to source a rehousing option for their homeless out-of-borough patients.
Routes to Roots works with patients approaching the end of their hospital stay and supports the patient to return to their home borough on discharge. It also assists patients from aRead More Praxis Temporary Homes for Migrants Project Shortlisted for Andy Ludlow AwardAugust 19, 2014 12:00 pmNewsA radical and enterprising scheme working with vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds has been shortlisted for the prestigious Andy Ludlow Awards.
Temporary Homes is a housing programme supporting vulnerable homeless migrant individuals and families with immigration support needs and/or No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) from outside the European Union.
Jean Demars, Project Lead, said: “Insecure immigration status is often seen as a barrier to accessing services, including housing. We see it as another support need that needs to be addressed. Our specialist immigration team carry out intensive case work whilst we provide accommodation in self-catering properties or through our volunteer hosts who open their homes toRead More