Prisoners Abroad 1July 19, 2017 2:21 pmBlogPrisoners Abroad have been shortlisted for the prestigious London Homelessness Awards 2017. Cass, a Resettlement Worker at Prisoners Abroad, tells us about her experiences. I have worked within the community, with children, young people and adults for around ten years now. Having worked with young women in Holloway prison, where I co-developed and facilitated self-development […]Read More
The Anna Freud National Centre for ChildrenJuly 18, 2017 3:06 pmBlogThe Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has been shortlisted in the 2017 London Homelessness Awards sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, Crisis, Shelter, Mayor of London, London Housing Directors and Savill’s. One of the services they provide is a Parent Toddler Group at which a toddler’s development is promoted in all areas […]Read More
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…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 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!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 – 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 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 HEALTHMarch 31, 2016 12:00 pmBlogA briefing note from the London Network of Nurses and Midwives in 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 LHF’s primary aim is to reduce street homelessness amongst single people. We do this by supporting the work of agencies that provide services to single homeless people or to those who are in imminent danger of homelessness...