Case studies

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From creating working HR systems to sending young people to Philadelphia. The common thread among all the people we work with is a desire to make a difference.

LHF and St Basils – a new way of working with homeless people
LHF and St Basils – a new way of working with homeless peopleNovember 27, 2015 12:18 pmA grant award of £15,000 from the LHF is supporting St Basils in Birmingham in a radical new approach to helping young people who are homeless. St Basils, Birmingham £15,000 Period: Nov 2011 - Nov 2013 In June 2011, St Basils who work with homeless young people aged 16-25, embarked on a 3 year pilot training project in partnership with DCLG, Southampton University and the local Mental Health Trust. This project aims to train staff in core therapies to ensure young people accessing all St Basils services develop the emotional and psychological resilience needed to overcome the multiple challenges of being young and homeless. Research by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2010 into complex trauma and homelRead More
LHF Working with SLYMCA
LHF Working with SLYMCANovember 27, 2015 12:16 pmA grant award of over £54,000 from the LHF has allowed the South London YMCA to help homeless people get back to work. South London YMCA £54,000 January 2012 The partnership is a consortium of eleven homelessness organisations in London who came together to promote the concept of customer employment within their own organisations and across the voluntary sector, by sharing job opportunities with the other members. The partners developed the scheme to promote the principles of the highly successful Thames Reach GROW (Giving Real Opportunities for Work) Programme in their own agencies. To the end of January 2012, some 196 paid and voluntary jobs had been offered through the partnership, with 85 customers making successful applicatiRead More
LHF Working with PACT
LHF Working with PACTNovember 27, 2015 12:15 pmThe LHF is working with the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) to help keep families together when one member is in prison. This helps to reduce the risk of homelessness for both the offender and their family. Grant money from the LHF was used to help fund the intensive family support programme run by PACT. Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) £360,000 Period: 2011 - 2015 Andy Keen-Downs of PACT said “All the evidence shows that if we can help keep families together and supporting each other, then the risk of reoffending is massively reduced. Our staff, partly paid for by the grant for the LHF, help people stay in touch when someone is serving a prison sentence.” The PACT team work with families and prisoners, helping make and Read More
London managers sent to USA
London managers sent to USANovember 27, 2015 12:15 pmThe LHF funded a trip to the USA for London staff to understand how homelessness is managed in the States. Arlington House/Pact/One Housing Group £20,000 Period: July 2012 Understanding how other societies tackle homelessness is a really useful way of challenging the sector in London, and bringing in new ideas. The LHF funded a trip to the East Coast for four managers in London Homelessness agencies. They were tasked with learning what was going on and reporting back to the LHF with their ideas and proposals. Octavia Williams, Business Development Manager, Arlington, One Housing Group, Joanna Rigby-Jones, Business Development Project Manager, One Support, One Housing Group, Angus Mulready-Jones, Director of Integrated Family SupRead More
LHF funds Brent Volunteers
LHF funds Brent VolunteersNovember 27, 2015 12:14 pmThe LHF worked with volunteers in Brent to set up new services that clients said they needed. LIFT (homeless charity) £15,000 and consultancy support Period: May 2009 - 2011 Further details LIFT, with the help of LHF funding and consultancy support, has transformed itself from a Brent-based, council-funded agency to one covering a wider area with more diverse funding, now able to innovate and market its expanding range of services. The LHF funding has enabled us to complete the structural changes we’ve been planning for years. This will bring a whole new lease of life to the organisation. Following this transition B-3/BSAFE, part of LIFT, won the 2012 Andy Ludlow award for Best Use of Volunteers for work with volunteers in BRead More