London Councils Homelessness PLUS – Pan-London Umbrella Support for Homelessness Agencies.
LDAN is working with Homeless Link and Shelter to support frontline services that provide services to homeless people. Funded by London Councils and running from April 2013 to March 2015, the project aims to provide support, specialist advice, training, capacity building opportunities and a full-range of other infrastructure support to front-line agencies providing support to equalities groups around homelessness.
Homelessness PLUS consists of:
Homelessness PLUS is aiming to provide support and advice to over 200 agencies, and more personalised support to at least 2 agencies from every London borough.
If you would like to know more about Homelessness PLUS, please contact Paul Anders, DrugScope / LDAN Senior Policy Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
About London Councils:
London Councils is committed to fighting for more resources for London and getting the best possible deal for London’s 33 councils. To read about London Councils’ grants funding and the work of some of the groups we support please visit www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/grants
LDAN has produced a briefing (PDF) to support the work of the forum. Reviewing the major elements of Government of policy and recent trends over the last 12 months, the briefing is designed to support the needs of frontline staff, policy officers and anyone else working in the substance misuse and homelessness sectors.
Homelessness and Substance Misuse Network Events:
Services for women September 2012
LDAN held its Homelessness and Substance Misuse forum on the 26th September at Guildhall. Paul Anders, Senior Policy Officer at Drugscope, provide a brief policy round-up, before Marketa Swaby, Deputy Manager for St Mungo’s Complex Needs Team (North and East) and Rita Martin, a St Mungo’s Complex Needs Worker at the Mare Street Hostel, kicked off with presentations on the meeting’s theme of services for women. Amy Hall, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Three Boroughs Health Inclusion team, presented from a statutory perspective.
Outreach work and the state of play in London June 2012
The June Homelessness Forum included presentations on outreach work in the capital, an overview of the London policy context following the re-election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of the city, and a look at the latest stats on service provision from the CHAIN database. Jack Edgecombe of Thamesreach and Paula Bennett of the No Second Night Out initiative combined to do the joint presentation on outreach services, while Sarah MacFadyen, a policy officer at Crisis, delivered the policy overview and Homeless Link’s research manager Rachel Coffey looked at the CHAIN findings.
Mayor of London presentation (1MB PPT)
SNAP12 presentation (265KB PPT)
NSNO presentation (5MB PPT)
Please click on any of the events below to get more information, presentations etc.
Room to live, Druglink, March/April 2010 (PDF) Article on an innovative supported housing project in Nottinghamshire that provides high quality self contained flats to homeless people with drug or alcohol problems.
Bill Puddicombe (CEO Equinox), Housing Crisis, Druglink, March/April 2011 (PDF)
Housing for recovery – Findings from a survey on access to housing for the recovery partnership, Druglink, September/October 2011 (PDF)