Blogs

Comment and opinion from Homeless Link and across the sector. If you have a story you'd like to share with us, please get in touch. Views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of Homeless Link.

  • Introducing Be The Change

    in Blogs

    29 Sep 2014 - 10:45am

    Too many organisations and professionals lack the time and resources to innovate, grow and put their expertise into practice. Lindsay Henderson introduces a new network across the North East and Cumbria, designed to change that.

  • Latest statutory homelessness figures at a glance

    Rachel Hurcombe in Blogs

    25 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

    Today's figures from DCLG show that while overall numbers are down by 2%, we've seen increases in rates of tenancy loss, the numbers of households in temporary accommodation and the numbers of households moved out of their local authority area.

  • The Lobbying Act came into force today - will you fall foul of it?

    in Blogs

    19 Sep 2014 - 4:03pm

    Charities and campaigners have been discussing and querying the Lobbying Act 2014 for more than a year, trying to get to the bottom of how, if at all, it will affect their work. As the new Act comes into force today, we've published this briefing to...

  • Free mental health and wellbeing workshop tools for your service

    in Blogs

    18 Sep 2014 - 2:17pm

    We've republished this popular toolkit, designed to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people you support.

  • Filling the gap: can you work better with people who offend?

    Amanda Tooth in Blogs

    17 Sep 2014 - 8:15am

    Working with people who have offended can be a minefield – a balance of understanding the inner workings of the criminal justice system with knowledge of how to motivate somebody who is more than happy to stay just as they are. Amanda Tooth asks how...

  • Brace yourself, winter is coming. Is your area ready?

    Lucy Fraser-Macnamara in Blogs

    16 Sep 2014 - 8:15am

    With colder than average temperatures expected this winter, we’re likely to see an increase in demand for Severe Weather Emergency Protocols (SWEP). Lucy Fraser Macnamara reviews our report on last year’s winter provision and highlights the need to...

  • Preventing a lost generation

    in Blogs

    9 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm

    Our 2014 round of research into youth homelessness runs until 26 September. As your survey responses come in, we reflect on what has changed since our first Young and Homeless report three years ago.

  • One week in Parliament, three big announcements

    in Blogs

    8 Sep 2014 - 10:00am

    With MPs back in Parliament last week, we’ve already seen lot of information coming out of Westminster. Paul Anderson highlights three announcements that are likely to have a substantial impact on the people you support.

  • From hospital to home

    in Blogs

    8 Sep 2014 - 12:53am

    With 36% of homeless patients leaving hospital with nowhere to go, this short guide explains steps NHS staff can to take to stop this from happening.

  • Would a broader focus on support help make the biggest difference for people in 2015?

    in Blogs

    4 Sep 2014 - 4:29pm

    While the help that people receive in homelessness services remains as important as ever, a strong theme from our pre-election consultation is the need for an understanding of support which stretches beyond people’s time in supported accommodation....

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