Day Centres Project

Day centres can play a crucial role in ending homelessness by tackling rough sleeping, supporting move on, preventing tenancy breakdown, and promoting employment, education and social networks.

Photograph: The Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool

If you run or work for a day centre, you are probably working with people who face the most difficult journey from the street to independent living. Perhaps you have developed flexible, innovative ways of working, including outreach and specialist services, and work with a large proportion of service users with high support needs. You are also likely supporting socially excluded people to sustain their tenancies and break the cycle of repeat homelessness.

This project is designed to help promote and improve your work, to support you to network, and to share good practice approaches. With funding from John Lang Charitable Trust we are:

  • supporting our network of 200 day centres to work more closely together, through regional forums and national events
  • providing guidance and support to day centres to improve practice
  • sharing learning with day centres and other agencies
  • encouraging other agencies to recognise the value of day centres and to work with them to help end homelessness.

Stay in touch

For more information, if you would like support for your day centre, or if you have any other day-centre related enquiries, please get in touch with Lisa Raftery, our Innovation and Good Practice Manager.

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Lisa Raftery

Lisa Raftery

Grants Manager

Lisa is managing the Ending Women’s Homelessness and Housing First grant programmes. Lisa has previously worked on a number of Homeless Link projects, including Reboot, Day Centres Project, Homelessness Transition Fund and PLUS Project.

Telephone: 020 7840 4416
Email: lisa.raftery@homelesslink.org.uk