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Harmful sexual behaviour framework

This framework aims to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). It seeks to provide a coordinated and consistent approach to recognising both the risks and the needs of this vulnerable group. The framework was developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett with input from a large number of national organisations, local authorities

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Walking the Frontline: an exhibition about multiple needs

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM), a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind, has published a video exploring ‘Walking the Frontline’, an exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple need and those who support them. Since the summer, visitors to Birmingham’s Centre for Voluntary Action (home to BVSC) have had a chance to explore the exhibition, which marked the end of the Voices from the Frontline

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In Out of the Cold

The Salvation Army, Middlesbrough welcome you to come along and be part of this FREE festive event, which is aimed at homeless people or those suffering hardship issues. There will be: Hot food Music and entertainment Raffle prizes Advice and information stalls

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Joining the dots: The combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

Agenda was established to draw attention to the needs of the most disadvantaged women and girls in our society: those who face a complex range of adversities in their lives and who are often overlooked in public debate and policy design. This study was commissioned by Agenda, with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, in order to provide statistics on the circumstances of such women

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Homes and Hopes – October 2016

  In February 2016, Youth Homeless North East (YHNE) and Crisis Skylight Newcastle undertook a collaborative research project into the housing experiences, fears and aspirations of young people affected by homelessness, with a particular focus on the role of housing-related benefits in their ability to access and sustain housing. The objectives of the project were to: Understand young people’s experiences of claiming Housing Benefit Explore

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Youth Homelessness in the North East – Survey Report 2016

This report outlines the findings of the fifth year of Youth Homeless North East’s (YHNE) annual survey of youth homelessness. The survey aims to establish the nature, extent and causes of youth homelessness in the North East and identify how the wider social, political and economic context is impacting on the experiences of young people and levels and the nature of service provision over time.

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Better than cure? Testing the case for enhancing prevention of single homelessness in England

This research was carried out by the University of York and University of Pennsylvania and examines the financial implications of extending homelessness prevention services in England. It draws on in-depth interviews with 86 people who had been homeless for at least 90 days to unpick the reduction in public spending that would occur if their homelessness had been prevented. Read the full report here

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Greggs Foundation Hardship Fund

The Greggs Foundation Hardship Fund supports families in the North East of England who are in extreme financial hardship. The Hardship Fund was established in 1993 and since then it has given over £3 million to families in poverty in the North East of England. The Hardship Fund operates in the four counties of North-East England, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Teesside. Applications must

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Migrant Destitution Toolkit – November 2016

This Toolkit is designed to promote collaboration between homelessness and migrant support services so as to meet the range of needs that destitute migrants face including housing, subsistence, legal advice and wider support. It covers: Understanding the needs of destitute migrants Developing a shared understanding of no recourse to public funds Supporting staff to make informed decisions Joint working in your local area Delivering cross

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I Am Whole: Investigating the stigma faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties

YMCA have published a new report on young people’s experience of stigma related to mental health. Of the young people surveyed, 75% said they believed people suffering with a mental health issue are stigmatised, and 81% said it primarily needs to be combated in schools. Read the full report here    

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