Youth Homelessness in the North East – Annual Survey 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Act has been lorded as an opportunity to remove obstacles in responding to homelessness; however, there are reservations in relation to local authorities and their local partners ability to respond adequately to a potential increase in demand for support and housing. At the same time welfare reform is continuing to impact on individuals ability to manage financially.  Local Housing Allowance levels, set

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Warning: NPS ‘Super Spice’

There are reports of the NPS ‘Super Spice’ being linked to a number of incidents in Newcastle, including an overdose. We do not know fully what this substance contains nor how it mixes with other substances, like alcohol. Don’t take risks. Don’t use them. Don’t mix. For any information or advice on how to stay safe, speak to your keyworker, treatment provider, the harm reduction service,

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Vacancy – Crisis: Newcastle Trainee Progression Coach

Job title: Trainee Progression Coach                                   Department:  Client Services                                  Team: Crisis Skylight Newcastle                                            Job Holder:    Vacancy Reporting to: Progression Coach Click here for the full job description Aim Support individual member’s progression through group and individual work Offer high quality information, advice and guidance on appropriate services and

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Barnardos: Care leavers accommodation and support framework

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life. This framework draws together expertise from local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and young people across England on how to provide appropriate accommodation for care leavers. The framework has been developed for local authority commissioners, leaving care

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Universal Credit Update – May 2017

Removal of automatic entitlement to housing costs for 18-21 year olds: This welfare reform went live on 1st April. There is understandable concern about its impact on young people at risk of homelessness who need to access and sustain accommodation. The key points to note about the new rules are that it: Will only apply to new claims made in Universal Credit (UC) full digital

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Justlife Annual Report 2016

The Justlife Annual Review summarises and celebrates the work and achievements of Justlife over a 12 month period and looks forward to the next year. Justlife files annual accounts with Companies House and the Charities Commission and can be accessed through theses websites. In 2015-16 review we included annual accounts. Read the report here    

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Shelter: The impact of housing problems on mental health

This new report from Shelter reveals that the mental health of millions of people in England has suffered in the last five years because of housing problems. As a result, many have sought help from their GPs. Key Findings General Practitioners (GPs) spontaneously identified housing issues when discussing factors involved in their patients’ mental health presentations. Where housing was seen as the sole cause of

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General Election 2017: Manifesto round-up

Ahead of the election, Homeless Link have produced a summary of the manifesto commitments of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats in policy areas relevant to the housing and homelessness sector. To read the full round-up, please click here.

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Our new office!

We are pleased to announce that we are almost set up in our new office as an independent charity! We received charity registration on April 3rd and have been busy moving into our new home on the Fifth Floor, Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ. Thank you to all of our regional champions and partners who have supported us during this move!

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Working with Statutory Mental Health Services: A guide for housing and homelessness staff

When you support someone in distress, or with a mental health problem, what can you do? This guidance aims to increase the confidence and knowledge of teams who have concerns about the mental health of people they support. It describes the work of different statutory services and explains how to make referrals, outlining the factors involved in decision-making and support, as well as how to

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