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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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The Key Framework

The Key supports youth and community organisations to assist their young people aged 11-25 to think, plan, do and review their very own project ideas, helping them to explore their own passions, develop important life skills (communication, problem solving, making decisions and more) and self-confidence. The Key exists because we believe all young people should have the opportunity to make the most of their own

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Turn2us Benefits Calculator

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. We do this online, by phone and face to face, through partner organisation and our volunteers. Turn2us free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools can help you check what you might be able to claim or apply for. You can use the

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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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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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Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service

Newcastle City Council has recently commissioned an integrated domestic violence and abuse accommodation and abuse service, which will commence on 14 November 2016 and will be delivered by Thirteen Care and Support and their partner Changing Lives.  Please see the newsletter below which gives you some further information about the service, what activity has been undertaken to date and what’s happening next.  

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Places for People: Young Parents Pathway

The Young Parents Pathway works with 16 – 25 year old young parents and offers supported accommodation in South Tyneside. The main aim of the scheme is to assist young parents in developing tenancy skills to allow them to confidently live independently, whilst maintaining a safe and secure environment for their family. All properties are two bedroomed fully furnished flats. There is also an on-site crèche and training

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Youth Homelessness Databank

To tackle and ultimately end youth homelessness, we must improve our understanding of how many young people experience homelessness across the country and what happens to them once they seek help. The Youth Homelessness Databank is a website that brings together information from multiple sources across the sector, to explore the true picture of youth homelessness in the UK. The Youth Homelessness Databank collates, measures and displays youth

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The Hub Line Middlesbrough

The Hub Line is a new and free telephone service (launching late April) will allow Middlesbrough residents to take more control of their welfare, well-being and work affairs by providing a direct line to multiple government departments, agencies, providers and local support services.  The service is easy to use as all destination phone numbers have been pre-assigned to the telephone handsets and no appointments are needed to use

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