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Prison release protocol guidance to reduce the risk of homelessness

Prison release protocol guidance to reduce the risk of homelessness The Ministry Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) have published a report offering guidance on how local authorities and criminal justice stakeholders can start to develop prison release protocols. The guidance complements published ‘duty to refer’ guidance for the Homelessness Reduction Act and provides practical suggestions on developing and implementing prison release protocols. To read

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Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report

Social Metrics Commission – Measuring Poverty 2019 Report A new report published published by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) highlights the scale of the challenge facing new Primeminister when it comes to tackling poverty across the UK. The report reveals that 4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty. The SMC’s 2019 report

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Youth Homelessness Scoping Report published

Youth Homelessness Scoping Report published Earlier this month Homeless Link published the Youth Homelessness Scoping Report. Informed by conversations with professionals and organisations working with young people, the report explores why young people become homeless and the impact this experience has on them. To read the report, please click here.  

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National Debate: The role and sufficiency of youth services

National Debate: The role and sufficiency of youth services ‘The role and sufficiency of youth services’ was the focus of a debate tabled for the in the House of Commons this Wednesday. This landmark debate for access to quality youth work and services for young people, follows a year-long, cross-party inquiry led by the National Youth Agency (NYA) to evidence the level of need and

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Inclusive Justice CO-PRODUCING CHANGE – A Practical Guide to Service User Involvement in Community Justice

Inclusive Justice CO-PRODUCING CHANGE – A Practical Guide to Service User Involvement in Community Justice The University of Strathclyde and the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), have published a practical guide to service user involvement in community justice that can contribute to service innovation, and help recovery and support desistance from offending. The two year project and guide, aims to support professionals and

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Pathways – clarifying responses for residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Pathways – clarifying responses for residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness This work is part of Newcastle’s Council’s overall effort to develop a consistent thread from the identification of need, to assessment, to response (pathways), to monitoring, to reviewing and then policy development and resource allocation. Purpose In this project, the term ‘pathways’ refers to how Newcastle Council respond to those residents

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Prosperity and Justice – A Plan For The New Economy

Prosperity and Justice – A Plan For The New Economy The report is structured in two parts. In part I, sets out the overall arguments; in part II, IPPR present their 10-part plan for economic reform. It begins by describing the UK economy today. While it has some impressive strengths, it is not working well for most people. In recent years it has been growing,

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Reform West Minister Think Tank release Regional Homeless Prevention Report

Reform West Minister Think Tank release Regional Homeless Prevention Report – An assessment of local approaches Reform is established as the leading Westminster think tank for public service reform. They are dedicated to achieving better and smarter public services. To read their assesment of local approaches report, please click here.

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LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019 Report

LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019 Report The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. This includes the duties under the HRA, but is actually much wider. This report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government, those who are tasked with actually implementing the policy and

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Center for Homelessness Impact – Ending Homelessness for good Strategy 2019-24

Center for Homelessness Impact – Ending Homelessness for good Strategy 2019-24 “Over the next 5 years we will develop work programmes for each ofSHARE’s five areas, starting with ‘Smart Policy’ and ‘Ecosystem of Services’ and then expanding to the other three. Each programme will include three core activities, which support and inform each other. As a member of the What Works Network we know that

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