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Meet Up No. 2 - December 16

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  • Posted by Justlife
  • On 10 December 2016
At this months meet up we spent time thinking about this key question:“What can we (frontline workers, local authority or voluntary sector) do to prevent homelessness and increase ‘move on’ options?” Here are some of the thoughts that we came up with:
  • Find new ways of engaging clients/homeless people in conversations around aspiration, work and learning
  • Proactive, timely sharing of information
  • Interagency trust
  • Pick up the phone!
  • More funding for keeping families together
  • Be friendly (not too many rules)
  • Ask what clients really want
  • Flexible funding
  • Training for schools, GPs etc (interlinking)
  • Maximising the use of existing housing stock
  • Engaging with landlords
  • Cross-organisational training on mental health, Psychologically Informed Environments, benefits etc
  • Lower caseloads
  • Holistic approach
  • Build community
  • Joint working
  • Psychologically informed approach
  • Trauma informed approach
  • Rent caps
  • Don’t make people intentionally homeless from rehab
  • Regulate temporary accommodation
  • More personality disorder services
  • Service mapping for both services/agencies and landlords
  • Shared learning and best practice
  • Better family mental health support
  • Focus less on risk, fear, problems and more on passions, interests, strengths and goals
Other News:The St Martins Network are able to provide funding for groups working together to try and tackle issues we face. More info will follow at the next meeting and a discussion around potential ideas.To keep up-to-date with Frontline Network events, sign up to our mailing list.