Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Pioneering model will prevent people from being discharged from hospital onto the streets

Posted 08.10.21
ForHousing: Further reading

A pioneering Salford-based project, which aims to stop homeless people from ending up back on the streets after a hospital stay, brings together several partners in a collaborative approach.

Funded by the Department for Health and Social Care, the 'accommodation-led' project aims to end the worrying trend of people being discharged into unsuitable housing, or ending up sleeping rough, after treatment in hospital and where there is still an ongoing primary health need.

ForHousing has provided eight accessible homes which people who fit the criteria can be fast tracked into with a referral from Salford City Council.

In addition to a roof over their heads, individuals will also be able to access tailored support - including ongoing medical treatment, substance misuse support and care packages if needed.

The scheme also sets out to prevent hospital admissions before they happen by providing 'step up accommodation' to people who are currently sleeping rough, or at risk of doing so.

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Cobalt joins other Liverpool housing associations to make more than 1,000 homes available for rough sleepers in hotels

Posted 04.10.21
Cobalt Housing: Further reading

Together with Liverpool City Council and other housing associations, Cobalt Housing has helped make more than 1,000 properties available for homeless people across Liverpool who have been living in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cobalt has now allocated nearly 100 properties to the scheme.

The initiative showcases how positive change can be brought about by joint working and the project has been shortlisted in the UK Housing Awards.

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Blog Watch: Our pick of recent posts

Updated 10.10.21

In this regular feature, we highlight some of the recent blogs and similar posts that have grabbed our attention.

Click the headings to read more.

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Our case to keep #EveryoneInForGood: Spending Review 2021

Jennie Corbett: Homeless Link

The October 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review provides gives a vital opportunity to ensure that ending rough sleeping, something the Conservatives pledged to deliver by the end of this parliament, doesn't slip from the agenda.

This blog starts by expressing concerns that Michael Gove's speech at the Conservative Party Conference made no mention of 'homelessness'.

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Young, black and homeless: observations from Centrepoints front line

Pooja Singh: Centrepoint

More than half of the young people Centrepoint supports come from a Black, Asian and ethnic minority background.

This blog sheds light on the challenges of being young, Black and homeless, from the perspectives of Centrepoint's frontline staff.

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