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WORKING TOGETHER. WHO IS HOMELESS The people we work with 7/10 are male Over ½ are young people 1 in 4 Offending history 33% have drug problems 28% multiple.

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1 WORKING TOGETHER

2 WHO IS HOMELESS The people we work with 7/10 are male Over ½ are young people 1 in 4 Offending history 33% have drug problems 28% multiple needs 32% have mental health issues Source: Annual Review 2014

3 SERVICE PRESSURES INCREASED DEMAND, FEWER SERVICE Source: Annual Review 2014 Rough Sleeping up 37% over the last 3 years 3% (33) fewer accommodation projects than last year 3% (1,104) fewer bed spaces than last year INCREASED DEMAND FEWER SERVICES

4 EXTERNAL PRESSURES COUNCIL TAX BENEFIT HOMELESSNESS services, support, recovery, resettlement HOMELESSNESS services, support, recovery, resettlement SAR CHANGES TOTAL BENEFI T CAP EXEMPT ACCOMM RULE END OF SOCIAL FUND UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLL OUT LOCALISM CUTS TO LA BUDGETS AUSTERITY RECESSION DLA to PIP

5 SANCTIONS EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESS PEOPLE Homeless Link’s A High Cost to Pay indicates that individuals who have experienced homelessness are being disproportionately affected by benefit sanctions In the 3 months to July 2013: One third of homeless people claiming JSA were sanctioned; 1 in 5 claiming ESA were sanctioned. Of the services surveyed 98% reported homeless people falling into rent arrears 86% reported homeless people getting into debt Impacts Sanctions leading to accommodation problems such as rent arrears or service charge arrears and eviction Clients’ existing problems are getting worse as a result of sanctions, with only a minority being motivated by sanctions to find employment

6 WORK PROGRAMME EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESS PEOPLE Source: The Programme’s Not Working; Experiences of Homeless People on the Work Programme A High Cost to Pay: The Impact of Benefit Sanctions on Homeless People KEY FINDINGS People aren’t identified as homeless The barriers into employment faced by people experiencing homelessness are not identified and understood The most vulnerable do not receive the support they need Sanctions disproportionately affect those experiencing homeless. The Programme’s Not Working report from Crisis, St Mungo’s and Homeless Link draws upon surveys and interviews conducted by the three homelessness charities.

7 WE HAVE CHANGED Emmaus Help people to realise their potential Access to good affordable accommodation Personalised support Adequate income Our VISION – An end to Homelessness “GIVE SOMEONE A BED AND A REASON TO GET OUT OF IT” The changes we’ve made Places of Change and Hostel Improvement Housing First No Second Night Out Making every Adult Matter

8 WORKING TOGETHER Develop partnerships with local services, know what they do and the support they offer Support planning in homelessness services aims to move clients forward and recognises the client’s distance travelled Identify and assess the needs of those experiencing homelessness Employment is the homelessness sector’s priority too

9 DISCUSSION ONE What does a successful partnership look like? Where have you seen partnership working work well? What do you need to make a partnership successful? 1 2 3

10 DISCUSSION TWO What are you going to do next to develop partnerships locally?

11 FEEDBACK Give an example of good practice What will you do next to develop partnerships locally? Give one piece of information you will take away from today


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