East London Single Homelessness Project wins 3rd place in Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards
The East London Single Homelessness Project was one of six projects shortlisted for the prestigious Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards 2013. The Andy Ludlow Awards recognises projects that are innovative in their approach to tackling the disadvantage caused by homelessness, improving services to homeless people and can be replicated in other areas of London.
The eight East London boroughs Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest along with ESHP partners Broadway, Centre Point, Olallo, St Mungos, Stonewall and Thames Reach have assisted 325 people from the sub region to move into the private rented sector with an offer of tenancy sustainment support. ESHP assists people to find accommodation, resettle and rebuild their lives following a period of homelessness.
Tenancy sustainment support helps people to address the issues that lead to their homelessness and avoid repeated homelessness. Clients such as Hudai picture here who, following assistance through ESHP has now started his own business in Hackney.
Landlord Welfare Reform briefing
on 5 Feb 2013, ELHP hosted a Welfare Reform briefing from East London landlords – thanks to all partners who assisted with promoting the event and those who took part. Chaired by Jonathan Geall from LB Havering, we heard presentations from LB Hackney, LB Tower Hamlets, DWP and JobCentre Plus. Over 50 landlords attended. For more information, contact Margaret Williams.
Last updated 22 February 2013.
Setting the Standard training
Training has taken place in the sub region for Setting the Standard, a web based system for recording and sharing data on the standard of B&B accommodation in London. For further information contact Margaret Williams.
East London Winter Shelters Seminar
ELHP hosted a seminar on the provision of winter shelters for rough sleepers from the East London sub region on 29th November 2013. The event brought together local authorities, faith and community groups and service providers from East London to discuss best practice and partnership working in the delivery of shelters over the winter period. Attendees heard presentations from Homeless Link, Housing Justice, St Mungo's, London Street Rescue, East London Housing Partnership and the London Borough of Redbridge. Feedback following the event was good and the sub region aims to repeat the seminar in 2014. For further information contact Margaret Williams.