Preventing Re-offending and Homelessness Together

Partnerships: despite the attention given to this issue over the past few years, it seems we still don't get it right. Research shows we still have some way to go to ensure effective cross sector working underpins our work to prevent reoffending and homelessness.

With funding from tThis is an image of collaborative working.he Monument Trust, Homeless Link carried out a research project to explore how homelessness and criminal justice agencies work together. We also looked at the challenges and what works when supporting clients. How do staff in the criminal justice sector address an individual's housing needs? How do staff in the homelessness sector help their clients to stop offending? And for the client at the heart of it, are we getting it right?

Over 400 staff from acrosss the sectors shared their views, and 75 clients spoke to us about what had helped them to make positive changes in their lives.

On this page you can find learning from the project:

Summary of Findings: Better Together - preventing reoffending and homelessness Summary of Findings:
Better Together, preventing reoffending and homelessness
Client Summary: Better Together - preventing reoffending and homelessness Client Summary:
Better Together, preventing reoffending and homelessness
Full Report: Better Together - preventing reoffending and homelessness together Full report:
Better Together, preventing reoffending and homelessness
Spotlight on Information Sharing Spotlight on Information Sharing
Interim Findings (February 2011) Interim Findings (February 2011)

resources for professionals

Practical resources and useful links for frontline professionals, and for researchers with an interest in the processes and data that informed the final report, click here.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact us to find out more or share learning about what worked in your area. E mail helen.mathie@homelesslink.org.uk or 020 7840 4481

Photo: Robert Davidson