The Coalition on Older Homelessness Project (COHP) was a project based in Homeless Link's policy team. It worked to raise awareness of the specific needs of older homeless people and for improved services for this client group.
The COHP was supported by Help the Aged and hact (Housing Associations Charitable Trust and received funding from Lloyds TSB charitable foundation. We ceased to be funded to do specialist work on older people in March 2010.
The last piece of work carried out by the Older Homeless Project was to produce resources that draw on the work of the project as a resource for agencies that are working with older people and local authorities that are planning to address the needs of this marginalised client group.
The two sets of guidance on our website are:
The Coalition has a website where facts and figures, project descriptions and publications relevant to the older homeless population can be found. This website is no longer being updated but it is a source of some useful publications
If you are interested in the work that the older Homeless project carried out please contact Helen Mathie at Homeless Link. tel 0207 840 4411