Rough sleeping resources
We have a range of resources designed to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to support street outreach, conducting Rough Sleeping snapshots, and guidance on cold weather provision, Severe Weather Provision and heatwaves.
Meeting people where they are: outreach principles to support people sleeping rough
Homeless Link have developed a set of 8 principles for designing and delivering rough sleeping outreach services in England.
Criminal Justice Bill Update
The Criminal Justice Bill includes clauses to replace the vagrancy act. It is currently being discussed in Parliament. Homeless Link is concerned that the Bill proposes measures that could criminalise rough sleeping. Read this blog for more.
Housing First needs greater cross-sector working to fulfil potential
Experts at the national Housing First Conference agreed that the approach should be recognised for what it is - a successful intervention for people experiencing complex disadvantage that goes far beyond simply addressing rough sleeping.