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Last updated: 09 April 2024

Who is this document for?

This document is for strategic leaders across the Homelessness Sector. You may work in a local authority, in a health authority, in a voluntary organisation, a housing association or central government.

You will be interested in measuring and improving your local strategic partnership working.

Why is it relevant?

This toolkit allows you to make an assessment of the quality and effectiveness of your local homelessness partnership - whether it is formally constituted or informal. By working through the toolkit partners will be able to understand where things are going well, and where they need more work.

Key takeaways

The Partnership Self-Assessment Framework is based on five Partnership Markers that make for good partnership working:

  • clarity of purpose
  • connectivity
  • co-production
  • collaboration
  • communication.

Good partnership working that involves experts by lived experience will lead to the delivery of better services and in turn, better services will positively impact on people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This is about taking a localised approach: by working effectively in partnership, local areas can better understand local homelessness related challenges which will enable more targeted and effective support that can be offered locally.

Homeless Link's approach to partnership assessment

To find out more about the self assessment toolkit, Homeless Link's approach to partnerships and read some case studies about how it has been used, visit the page below.

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Jeremy White

Head of National Partnerships