London PLUS Project
What the PLUS Project can offer you
Good practice events and networking forums - online
Our good practice spotlight events and forums focus on the latest policy, innovation, good practice and research in the homelessness and related sectors. They are open to London-based borough officers, frontline staff and landlords and offer fantastic networking opportunities. Details of upcoming events will be advertised in the monthly PLUS newsletter and on Homeless Link's website.
Health and Wellbeing In Focus 2021-22
The pandemic highlighted the interconnection between health and homelessness and prioritised the health of people sleeping rough in a new way. New and profound partnerships developed between health professionals and homelessness agencies. Moving forwards we need to build on these partnerships and widen our health focus beyond Covid-19.
To ensure that health remains front and centre of our response to homelessness, the PLUS Project will be focusing our work until end March 2022 on Health and Wellbeing. This will include our events and much of our briefings and training offer. Our events series will include topics such as:
Understanding the role of healthcare in the homelessness sector 12th July 1-4pm
Accessing Mental Health support for people experiencing homelessness 16th September 1-4pm
Integrated Care Systems
Barriers to accessing healthcare
Building effective partnerships with the health sector
Delivering innovative and good health approaches for people experiencing homelessness
Health and Wellbeing for Staff and volunteers
If you have any comments, suggestions for events/briefings or examples of good health practice, please get in touch any time.
Health and Wellbeing Cohort Training
As part of our Health and Wellbeing in Focus work, we will be running a series of training sessions for a Cohort of 20 staff or volunteers who are in Team Leader or Managerial Positions. The training will consist of 3 training days followed by 2 reflective practice sessions in smaller groups. You will need to be available for every session to take part.
29th September Stress, Vicarious Trauma and Managing Wellbeing 9:30-4pm
13th October Reflective Practice and Resilience 9:30 - 4pm
17th November Implementing and Managing Change. 9:30 - 4pm
1st December Reflective Practice Groups 1 & 2 either 10-1pm or 2-5pm
8th December Reflective Practice Group 3 2-5pm
5th January Reflective Practice Groups 1 & 2 either 10-1pm or 2-5pm
12th January Reflective Practice Group 3 2-5pm
To read more and apply, please see our attached information sheet. Application information is included at the end of the Information Sheet.
Training - all currently held online due to Covid-19
Our training courses delivered by Shelter cover a wide range of topics including:
making effective homelessness applications
European Nationals' Housing Rights
domestic violence and housing
We attend borough/sub-regional homelessness networks and forums to keep you updated with the latest policy develoment, funding and partnership working opportunities.
The project provides more intensive support to outer London boroughs who have seen homelessness figures recently increase.
Special Initiatives work
From approximately August 2021 until February 2022, the PLUS Project will carry out research into the experiences of People of Colour using London's homelessness services.
Policy briefings and homelessness information updates
We send out a monthly email newsletter with the latest homelessness news, consultations, training and events.
We also provide regular briefings on CHAIN data and statutory homelessness trends to keep you up to date with the state of homelessness in London.
The opportunity to feed into consultations and influence decision makers
There are regular opportunities to feed into Homeless Link consultations. If you need support around responding to a particular policy or consultation please London.Plus@homelesslink.org.uk.
Our work with other London Councils funded projects
The PLUS project is working with other agencies funded by London Councils, including domestic and sexual violence, homelessness and No Recourse to Public Funds. Further details of projects can be found on London Councils website.
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London development lead
Jane is a National Practice Development Project Manager and leads the PLUS project, which supports workforce development across London.
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