London PLUS Project

The PLUS Project is a partnership between Shelter and Homeless Link. Funded by London Councils, we support organisations, boroughs and landlords in London working with people who are sleeping rough, homeless, or in housing need. Our work has a stong partnership, cross-sector working and equalities focus. 

What the PLUS Project can offer you

All PLUS Project activities are funded by London Councils, which means there is no cost to you.

Training and Events During Covid-19

Unfortunately face to face training and events are currently on hold due to Covid-19. However we are running a number of online networking and training sessions. We have the following webinar topics running in September for London-based organisations:

  • Aggressive and Difficult Behaviours
  • Statutory Overcrowding
  • Introduction to Universal Credit during Coronavirus
  • Telephone Skills

To express an interest in booking a webinar place, please complete the booking form. Shelter will confirm your place at least a week before the webinar.

The next online networking event is on Co-production during Covid-19 on Monday 21st of September 2020, 1-3pm. Reserve your place.

Good practice events and networking forums - online while face to face events are on hold due to Covid-19

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.

Sign up to the PLUS newsletter here.

Training - online while face to face training is on hold due to Covid-19

Our training courses cover a wide range of topics including:

  • welfare reform
  • homelessness law
  • systems leadership
  • making effective homelessness applications
  • European Nationals' Housing Rights
  • domestic violence and housing
  • aggressive and difficult behaviour

Borough Work

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

Between September 2020 and March 2021, the PLUS Project will be carrying out research into the experience of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds 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.

London Councils

PLUS Invitation to Tender

Call for proposals for the PLUS special initiative scoping study: 'What are the experiences of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in  London's homelessness services?'. Deadline has been extended beyond 18 September - please read the spec and contact Jane Bancroft for further information

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PLUS Homelessness Update Briefing - September 2020

This briefing includes a summary of changes to relevant legislation and policy across London.Published 30th September 2020.

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