Resources for day centres

Practical downloads to help you demonstrate the impact of your service, plan for the future and find ways to improve the support you offer.

Stopping homelessness before it starts (again)

A homeless couple on the streets

A report on homelessness prevention and day centres.


Making the difference to end rough sleeping - a handbook for day centres

This handbook highlights ways that many day centres are making the most of their unique position in local efforts to end rough sleeping.


Day centres - collecting, understanding and using data

Planning and fundraising for day centres

A more business focused approach to fundraising can help you stand out when applying for grants and commissions.


Managing volunteers in homelessness services

two people sat round a table

How could you improve the way you recruit and manage volunteers? Guidance to ensure that volunteering offers the best possible experience for volunteers, services and the people they support.


Good practice case studies from day centres

Good practice approaches to working with migrant clients and with clients who drink.


Downloads: No Second Night Out - the role of day centres

A supplement to our main guidance on adopting the No Second Night Out standard, recognising the distinctive role that day centres play.


Preparing for winter - a guide for day centres

Practical guide to preparing frontline services to manage risk and maximise engagement during cold weather. Includes information on healthcare, engagement, resources and service provision. Last updated 2011.


Making the difference: How day centres are helping to tackle rough sleeping 2014

This guide explains how, by working closely with day centres, councils and other agencies can ensure that no opportunity to help someone sleeping rough is wasted.


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Vicky Album

Vicky Album

Strengths-based practice lead

Vicky is a National Practice Practice Project Manager leading on our strengths-based practice work and co-delivering the London Plus Project.