Coordinated local responses are essential to ending homelessness. This guidance sets out the six key elements of effective joint working, helping voluntary, community and faith groups to develop strategic relationships with their local authority.
Creating effective partnerships
Ending homelessness requires coordination between many different agencies, including charities and housing associations, community and faith groups, local authorities and other public services, as well as people with lived experience. Yet in many areas joint working remains under-developed, dysfunctional or absent. Too often this results in inefficient ways of working as efforts are duplicated or confused, while the needs of people who are homeless remain unmet.
Homeless Link has developed these practical resources to help organisations across the voluntary, community and faith sectors to take an active role in establishing effective local partnerships. For information about multi-agency groups in your area, contact your Partnership Manager.
We'd like to thank the Local Government Association for jointly producing the guidance on 'Working Strategically with Local Authorities'.
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Tasmin led a range of work by our Innovation & Good Practice and Partnerships teams. She left Homeless Link in September 2020.
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