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Veterans’ mental health funding: without further intervention services will collapse

Our Director of Operations and Veterans’ Lead, Lee Buss-Blair, welcomes new veterans’ mental health funding – but this funding alone won’t enable us to address the wider problem of veteran homelessness: “The Government’s £2.7m pledge to support military veterans’ mental health is very welcome, however there remains major gaps in funding for veterans experiencing homelessness

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Remembering Karen Lewis

It’s with incredible sadness that we share the news that Karen Lewis, Head of Business Management in Asset Services has passed away after a short but brave battle with cancer. Karen was a much beloved member of our team, always championing the customer experience and never afraid to challenge conventional thinking. She loved both learning

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Housing is rarely mentioned in the conversation about levelling up

Here is how the housing sector should change the story about levelling up ahead of this year’s crucial Spending Review. In particular the strategy should focus on homelessness and rethinking Homes England’s investment strategy, write Carol Matthews and Richard Hill One recent Friday afternoon the two of us walked around one of One Housing’s estates. In the shadow

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Call for spare rooms and properties to let in north London to help people experiencing homelessness

Sandra Thompson

Do you have a spare room or apartment to rent out in Hackney and surrounding areas? Social housing provider Riverside is working in partnership with Hackney Council to find much-needed accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, and are looking for suitable properties and rooms that can be rented out. Under the initiative, private landlords have the

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Kerslake Commission’s interim report: Government must act upon recommendations

The Kerslake Comission’s newly published interim report on homelessness and rough sleeping is a landmark moment in recognising the need for a long-term national strategy, joined up commissioning and a far greater focus on homelessness prevention. Our Executive Director for Care & Support, John Glenton, explains why the Government must now heed and act upon

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International Non-binary People’s Day

Non-binary Pride flag

14 July is International Non-binary People’s Day, which aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary. What does it mean to be non-binary? Non-binary is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity doesn’t sit comfortably with ‘man’ or ‘woman’. Non-binary identities are varied and can include people who identify

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New research to create a roadmap to end veterans’ homelessness in the UK

A new research study has been launched with the aim of creating a roadmap to end homelessness for British military veterans. Pre-coronavirus estimates indicate that between 100 and 400 veterans sleep rough every year and a further 3,000 to 4,000 face homelessness. Veterans often leave the Armed Forces with no adult experience of finding housing. Helping

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Army veteran’s personal battle after hitting rock bottom

Mark Dunn from Hardwick House

“I’ve found who I am, and now I’m me and it’s amazing,” is an army veteran’s reaction after receiving help from a supported housing service as he urges others to do the same. Trauma can come in many forms and manifest over time. For Mark Dunn the death of his grandparents who raised him and

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