Working Together toolkit: developing relationships with Jobcentre Plus

The Working Together Toolkit is designed to support homelessness organisations to develop local partnerships and effective joint working with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus.

Findings from our A High Cost to Pay report showed that sanctions disproportionally affect those experiencing homelessness. By working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and local Jobcentre Plus (JCP) the homelessness sector can support clients effectively with their benefits claim, understand the conditionality of the claim and reduce the likelihood of sanctions.

The Working Together series of events, delivered by Homeless Link, in partnership with the DWP, aimed to improve joint working between homelessness organisations and the DWP on a local level. The success of these events demonstrated eagerness from both the homelessness sector and the DWP to work together and support mutual clients. The Working Together Toolkit is designed to help you develop local partnerships and effective joint working with the DWP/JCP.

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Tasmin Maitland

Head of innovation and good practice

Tasmin leads our innovation and good practice team, managing a range of projects including guidance, the Transatlantic Practice Exchange and the Hostels Action Learning series.

Telephone: 020 7840 4451
Email: tasmin.maitland@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @Tasmin_IGP

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