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 strong partnership, cross-sector working and equalities focus. 

What's on Next

We are offering FREE TRAINING in February and March on Stress, Vicarious Trauma and Managing Wellbeing. This valuable training supports those working in the homelessness sector to think about their own wellbeing during this prolonged period of challenge. 

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What the PLUS Project can offer you

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

Good practice events and networking forums - online 

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.

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 April 2021 and November 2021, the PLUS Project will carry out research into the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people using and working in London's homelessness services. The Invitation to Tender closes 5pm on Wednesday 10th of March 2021. Find out more here.

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 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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PLUS Project - Special Initiatives Research Opportunity ITT

The PLUS Project are excited to launch an Invitation to Tender for scoping research into the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people using or working in London’s homelessness services. The research will take place between April and November 2021. 

We encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals and/or equalities-led organisations. 

Please see the attched Invitation to Tender for more information. Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 10th March 2021. 

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