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

Upcoming Training from Shelter - no charge to attend. Please note we can only allocate one space to each organisation. Request a place

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Housing - 5th May
Housing Law: Update - 10th May
Professional Boundaries Whilst Working Remotely - 27th May

What the PLUS Project can offer you

All PLUS Project activities are funded by London Councils, which means there is no cost to you.
Sign up to the PLUS newsletter here.

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 - all currently held online 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

From approximately June 2021 until March 2022, 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. 

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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Autumn 2020 Rough Sleeping Data Snapshot for London Briefing

This briefing includes a summary of the London rough sleeping counts and estimates carried out in the Autumn of 2020 and CHAIN Statistics from October to December 2020. Published March 2021.

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