Archived resources

The publications on this page have been archived because they contain out-dated information and/or practice, pending decisions to update or delete.

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Homeless Link has produced a wide range of guidance over the years, and some of our publications are now out of date. This page collates these documents as an archive for reference.

Note that information may be incorrect or no longer reflect good practice. As a result, we advise readers to seek recent guidance and information from other sources - many of the publications include a Further Reading section that will help you to do this.

Responses to Begging - case studies of local responses

This briefing was developed following requests for examples of local partnership approaches to begging, in particular responses that tackle the common assumption that people who are begging are also homeless, and responses that prioritise support over enforcement. Last updated 2016.


Local influencing toolkit

Last updated 2014


Removing barriers to services - a guide to inclusion

Solutions for providers and commissioners to develop inclusive homelessness services where barriers are removed and exclusions avoided. Last updated 2013.


Assessment and reconnection toolkit

Tools for carrying out rapid comprehensive assessments and developing an effective offer for supported reconnection. Last updated 2014.


Preparing for winter - a guide for day centres

Practical guide to preparing frontline services to manage risk and maximise engagement during cold weather. Includes information on healthcare, engagement, resources and service provision. Last updated 2011.


Resettlement guidance

Overview of the principles and processes of resettlement from or between homelessness services, covering strategy, procedure and support. Last updated 2013.


Introduction to Social Investment

A basic introduction for homelessness charities that want to find out more about social investment and the types of products that are available. Last updated 2016.


Prevention Opportunities Mapping and Planning Toolkit (PrOMPT)

Practical resource to help identify opportunities to prevent rough sleeping locally. Use of the PrOMPT tool is currently on hold, please comtact Homeless Link for futher support.


Your Vote Matters 2015 resource pack

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This resource pack was produced in 2015 to help homelessness and supported housing services deliver democratic engagement activities.


NPS briefing July 2016

This 2016 briefing about new psychoactive substances (NPS, also known as legal highs) covers key information for staff of homelessness services.