NO SECOND NIGHT OUT NATIONWIDE
Vision to End Rough Sleeping Nationwide:
The Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness brings together eight Government departments to tackle the complex causes of homelessness – not only housing, but just as importantly health, work and training.
The Ministerial Working Group has been working with local government and voluntary sector partners to produce its first report, focused on ending rough sleeping.
This plan sets out six joint commitments that means we will all work together to give local people the tools to tackle rough sleeping and put an end to second nights out on the street. It is the first report from the Ministerial Working Group as we work to tackle homelessness more effectively, across government.
- This publication is only available online – see below to download
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Adopting the No Second Night Out approach
Homeless Link has produced a guide to help you develop a service offer for people new to the streets that meets the No Second Night Out standard. As well as learning from the London No Second Night Out Pilot, it includes a range of practical resources. It is available here: http://homeless.org.uk/effective-action/NSNO To support this Homeless Link have also produced a ‘quick reference guide for outreach teams’ to ensure they link in with any local service offer for people new to the streets. Find it on the link above.
In this report the Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness are focused on thinking about how services can be managed in a way that prevents all households, regardless of whether they are families, couples, or single people, from reaching a crisis point where they are faced with homelessness. This report has a simple aim – to make sure that every contact local agencies make with vulnerable people and families really counts. Click here to download the full report.
StreetLink is a website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. This service offers the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough and is the first step someone can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them. The service is funded by Government and is part of their commitment to end rough sleeping.