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Displaying items by tag: England

NSUN is an independent network of individuals and groups who have direct experience of mental health distress and/or using mental health services. NSUN aims to engage and support the wide diversity of mental health service users and survivors across England in order to strengthen their voices.

Published in User-Voices Links

Money Advice Map is an internet search facility for the nearest free and independent face-to-face money and legal advice centres. The search facility includes key information relating to the nature of the agencies' work, opening times and eligible postcodes.

Published in Money Links

St Giles Trust


Provides support and advice in prisons and in the community

Published in Housing Links

Catch 22


Catch 22 works with young people who are involved with the criminal justice system, in or leaving care, homeless, young parents or facing education or employment problems. Over the past year they have supported 34,000 young people, families, and adults sanctioned by the criminal justice system, supporting a further 49,000 young people through national partnership programmes.

Published in Housing Links

Homeless Link


Membership body for organisations supporting homeless people and working to end homelessness across England and Wales. Members are frontline homeless agencies, statutory organisations and individuals interested in homelessness or who work/research within the homelessness sector. Publishes the Survey of Needs and Provision, which outlines the services available for single homeless people and couples without dependent children.

Published in Housing Links

Evaluation of the Family Pathfinders’ Programme, which pilots new ways of multi-agency working to support families with complex problems such as poverty, domestic abuse, poor mental health and substance misuse. The emerging findings of this programme provide practical examples of how local authorities can restructure service provision and develop new new working practices in response to the challenge of improving outcomes for these families.

Published in Relationships Policy

The research explores the views and perspectives of family members of substance users on the relationship between alcohol, drugs and domestic abuse. It highlights the need for support and resources of family members and makes recommendations for policy and practice.

Published in Relationships Policy

Research looking at the Families First project, a multi-agency support service which provides advice, social work intervention and parenting support for adults and families with substance use issues. The project aims at providing intensive short-term support so that children of problem drug users on the verge of being removed from the family are safely able to stay with their parents (or other relatives). The research shows short term successes (at 12-month follow up), although the longer term effect is not known and would require further study.

Published in Relationships Policy

This research shows the widespread disadvantage and unstable lives endured by children and young people serving time in custody. It found that more than a quarter had been in care, 20% had self-harmed, 11% had attempted suicide, and 12% had been bereaved, losing either a parent or sibling. More than half came from deprived backgrounds and a similar proportion had run away from home at some point. It also found that around three-quarters had absent fathers, while a third had experienced their mother's absence.

Published in Relationships Policy

Street Stories


How does someone become homeless? Homeless people tell their stories and interview their peers in this illuminating piece of oral history. Themes that emerge coalesce around ten broad headings: homelessness; childhood; family and relationships; women and homelessness; physical and mental health; money, crime, surviving; work and benefits; attitudes to homeless people; anxieties and aspirations; recovery.

Published in Housing Policy
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