This month our National Advisory Panel, made up of people with lived experience of disadvantage (including homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, offending and domestic violence and abuse) discussed what’s happening to the cost of living, what issues people are facing or likely to face, and what can be done
In this month’s Conversation on Co-production (made up of people with experience of homelessness, people working to end homelessness, those passionate about co-production and all the overlaps!) we explored what we believe homelessness looks like, and how we can we give the general public a view into a world that is invisible.
This month, our Conversation on Co-production focused on how DLUHC could promote co-production, and bring about real change to people's lives? Here are their three priorities...
At this month’s National Advisory Panel, people with lived experience of disadvantage discussed the limitations of current data collection in the homelessness sector, and how people’s voices are critical to improving outcomes.
We explore one of the key aims of the National Advisory Panel - to ‘influence the system to adopt a trauma-informed and holistic approach to working alongside people experiencing homelessness.’ Important insight from those that have walked the walk.
1. Remove the barriers 2. Get creative 3. Encourage and support progression from Volunteers 4. Manage risk effectively and fairly 5. Recognise strengths and values
Ian from our 'Welfare Change Lived Experience Group' has shared his wealth of experience in this informative piece, 'The Role of The Advocate'
With the concept of co-production being a popular topic of discussion, how can we ensure that the inclusion of people with lived experience within Charitable Boards is meaningful and productive, not just tick box and tokenistic?
We urge the Government to reverse its decision to cut Universal Credit Expert Link stands with other charities in their call to reverse the decision to cut Universal Credit and to freeze Local Housing Allowance. Without action, many people, in particular families, could fast become homeless. For most claimants, there is already a shortfall between...
Accessing benefits when you're homeless Jackie from the Welfare Change Lived Experience Group outlines the challenges for people accessing benefits, and what the public need to know to best support others.