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London Youth Gateway (LYG) 15 Feb 2017

The London Youth Gateway (LYG) project will provide a youth-targeted collaborative pathway to address increasing demand and emerging needs of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in each London borough. The LYG project will be delivered in partnership by New Horizon Youth Centre (lead), Depaul UK (Nightstop and Alone in London services), Shelter, and Stonewall Housing and its LGBT Jigsaw partners Galop and Albert Kennedy Trust. The joint work will provide: o direct access to emergency accommodation o affordable accommodation options, delivered in innovative new partnership models, and PRS access o family mediation and reconnection support o youth-focused advice and advocacy services around housing need, eviction, welfare benefits and debts via one-to-one, telephone and online provision o youth homelessness prevention sessions in schools and colleges o outreach into Young Offender Institutes (YOIs), prisons and on the street to ensure young people are linked up early with necessary support o satellite services and a telephone advice line to reach young people across London o independent living skills and financial literacy workshops o counselling, communication and interpersonal skills support o 7-days per week employment, education and training programme delivered in-house and in partnership, and in-depth accredited training programme

Amount: £4,033,352
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: New Horizon Youth Centre

Engage London - Supporting the Children and Young People's Voluntary and Community Sector 20 Feb 2013

The project aims to: 1. Develop organisational capacity and workforce skills:for CYP&F organisations 2. Extend representation, voice and influencing: 3. Strengthen key groups with a focus on addressing equalities, through capacity-building, mutual support and challenge, cross-sector regional and local links; improving and creating accessible channels for evidence-based practice. The programme aims to build capacity with local CVSs and other infrastructure groups/networks; to focus on supporting equalities groups to build sustainable services and meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups. This will be achieved through a partnership between Children England, Partnership for Young London (PYL) and the Race Equality Foundation (REF).

Amount: £851,796
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Children England

London Councils Homelessness Pan-London Umbrella Support (PLUS) Project 20 Feb 2013

Outcome 1 - Frontline organisations better able to deliver high quality housing provision support to the protected equalities groups and better able to deliver well informed specialist services, advice and specialist housing and social welfare advocacy and representation for and to the following: - Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee and migrant groups. - Women - Young and older people - Lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual groups. - Deaf and disabled groups. Outcome 2 - Frontline organisations better able to raise issues of housing discrimination and trends in housing provision for the above equalities groups strategically together and with boroughs through sharing good practice, knowledge and expertise. This included frontline organisations facilitated to contribute to information and data sharing on homelessness. Outcome 3 - Frontline organisations that support the protected equalities groups identified within this specification better able to secure funding and resources and to develop the capacity of their organisation. Outcome 4 - Frontline homelessness organisations better equipped to respond to the diversity of equalities needs

Amount: £598,140
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Homeless Link

Ascent- Advice and Counselling 20 Feb 2013

The project will work to meet the evidenced and varied needs of women and girls in London affected by sexual and domestic violence bringing a new and dynamic approach to early and crisis intervention. Ascent brings together partners who have established active partnerships with a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations across London. Porvides immediate advice, drop in, outreach, casework and groups to all women including; legal expertise, and financial support for women with NRPF and a dedicated and accredited individual and group work counselling service. Specialist organisations and partners will meet language, cultural, young women's and other needs. The project also delivers training and support to other professionals to increase their knowledge. Services are provided from 2 existing London Hubs (Ealing and Islington) providing a first point of phone contact and then from spokes across all London boroughs. Services are equally spread across London. services are accessed via the hubs and/or the spokes. this model increases accessibility for service users while mitigating the risk associated with women's reduced access to service when crossing Borough boundaries

Amount: £5,391,284
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Solace Women's Aid

Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines and coordinated access to refuge provision 20 Feb 2013

This project will provide London-wide domestic and sexual violence helpline support and coordinated access to refuge provision. Through a partnership between the NDVHL, WGN and RASAC the project responded to the needs of all London callers - including men, boys and LGBT callers - experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence by providing: - confidential support and information to inform decision making; - risk assessment and safety planning; - referral to specialist services, including emergency safe accommodation; - a dedicated email referral mechanism to London refuge places for London borough officers; - online support and information. Callers will be supported in relation to all forms of domestic and sexual violence, including sexual exploitation within a gang context. UKROL provided comprehensive data on all London VAWG services, enabling users to instantly identify spaces in, and refer to, refuge accommodation. Drawing on information provided by the helplines and UKROL database, and collected directly from London domestic and sexual violence services, Women's Aid provided London Councils with comprehensive data on: - the nature and availability of service provision in London; - the utilisation of refuge provision; - outcomes of referrals across London (linked to protected equalities characteristics); - gaps in service provision.

Amount: £1,000,152
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Women's Aid Federation of England (Wo...

London Councils pan-London VAWG Consortium Prevention Project 20 Feb 2013

The pan-London Ascent Prevention Project is a strategic partnership of eleven leading violence prevention agencies in London set to deliver across all 32 London boroughs. Led by Tender it presents an innovative and holistic response to gender based violence amongst young people, covering a wide range of sexual and domestic violence themes through specialist workshops. Flexible workshop programmes in schools as well as in pupil referral units, youth centres and other targeted out-of-school settings • Widely distributed resources to accompany creative, interactive, and educational workshops exploring harmful practices, addressing gender stereotypes and deconstructing social acceptance of sexual and domestic violence. • Training sessions for professionals that work with young people accompanied by a training pack

Amount: £799,460
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Tender Education and Arts

Ending Harmful Practices 20 Feb 2013

The partnership provided intense support to 510 women and girls from BMER communities across London affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 'Honour' Based Violence (HBV), Forced Marriages (FM), and other harmful practices within the spectrum of domestic and sexual violence. Activities included: 1) 1:1 advice and information on rights and entitlements: 2) casework and advocacy support including accompanying women to report crimes of violence to the police and housing departments, as well as accompanying women to court and advocating their needs to social services 3) therapeutic support groups and a counselling provision to 60 women 4) raising awareness of the impact of HBV, FM and FGM within communities and other voluntary and statutory agencies (not only BMER communities) through delivering workshops, training and presentations and 5) specific work with young women through the delivery of workshops to support peer mentoring and youth advocacy

Amount: £1,200,000
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Asian Women's Resource Centre

Ascent Advice and Counselling 15 Feb 2017

The project aims to provide support for women affected by DV/SV and prevent its escalation through individually tailored advice, support and therapeutic services to enable women to cope, recover and move to independence. We will provide four key service areas with a holistic delivery model providing initial response to VAWG as well as after care from IDVA services: - Advice, including legal support, through a hub and spoke model and inclusive of targeted support for BME women, those with NRPF and young and sexually exploited women as well as women with problematic substance use. We will provide a specialist focus on housing support with a dedicated housing support officer and access to safe accommodation. - One to one BACP accredited counselling delivered within each borough as well as counselling in over 20 languages provided by BME led by and for organisations. - Group work in all Boroughs and BME partner organisations to aid recovery and increase understanding of abuse. - Training including legal training to professionals and accredited VAWG training to volunteers and therapeutic training to clinicians. We will deliver a range of outcomes including increased safety, access to safe housing, legal support, reduced risk, improved mental/physical health and well-being, increased confidence/self-esteem and increased knowledge for service providers around DV/SV.

Amount: £5,700,952
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Solace Women's Aid

STAR Partnership (Supporting Tenancies, Accommodation and Reconnections) 15 Feb 2017

Shelter is leading the STAR Partnership (Supporting Tenancies, Accommodation and Reconnections), a specialist partnership with Thames Reach, Stonewall Housing and St Mungo's. Through this partnership the following will be provided: - An integrated multiple point of access for all users, enabling rapid response triage and advice. - London-wide targeted engagement and promotion to be relevant and accessible to key priority groups in all 33 boroughs. - Support for users to directly access the PRS and innovative housing solutions. - Assertive and targeted outreach direct to street homeless people especially in hotspots and encampments. - Safe and secure pathways into emergency accommodation. - Intensive support, including skills training, money management and housing advice to enable families and individuals to maintain their tenancy. - Personal resilience and independence planning to secure a long-term, healthy and happy home. - Real opportunities for work.

Amount: £4,013,980
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Shelter The National Campaign For Hom...

London for All 20 Feb 2013

‘London for All’ is a London Councils’ funded project to capacity build London’s voluntary and community sector. The partners are Race on the Agenda, Women’s Resource Centre, HEAR (the network of London equality organisations) and Lasa. The project aims: To address identified gaps developing in borough's VCS support services, while providing economies of scale through specialist pan-London support To help London Councils and VCOs to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 To support organisations to use relevant technologies to facilitate effective delivery The project includes tailored training not provided locally, effective signposting, support for pan-London partnership working, links to other support services around developing consortia and merger, and delivery of specialist ICT and HR support for VCS organisations.

Amount: £1,470,656
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: London Voluntary Service Council

The Power Up project 20 Feb 2013

The 'Power Up' project is a new partnership between two leading Pan London Deaf and disabled people's organisations: Inclusion London (IL) and Transport for All (TfA). The project will deliver an innovative programme of business and capacity building support that will build the effectiveness and sustainability of disability sector organisations in order that they can survive and thrive and continue to meet the needs of disabled Londoners.

Amount: £1,120,000
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Inclusion London (formerly London Dea...

London Connections 20 Feb 2013

The overall aim was to prevent people from London boroughs from becoming street homeless in Westminster by giving newly arrived people access to advice and other services to both reconnect them to their home area and to provide them with support services and alternative housing options where this process is not straightforward. The London Connections project provided assessment, referral, reconnection and advocacy for homeless people from all London boroughs who are arriving on the street or at our centre in Westminster. also engagement and skills training activities together with structured progression to training and employment. The project provided access to healthcare, food and hygiene services. Specialist services for BAMER and LGBT people, women, older people and those with mental health or other disabilities.

Amount: £846,820
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: The Connection at St Martin's

London Youth Gateway (LYG) 20 Feb 2013

This partnership (New Horizon Youth Centre, Alone in London, Depaul UK and Stonewall Housing) is called London Youth Gateway (LYG) offered a collaborative and innovative single pathway approach to young people from every London borough to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people from protected characteristic groups access to the services they need to secure accommodation and sustain tenancies. Examples of delivery: Direct access to emergency accommodation; Quality supported accommodation and move on to young people including specifically BAME and LGBT groups; Specialist interventions working on mental health, gang violence, harassment, domestic abuse, family breakdown, debt and eviction; Advice service: one to one, by telephone and e-mail on housing, benefits, and legal support; Outreach into YOIs working to ensure young offenders are linked into housing, support and Family Mediation Services on release; Workshops in schools, youth centres and clubs with a focus on homeless prevention and dealing with conflict at home; Primary health care, counselling, substance misuse and access to primary health care.

Amount: £2,922,688
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: New Horizon Youth Centre

Connect London 20 Feb 2013

The aim of the project is to reduce homelessness by achieving successful outcomes for people in housing need pan-London support. The project aims to: ~ Prevent homelessness by securing suitable temporary and permanent accommodation ~ Prevent homelessness by supporting and empowering people to sustain their tenancies ~ Support homeless families/people to move into employment ~ Ensure people with protected characteristics have access to advice. Activities include: ~ Tailored self help resources ~ Generalist telephone information and signposting service ~ Specialist housing, welfare benefit and debt advice with casework ~ Practical solutions to access the private rented sector ~ Employment support to achieve financial independence ~ Outreach targeting vulnerable people with protected characteristics ~ Empowering support work to develop confidence and help people link in with local services to sustain tenancies.

Amount: £2,600,000
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Shelter The National Campaign For Hom...

Supporting & Strengthening the Impact of London's Refugee Community Organisations ('Supporting RCOs') 20 Feb 2013

Supporting & Strengthening the Impact of London's Migrant/Refugee Community Organisations ('Supporting MRCOs') is a two-year, second-tier training and capacity-building support project to enable London's frontline refugee/migrant community organisations to deliver services effectively to their client groups and engage with stakeholders (funders, policy-makers, strategic planners, potential partners) in local service delivery, as well as to advise and influence local authorities/statutory bodies/commissioners about best practice in engaging with MRCOs. It identified and shared best practice on how MRCOs and mainstream/statutory services can best engage with each other to facilitate equal access to services, improve understanding of the needs of MRCOs and work towards improving the quality of services they provide to refugees and asylum seekers.

Amount: £249,368
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: The Refugee Council

Al-aman Project: Women's Support Services 20 Feb 2013

The Al-aman project's women's support services is to increase the safety of Arabic speaking women who have been affected by gender based violence (GBV) and are survivors of or at risk of (either them or their children) harmful practices such as forced marriage (FM), Honour Based Violence (HBV) and female genital mutilation (FGM). Aimed to reduce their sense of isolation, increase their well-being and help them to build their self-esteem and make safer, informed decisions about their own and their children's futures. Offered Arabic speaking women-centred services focused on safety planning and emotional, advocacy and practical support through regular phone contact, face-to-face meetings and group work sessions. The main changes that we strive for when working with Arabic speaking women are the increased safety and wellbeing of our service-users, an improved awareness of GBV and harmful practices and their effects and an increased confidence and ability to make positive life changes for themselves. Overall, we aim to reduce and prevent violence against women.

Amount: £82,532
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Domestic Violence Intervention Project

Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines and Data Collection Project 15 Feb 2017

Through the National Domestic Violence Helpline expert Pan-London telephone, email and online support to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and those supporting them; • Comprehensive data on London services facilitating immediate refuge referrals; • Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the nature and usage of refuge and other provision and needs in London. The project will assist London boroughs directly through a dedicated refuge referral mechanism, plus informative data for improving services and better understanding needs, including provision of a 'heat map'. Routes to Support (formerly known as UKROL) is an integral part of this project, and the project will work with London Councils, MOPAC (Mayor's Officer for Policing and Crime) and borough stakeholders to ensure the maximum benefit is achieved from the range of data collected through the improved data analysis tools and resources that the project will implement going forward. The project will be committed to impactful liaison with London boroughs and promoting its services to all those who might benefit

Amount: £1,259,688
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Women's Aid Federation of England (Wo...

PLUS Project 15 Feb 2017

To strengthen the homelessness sector (voluntary, public and private) to work more collaboratively. To bring sectors together to better understand, define and identify their role in preventing homelessness. To support frontline providers and commissioners to be responsive to changing patterns of need, policy, legislation and equalities issues. To build the capacity of frontline providers to improve service delivery and effectiveness and ultimately be more sustainable. With the ultimate aim of achieving improved outcomes for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Activities: o providing specialist advice, support, training and information o supporting and improving working relationships between the VCS, boroughs and landlords through forums o improving collaboration and communication between the homelessness, employment, domestic/sexual violence, substance use, and health sectors through relationship brokerage, bespoke support and peer networks o providing quality policy, law and research information identifying London specific impact and trends through briefings and bulletins o testing new models through special initiatives responding to the London specific context. Outcomes delivered: o Higher quality, more responsive and effective service delivery (measured against a baseline , and using an external evaluation) o More effective cross sector/priority collaboration to deliver more effective services o Improved and focussed response to prevention o Better evidence of successful creative interventions responsive to specific London context.

Amount: £480,956
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Homeless Link

Specialist Refuge Network 15 Feb 2017

London Specialist Refuge Network seeks to continue to provide a unique and innovative Pan-London service through specialist refuge accommodation and targeted support to high-risk women/children affected by domestic and sexual violence (DSV) with complex needs. The Network will provide specialist refuge, targeted support and outreach and second stage accommodation. We will work intensively with women to assess/address needs, improve safety/health/wellbeing enabling women to exit violent/abusive relationships/situations. The services comprise: Programme of group-work/workshops to enhance health/wellbeing/living-skills/resilience Resettlement programme to support independence/longer lasting outcomes Outreach service supporting/enabling women to access alternative refuge accommodation/be supported in independent living Training/awareness raising workshops for professionals to remove barriers/widen access Housing advocacy securing/maintaining referral pathways with housing providers to secure alternative accommodation for women at risk and unable to access refuge 38 specialist 24-hour refuge and second-stage accommodation bedspaces and package of intensive targeted support to enhance safety and remove barriers: 6 (24-hour) bedspaces: Problematic substance use 5 (24-hour) bedspaces: Sexually exploited women (including prostitution and trafficking) 8 (24-hour) bedspaces: Women with mental health/problematic substance use 7 second-stage bed spaces: Trafficked women 6 bed spaces: Middle Eastern and North African women fleeing harmful practices including forced marriage 6 bed spaces: South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women with NRPF experiencing DV/SV and harmful practices Within the existing 38 bedspaces, the project will allocate an additional 3 bedspaces for women with NRPF , particularly for trafficked women and 2 bedspaces for women with mobility related disabilities.

Amount: £3,360,000
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Ashiana Network

Thyme - Counselling and Through the Gate Project 20 Feb 2013

The project will provide 'through the gate' support and counselling services to women in prison and returning to London who have experience of sexual or domestic violence. It is aimed to support women to address on-going, or past, issues resulting from abuse through counselling, group work, and practical support and advice to recognise when they are in dangerous situations. A prime focus was on women finding their voice and power and clear boundaries in what is acceptable and unacceptable to them. Through counselling and group work, women were supported to recognise the emotional and psychological impact of domestic and sexual violence. Practical support enabled women to address a number of different issues relating to their experience of sexual or domestic abuse including, for example, housing, finance and debt. The project also provided specialist training to other domestic violence organisations around the specific intersectional needs of women in the criminal justice system, and how to address these needs through best practice.

Amount: £352,596
Funder: London Councils
Recipient: Women in Prison Ltd