Homeless Link is a national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. They work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance
Homeless Link is delighted to be one of the 21 members of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance programme.
Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and led by the DHSC, Public Health England and NHS England – together known as the ‘system partners’, the Health and Wellbeing Alliance (HW Alliance) was established to:
- Facilitate integrated working between the voluntary and statutory sectors;
- Support a two-way flow of information between communities, the VCSE sector and policy leads;
- Amplify the voice of the VCSE sector and people with lived experience to inform national policy;
- Facilitate co-produced solutions to promote equality and reduce health inequalities.
Mental health and wellbeing toolkit:
Resources and guidance to help you support people with their mental health and wellbeing.
Mental health is an enduring support need for many people who experience homelessness. The relationship between homelessness and mental health can be complex, where one can be both the cause and result of the other.
These resources were developed in 2011-2012 as part of our Homelessness, Mental Health & Wellbeing Project.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Guide:
A guide to providing successful support to people with mental health and wellbeing needs. Covers mental health policy and commissioning, understanding the relationship between homelessness, mental health and wellbeing, tools to develop the right support pathways, developing internal responses, and working with external partners.