Welcome to HLG

SoundingBoardHLG is a registered charity and a membership organisation; members are voluntary sector organisations working in the homeless, housing, health and social care sectors within Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County.

We provide training, consultancy and support services to voluntary sector organisations working with people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Nottingham City and Nottingham County.

We provide a unique role in supporting and coordinating organisations, influencing the services they provide as well as local policy; our overall aim is to help improve choice, opportunity and social justice for the people accessing these services. HLG is financially assisted by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
 

Latest News

health-and-wellbeing-board-stakeholder-network-22nd-september-2015-1pm-4pm'We're in it together – how the voluntary sector & the Health & Wellbeing Board can work together to improve health & wellbeing in...
substance-misuse-public-health-forum-wednesday-12th-augustAs part of the development of a new substance misuse treatment system and the new substance misuse strategic framework for Nottingham, the Crime &...
bbc-summary-of-benefit-changes-since-budget-2015Benefit changes: Who will be affected?Hundreds of thousands of UK families will be affected by cuts of £12bn in the UK's welfare budget announced by the...
tackling-homelessness-early-could-save-public-services-up-to-18-000-for-every-person-helped-according-to-research-by-crisisThe Financial Costs of Single Homelessness in the UK makes the economic case for helping homeless people at an early stage. It warns that unless people...
47-days-and-47-years-charity-urges-more-action-on-homeless-healthAs the government marks 47 days in office, St Mungo's Broadway has launched its 'Homeless Health 47' petition to highlight that the average age of...
three-times-more-homeless-young-people-rely-on-services-than-government-records-show More than three times as many homeless young people a year are estimated to be relying on charities and councils for a roof over their heads across the...
turning-commitment-into-action-campaign-to-end-loneliness-launch-new-guidance-for-local-authorities-and-commissionersThis guidance has been developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness. It is a resource which provides adult social care, clinical commissioning groups and...
pm-announces-new-taskforce-to-transform-child-protectionChild Protection Taskforce announced to help protect the most vulnerable children in our society and give them the opportunity to succeed. Prime Minister...
streetwise-opera-workshops-in-nottinghamIf you work with homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham why not go along and visit one of the Streetwise Opera Workshops in Nottingham as they may...
nottingham-city-substance-misuse-treatment-system-consultationsConsultation - Stage one Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership are looking to redesign and recommission the local substance...
in-brief-local-news-for-nottingham-city-and-nottinghamshire-june-2015HLGs round up of local news from Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire from June 2015 View In Brief: Round up of local news here
teenage-pregnancy-and-sexual-health-training-needs-assessmentNottinghamshire County Council is currently in the process of refreshing its Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health training offer. In order to ensure that...
celebrate-refugee-week-in-nottingham-15-21-june-2015Refugee Week in Nottingham is an act of welcome, a gesture of solidarity, and a shared celebration. It exists both to raise awareness of the reasons why...
work-programme-providers-put-esa-claimants-lives-at-risk-by-not-doing-costly-pre-sanction-home-visitsWork programme providers have been putting lives at risk by failing to carry out costly home visits before referring vulnerable employment and support...
half-a-million-children-living-in-unsafe-private-rented-homes£1.3bin of housing benefit spent on dangerous homes Rogue landlords are raking in £5.6billion a year for unsafe homes that fail to meet legal standards...
homeless-link-summary-and-guidance-regarding-the-recent-supreme-court-ruling-on-vulnerabilityThis is a very interesting article from Paul Anderson at Homeless Link regarding the recent supreme court ruling on vulnerability.  A Game Changer from...
plan-scrapped-to-fine-oxford-homeless-who-fail-to-use-accommodationPlans to fine rough sleepers in Oxford have been scrapped after the city council decided to amend a proposal to tackle anti social behaviour.  Homeless...
internet-giant-to-offer-cheap-broadband-to-social-tenantsAn internet giant has agreed to offer cut price broadband specifically to social housing tenants in advance of the full roll out of universal...
changes-at-emmanuel-house-update-june-2015From 1st June we have a made a few changes at Emmanuel House. Please see our new opening times below and make your colleagues aware of them.  On...
temporary-accommodation-fears-after-homelessness-rulingPressure on temporary accomodation is likely to surge following a landmark Supreme Court ruling widening help for vulnerable homeless people. On...
supreme-court-ruling-to-widen-homelessness-helpCouncils will have to widen their criteria for deciding who gets housed as a result of a landmark Supreme Court decision this morning. The case, which...
nla-makes-it-easier-for-tenants-to-check-their-landlordsThe National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched (16 April 2015) its initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited; the...
sanction-deaths-should-be-independently-investigatedSuicides which occur following a benefit sanction should be investigated by an independent commission, a parliamentary committee has said.The Work and...
video-young-and-homeless-but-not-a-priorityIf you're 18, single and homeless, how might local authorities treat you? One woman goes undercover to find out. In 2013, 25-year-old Mateasa Grant was...
gp-service-for-homeless-people-asylum-seekers-and-refugees-expands-in-bradfordA GP PRACTICE which caters for homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees across the Bradford district has been transformed into a new health and...
local-project-to-evaluate-young-people-s-experiences-of-mental-health-services-in-nottingham-cityHealthwatch Nottingham are coordinating a new local project to evaluate young people's experiences of the mental health services in Nottingham...
hlg-announcement-services-updateBea Giaquinto, CEO of HLG writes to inform the sector of recent changes to the services offered by HLG: Dear Colleagues, I would like to take this...
nottinghamshire-homeless-watch-report-2014-publishedThe findings from the Nottinghamshire Homeless Watch survey conducted in September 2014 have now been published and are available to view on HLGs...
local-dwp-contacts-list-now-available-for-organisationsHLG has been working in partnership with local DWP officers to try to build a more effective working relationship with them and encourage a better...

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