Welcome to HLG

HLGBuilding4HLG 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.
 

Latest News

women-s-refuges-now-exempt-from-benefit-capNew regulations have come into force which exempt women's refuges from the benefit cap. It follows a campaign by a number of specialist charities and...
universal-credit-confusion-puts-landlords-off-renting-to-people-on-benefitsConfusion over how rent arrears will be tackled under Universal Credit has prompted almost four in 10 larger landlords to reduce the number of properties...
high-court-overturns-council-s-soup-run-banA London council's attempt to move a soup run out of a town centre has been quashed in the High Court. Waltham Forest Council told Christian Kitchen to...
work-and-pensions-committee-report-highlights-vulnerable-suffering-as-result-of-housing-welfare-reformsReforms to the support provided for housing costs – including the Social Sector Size Criteria (SSSC) (also known as the "Bedroom Tax" and the "Spare Room...
measures-unveiled-to-help-councils-identify-social-housing-fraudNew measures to help councils identify tenants illegally subletting their homes or making fraudulent Right to Buy applications have been announced by...
nhf-east-mids-housing-crisis-reaches-breaking-point-with-low-number-of-homes-builtThe East Midlands was one of the English regions with the lowest number of new homes built during 2012/13, and less than half (49%) of the new homes...
government-listens-on-cost-for-supported-housingHomeless Link update on the law change around exempt Accommodation: Welfare reform has thrown up many challenges but one in particular has cast a...
new-probation-bond-schemes-up-and-runningIn these dark days of spending cuts and disappearing services, Nottinghamshire Probation Trust have been fortunate to obtain two new sources of...
successful-bids-announced-for-10-million-capital-funding-to-support-drug-and-alcohol-recoveryNew government investment of £10 million has been awarded to services that are supporting drug and alcohol recovery across England. The capital funding...
nottinghamshire-welfare-assistant-fund-update-from-nottinghamshire-county-councilDear Colleague, As you are aware, we have been consulting on a number of proposals, as we are currently facing our toughest budget challenge yet. We have...
housing-benefit-court-ruling-provides-boost-for-disabled-peopleLocal authorities should now use a wider interpretation of the term 'adapt the dwelling' when deciding housing benefit allocations for disabled people,...
new-15m-fund-to-support-young-homeless-peopleA new £15m fund to support young homeless people has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Office.It is...
new-report-highlights-sad-chronicle-of-missed-opportunities-for-homeless-womenWomen's homelessness is a "sad chronicle of missed opportunities" to get the right help to women at the right time, according to a new report published by...
dwp-proposal-temporary-easement-of-mandatory-job-seeking-activity-for-newly-homeless-people-your-views-neededAs you may already be aware, HLG is currently involved in some National influencing work with the DWP and Catherine Cook is once again seeking your...
hlg-launch-findings-from-2013-homeless-watch-surveyMental ill health is highlighted as being the most common support need amongst Nottinghamshire's homelessness population according to the...
behind-cold-doors-the-chilling-reality-for-children-in-povertyMore than three million families are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter, a report by the Children's Society has...
new-benefits-calculator-launched-to-help-people-in-financial-needA charity has launched a new, free and easy-to-use online Benefits Calculator in response to the largest shake-up of the UK benefits system.With nine out...
wellness-in-mind-the-nottingham-city-adult-mental-health-and-wellbeing-strategyWellness in mind – The Nottingham City Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed in partnership by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS...

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