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

interesting-article-in-the-guardian-how-a-charity-is-linking-with-gps-to-help-those-at-risk-of-losing-homesA Kent charity is helping people with mental health problems by liaising with their GPs and navigating the benefits system Former teacher Fiona Hood, 45,...
nottinghamshire-county-council-procurement-of-domestic-abuse-servicesThe County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner will be procuring domestic abuse services in 2015. They are seeking your views through a survey...
open-consultation-universal-credit-data-sharing-between-dwp-and-local-support-providersThis consultation asks for views on the draft regulations which amend the Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.)...
points-of-light-december-2014-winnersThe Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals - people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.Vince Knight (Essex)...
watch-and-listen-to-the-12-days-of-christmas-big-issue-styleThe 12 Days of Christmas has been reworked by the Big Issue Foundation and Big Issue vendors themselves in an entertaining and light-hearted film –...
emmanuel-house-activities-and-opening-times-over-christmasEmmanuel House are running a christmas programme this year and you can access the different activities that will be taking place at the day centre...
government-pilots-benefit-sanctions-scheme-for-homelessThe government is piloting a scheme aimed at preventing vulnerable homeless people being hit by benefit sanctions, Inside Housing have revealed. For the...
consultation-promoting-the-health-and-welfare-of-looked-after-children  The purpose of this consultation is to seek views about draft joint statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department...
council-allocation-policies-challenged-by-court-rulingCourt of Appeal ruling could have implications for English Councils Councils across the country may be forced to tear up allocation policies denying...
mental-health-taskforce-announcedThe Deputy Prime Minister announced at the end of November (24th) that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce.  The new...
ministers-set-to-argue-against-homelessness-charities-in-the-supreme-court-over-vulnerability-test-criteria-used-by-councils-to-prioritise-people-for-homesOn Tuesday (25th Nov) the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) confirmed it had applied to intervene in a case that has gone to the...
did-you-miss-the-recent-health-wellbeing-board-stakeholder-network-event-on-homelessness-get-up-to-date-with-these-summary-notes-hereApproximately 60 people attended the event, which was hosted by Dr Chris Kenny, Director of Public Health, on behalf of Cllr. Joyce Bosnjak, Chair of the...
work-pensions-committee-inquiry-benefit-sanctions-policy-beyond-the-oakley-review-2  The Work and Pensions Committee has decided to conduct an inquiry into benefit sanctions   policy. This inquiry will consider aspects of...
new-animation-on-poverty-in-the-uk-from-the-joseph-rowntree-foundationWatch this new animation from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation presenting new research by Ipsos MORI conducted on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation...
new-advocacy-service-for-girls-aged-13-17-experiencing-domestic-abuseThe Nottingham charity Women's Aid Integrated Services (WAIS) have launched a brand new advocacy service, which will provide one-to-one support to girls...
nottinghamshire-response-to-the-child-sexual-exploitation-report-in-rotherhamYou will have seen the news interest resulting from the publication of the independent inquiry concerning Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and will...
healthwatch-nottingham-launches-new-service-feedback-mechanismHealthwatch Nottingham has recently launched a new website, which now has a feature that enables people to leave feedback about...
new-report-says-only-36-of-councils-make-reference-to-homeless-people-within-their-local-health-plansThe report, Homeless Health Matters, published today, says that only 36% of councils make reference to homeless people within their local health...
client-management-systems-free-consultationsIn May this year HLG ran an article in Homing In, which looked at the benefits of a customer relationship management system which can record all...
nottingham-winter-shelter-opens-on-10th-november-2014The Nottingham Winter Shelter is a night shelter, set in a church hall. If you need somewhere to stay then you are welcome to come to Emmanuel House and...
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...
public-health-expert-extremely-harsh-benefit-sanctions-are-causing-rising-hunger'Extremely harsh' welfare sanctions are causing rising hunger and wider use of food banks, a public health body has warned. John Middleton, vice...
prescription-for-success-is-aimed-at-strengthening-housing-associations-offer-to-healthPrescription for Success is a new guide which aims to transform housing associations' offer to health, enabling them to build a robust business case to...
new-system-will-keep-landlords-up-to-date-with-payment-methodsThe government is introducing new rules that would allow housing associations to help prevent tenants claiming universal credit from falling into...
home-office-produce-interesting-infographic-about-modern-slavery-statisticsThe Home Office has produced a number interesting and informative infographics, posters and other promotional material covering statistics around the...
new-and-emerging-communities-small-grants-schemeNottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) is the lead organisation of the 'New Communities Alliance (NCA), a consortium of 18 community...
small-grants-available-for-groups-working-with-women-or-lgbt-communitiesNottingham Women's Centre are offering small grants to support organisations working with women or LGBT communities who do not currently receive...

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