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

open-consultation-strengthening-rights-and-choices-for-people-to-live-in-the-communityNo voice unheard, no right ignored – a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions This recently published...
new-government-measures-aim-to-boost-private-rented-sectorThe changes aim to improve the sector for tenants and landlords, as the buy-to-let market continues to see high levels of investment. Summary of the...
budget-signals-a-better-deal-for-people-with-the-most-complex-problemsGovernment to explore integrating spending for people facing a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, mental health problems and repeat contact...
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...
ncc-procurement-strategy-publishedNottingham City Council has published a new procurement strategy that sets out their local vision and strategic priorities. The strategy contains 7 core...
looking-after-each-other-laeo-community-navigator-eventLooking After Each Other (LAEO) Community Navigator Grant - Nottingham City Council have launched a new grant aimed at voluntary and community...
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...
government-figures-mask-rise-in-homelessnessGovernment figures are hiding a rise in homelessness as more councils offer informal help to people struggling with housing problems, an independent study...
benefit-claimants-personal-data-to-be-shared-as-from-februaryThe government has changed the law to allow the Department for work (DWP) to share universal credit claimants' personal data with social landlords,...
tenant-anger-over-plan-to-share-personal-detailsPlans to share a host of data on benefit claimants, including health records and IT literacy, with landlords and charities have been condemned by a...
right-to-rent-checks-landlord-and-tenants-surveys-seek-to-monitor-discriminationFrom 1st December 2014, landlords in the 'pilot' areas, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall will need to check the immigration status...
child-sexual-exploitation-concerns-network-operation-striver-referral-processFollowing the City event held on 12th December 2014, Sexual Exploitation: Abuse not Choice, a number of agencies fed back that they were not all aware of...
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...
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...
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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