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

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...
host-nottingham-looking-to-recruit-more-volunteersMy name is Alice and I work for HOST Nottingham, a small charity that provides temporary accommodation for destitute asylum seekers. We do this by...
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...
revenge-eviction-billThe second reading of the Tenancies (Reform) Bill to end revenge eviction takes place at the end of the month. The government have given their backing to...
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...
consultation-opportunity-suicide-prevention-strategies-for-nottingham-city-and-nottinghamshire-countyPublic Health in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been working in partnership with the suicide prevention steering group to develop suicide prevention...
changes-to-sherwood-street-centre-in-mansfieldDue to a service restructure, as of Thursday 30th October the rough sleepers breakfast session at Framework's Sherwood Street Centre will no longer be...
themed-men-s-drop-in-sessions-at-emmanuel-house-during-september-2014Emmanuel House in conjuntion with anger management consultant James Hawes are facilitating a number of men's drop in sessions throughout September. The...
streetwise-opera-singing-and-acting-workshops-start-this-septemberExplore Singing and Acting -New term starts soon! Streetwise Opera run fun, friendly singing and acting sessions in Nottingham. Bring your clients along...
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...
tenants-at-risk-over-care-act-new-legislation-may-cause-councils-to-cut-funding-for-vulnerable-people Thousands of vulnerable people are at risk of losing support under new care legislation passed in May, research by Inside Housing has...
blog-is-housing-the-answer-to-our-public-health-crisisFew would deny that poor housing has a negative impact on health, so Carol Matthews, Riverside's chief executive, asks why isn't housing at the centre of...
homeless-people-have-been-granted-new-exemptions-from-benefit-sanctions-under-regulations-laid-before-parliament-today-1-july-2014Under the new rules, Job Centre Plus advisors will be given the discretionary power to exempt rough sleepers and those in supported accommodation from...

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