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Margaret Williams

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Margaret Williams

Job description: Homelessness Project Manager at East London Housing Partnership

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Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Employment and skills, Improving support for women involved in prostitution

Margaret Williams's Recent Activity

"East London Housing Partnership operates a Reciprocal Agreement that facilitates moves across borough boundaries for women escaping domestic violence. Eight local authorities and 20 registerd providers have collaborated to offer the Reciprocal Agreement as an alternative to the homelessness route. The Reciprocal offers a move to alternative accommodation, subject to availability, on a similar level of tenancy security. The option is available to surviors who hold a social tenancy in the East London sub region, even if they are staying with friends or living in a refuge elsewhere, provided they still have the tenancy. Details of the East London Reciprocal Agreement, local authority and registered providers lead contacts and the application process are available on the ELHP web site on the Homelessness page at www.elhp.org.uk"
Reply To: Domestic abuse and sexual violence

"East London Housing Partnership is establishing a project which will assist women with multiple needs such as substance misuse, physical ill health, mental health issues, surviors of abuse or involvement in prostitution who have a local connection to East London. ELHP will use a proportion of the funding made available by govenment to reduce and prevent homelessness for single people. This project will provide holistic support for rough sleeping women with multiple needs who need intensive interventions and a graduated pathway of tapering support to prepare them to live independently. ELHP operates a rent deposit scheme for single people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and have a local connection to the East London sub region. This project provides a rent deposit to access accommodation in the private rented sector coupled with low level support based on the needs of the indiviual, which is deliverd by a range of experienced support providers. The ELHP web site is at www.elhp.org.uk"
Reply To: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs