Homeless Link is the national charity supporting people and organisations working directly with homeless people in England. Homeless Link represents homelessness organisations among local, regional and national government. As the national collaborative hub for information and debate on homelessness, they seek to improve services for homeless people and to advocate policy change. Homeless Link’s aim is to end homelessness in England.
More specifically, Homeless Link undertakes work in the following areas:
- influencing government at all levels on policies that affect homeless people with the aim of keeping the needs of homeless people on governments’ agendas.
- providing a national hub for debate and policy development amongst services providers through national and regional conferences and networking events and its quarterly magazine, Connect.
- improving services for homeless people by providing advice and one-to-one support through regional offices to help those organisations working directly with homeless people;
- providing a national training program for organisations working directly with homeless people;
- information services such as handbooks, resources and online tools that enable organisations to work with homeless people more effectively. They include best practice guides, databases, directories and toolkits. Homeless Link produces resources independently and also for service providers, local authorities and government departments.
- knowledge centre for up-to-date and accurate data on homelessness, services providers and issues that can lead to homelessness in England. Homeless Link maintains a national database of all services in England, and collects other information and statistics on homelessness.