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Preventing tomorrow's rough sleepers: a good practice handbook

Author:
CASEY Louise
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
61p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
Wetherby

This handbook, based on the work of the Rough Sleepers Unit, gives practical and realistic ways for local authorities and other key partners to prevent homelessness. It contains sections on: identifying people at risk of homelessness; clear pathways for people entering and leaving institutions; preventing rough sleeping; and effective homeless prevention strategies. Also included are tables of service provisions to prevent rough sleeping and homelessness, listed by accommodation type and by user group. There is an appendix listing contact details for further information on projects that the manual identifies as being examples of good practice.

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Not alone: a good practice guide to working with people with dementia in sheltered housing

Authors:
MCDONALD Annette, CURTIS Jaqueline
Publisher:
Housing Corporation/Anchor Trust
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
London

This good practice guide is based on the principles which guide the Anchor Trust's approach to mental health. These include: non discrimination in accessing and using housing care and support services; support for initiatives and partnerships with other organisations; user focus; expectations of full quality of life issues for users; and the principle that every person is an individual. Topics covered include: understanding dementia; challenging behaviour; older people from ethnic groups; research and overview; and the effect on carers.

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The multiple needs assessment and care management pack: homeless multiple needs partnership

Author:
PHOENIX HOUSE
Publisher:
Phoenix House
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
26p.,floppy disc.
Place of publication:
London

The Multiple Needs Assessment and Care Management Package is a 27 page document which is designed as tool for the assessment of homeless people with mental health problems. It is accompanied by assessment forms contained on a 3.5” computer disc. The pack looks holistically at the presenting needs of an individual. It also enables assessors to: prioritise client needs; action those needs appropriately; and, to develop an effective evaluation process, i.e. working with clients on achievable, realistic goals, with scope for re-negotiation as required. The pack is designed on the assumption that the Assessor is competent in assessment practice and has a good understanding of the parameters that are involved.

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