Developed as part of the LGA and ADASS’s work with the Shared Outcomes Fund, these top tips seek to support directors of adult social services and their teams, focusing on the role of social care in supporting people experiencing and recovering from homelessness.
In March 2022, a Roundtable event brought together over 30 people with direct experience and / or service responsibility to discuss ways of improving outcomes for people experiencing homelessness, and more specifically the role and contribution of adult social care in this.
That discussion was set in the context of significant events and developments over the last two years;
- learning from the pandemic and the ‘Everyone In’ campaign on rough sleeping;
- current work across 17 pilot sites as part of the Shared Outcomes Fund work;
- a growing movement of peer-led support; updated guidance documents on homelessness and health;
- forthcoming national policy reform across health and social care;
- and continuing pressure on resources.
It provided top tips under six themes which have been identified as enablers for achieving better outcomes for this cohort and was co-produced with partner organisations listed in the appendix.
This guidance note is aimed at directors of adult social services and their teams and focuses on the role of social care in supporting people experiencing and recovering from homelessness.