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Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Manager, Standing Together

We’re delighted to welcome Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Manager, Standing Together, as a new content contributor to MyGovCentral. Louisa has worked across women’s specialist services and the homelessness sector in England for the past twelve years, in both frontline and strategic roles.

The Importance of Having a Gendered Approach to Housing First

1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime, and often women experience this alongside homelessness. Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Project Manager at Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse, shares how the Westminster Violence Against Women and Girls Housing First project are working to deliver tailored support and housing for women.

Voluntary Sector Leadership: Digital Innovation and Partnership Working

With cases of domestic abuse rising during the pandemic, charities have been working hard to support victims, and prevent abuse occurring again. Sally Steadman-South from SafeLives and Libby Drew from On Our Radar worked collaboratively to create new projects that respond to the impact of the pandemic, seeking to supporting vulnerable women and girls.

Strengthening Safeguarding Practices and Tackling Beneficiary Disengagement

There is growing evidence to suggest that disengagement with veteran’s charities is higher than with other charities. In this case study, the Head of Safeguarding from The Royal British Legion discusses why tackling disengagement with services, is crucial to improving safeguarding in the voluntary sector.

Creating a Safer Work Culture through Engagement with Senior Leadership

Thirtyone:eight are a faith-based charity that strive to assist organisations in creating a safer and more inclusive culture in their workplace. This case study explores thirtyone:eight’s guiding principles for organisations to follow when looking to improve their safeguarding strategy.

Creating a Resilient Workforce through Emotional and Mental Health Support

The British Heart Foundation have been praised for their conscientious wellbeing and safeguarding strategies. We heard from Scott Berney, Head of Safeguarding at the charity about how they supported staff prior to, and throughout the pandemic.

Welcoming Refugees to the UK: CARAS’ Youth Programmes

Helping refugees settle and integrate into society is essential, especially for vulnerable young people. This case study looks at the work of CARAS in supporting refugees in South London.

Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

In this case study we’ll look at the work of the Equality & Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) in providing inclusive safeguarding services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Warwickshire.

How Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Partnership is Safeguarding Children During the Covid-19 Crisis

It is clear that the pandemic has had, and will continue to have, an impact on children’s welfare. Community organisations and institutions such as schools, who would usually be able to monitor and safeguard children, are not having the same contact with children as before.