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Investing in council house building - Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council has been addressing a deficit in social housing by embarking on a project to increase the number of council properties available.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council's First Low-Energy Council Home

This project is the basis on which we will make the wider Lancaster West Estate carbon-neutral by 2030.

Delivering the first passivhaus homes in Mansfield

Mansfield District Council have a clear political aspiration to take action to address the climate emergency through our house building programme. Hence the driver to deliver, and learn from a pilot passivhaus scheme.

Newham Council's youth support offer

Newham council has developed an intensive youth support offer via the Youth Empowerment Service, which provides intensive youth support alongside the multi-agency and advocacy for young people up to age 25 at risk of exploitation and harm.

Sheffield City Council trusted assessor scheme

The Snowdrop Project is a Sheffield based charity that works with survivors of human trafficking to empower them to recover from their experience.

Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have an informal structure for joint working on fire risk to high-rise residential buildings, based on effective communication and information sharing. Liverpool has over 200 blocks over 18 metres high, including purpose-built student and private residential blocks.

Islington Council: Holloway Prison Social Housing Project - Women’s Building

The aim of the Women’s building is to try and replace some of the lost services to women and the community that the Holloway Prison previously supplied.

Cleveland victim care pathway

The Cleveland region has formed a robust response to modern slavery through the creation of its Anti-Slavery network in 2018, which has seen key partners collaborate on actions to prevent, identify, and ultimately end human trafficking and modern slavery.

Humberside emergency bed protocol

The councils in the Humberside area have developed an emergency housing protocol to provide accommodation for victims of modern slavery in the period before they enter the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

Supporting modern slavery victims through homelessness services at Westminster City Council

This protocol is backed up by the development of a multi-agency case conference (MACC) approach to supporting victims of modern slavery identified through homelessness services. Last year, the approach was supplemented through the creation of a dedicated navigator post, based in The Passage, to support victims.