Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer Project

We provide a service across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that supports services to help reduce homelessness. To find out about the work we have done, you can see our annual reports here

We help staff to identify the early warning signs of homelessness and ways to prevent it. We help build good working relationships and deliver a better service by being the link between agencies, alongside the new Homeless Reduction Act which came into force in the UK in April 2018.

What does the trailblazer team do?

We:

  • Educate organisations to recognise the early warning signs of homelessness and ways to prevent it
  • Help people as early as possible when threatened with homelessness
  • Promote housing health checks and budgeting tools
  • Support agencies to make action plans for those at risk of homelessness
  • Ensure customers are engaging with help given to prevent homelessness
  • Work closely with housing options teams to see what has been successful and what has not and utilise feedback to further develop the project
  • Run a homeless prevention hub and private rent and landlord solution service.
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Who is on the team?

The Homeless Prevention Manager Dan Pearce and the trailblazer team are based with Fenland District council and cover the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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