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At least 796 homeless people have died in the last 18 months – that’s a rate of 11 each week. The youngest was just 18. And as this exclusive report shows, one third of them are dying from preventable causes.

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ESOL Courses transforming our Academy students’ lives

In just 12 months our Academy has provided training to over 800 Bedfordshire residents – empowering them to play a greater part in British life and making a vital impact on community integration. The Academy ESOL project was aimed at those who struggle to speak English, which research has shown, make up the largest proportion…

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Winter Health Fair

Following the success of last year’s flu prevention clinics our winter health fair has recently taken place, designed to provide basic medical services in the run up to Christmas. Nurses from Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS) administered flu vaccinations and carried out a mini health assessment for those who attend the drop-in clinics. This…

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Homeless people in Luton to receive flu vaccinations

A project to help homeless people in Luton receive flu vaccinations commences this week, when a team of health care professionals join forces to hold flu prevention drop-in clinics at a welfare centre for the homeless. Following the success of last year’s flu prevention clinics, this year’s drop-in sessions are being held at the NOAH…

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Investors in People Silver Status

We are delighted to announce that NOAH has been awarded silver status accreditation in Investors in People. Investors in People is an internationally recognised standard for people management. It reflects the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to be a truly top performing business. As an organisation, IiP operates internationally in over 70 countries….

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2017/2018 Emergency Winter Shelter Report

The 10th NOAH Winter Shelter was open for 58 nights between 12th November 2017 and 20th March 2018 where temperatures fell below 0°c or other very poor weather conditions prevailed such as extreme wind chill conditions and/or freezing rain. Overall the shelter accommodated 130 people (94 last year) of 12 different nationalities and provided 1,182…

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Housing First – an innovative approach to homelessness

Housing First, has had considerable success in Canada and America, as well as Denmark, Finland and France – is being rolled out in Luton. Successful pilots are already operating in Newcastle, London, the Midlands and Greater Manchester as well as in Wales and Scotland. Surveys show the high success rate of this initiative: almost three…

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Irish Ambassador visits NOAH Enterprise’s Furniture Store

Irish Ambassador visits NOAH Enterprise’s Furniture Store Jim O’Connor MBE, NOAH’s CEO, was delighted to welcome His Excellency, Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland, to NOAH Enterprise. In the midst of a concentrated visit to Luton, the Ambassador had called upon Luton Borough Council, the Irish Forum and, latterly, dropped in to see an important aspect…

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Homelessness Reduction Act

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) The HRA is the most radical change to homelessness legislation in England for over forty years. What will the Homelessness Reduction Act try to do? Improve advice and information available about homelessness and the prevention of homelessness Extend the assessment period where someone is ‘threatened with homelessness’ from 28 days…

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