The project vision of No First Night Out is that every resident of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and the City of London who is at risk of homelessness is prevented from rough sleeping for the first time.
Our approach focuses on an extended and enhanced housing options service, reaching beyond traditional points of access by delivering the project through a unique range of partners: the No First Night Out Partnership Group.
By taking this approach, we hope to increase the opportunity for contacting people at risk of homelessness and delivering effective interventions, and to drive a wider cultural change in service delivery. The result will be better identification of the risks of homelessness and opportunities for earlier, targeted intervention.
The main source of project funding is DCLG/MHCLG Rough Sleeping funding, which the tri-borough authorities were successful in securing through the 2016 bidding round. However, additional funding and in-kind contributions from our Partnership Group are an essential element of the project.
All members of the NFNO Partnership Group are asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU represents our shared commitment to joint working. It reflects the commitment of all those who sign it to deliver significantly improved services and outcomes for those facing their first night on the streets.