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Influencing

Expert Link has a national network comprised of individuals, local networks and other affiliated organisations who champion coproduction and influence local and national policy.

 

Latest views

The ACE's Framework

At Expert Link we are clear that an increased understanding of the role adverse childhood experiences can have on individuals is crucial if society wants to respond effectively to issues such as the increasing number of people currently rough sleeping and the high numbers of people dying on the streets.


However, a current focus on an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) test or framework, has made us concerned about the potential affect this may have on our community.

 

Recent work

Expert Link response - MHCLG call for evidence on the Homeless Reduction Act

People from across our network identified that in their experience, little had changed  for people in terms of positive support. Challenges around gate-keeping remain, and getting suitable accommodation is harder than ever. The extra time that councils are able to work with people, whilst on the face of it a positive move, in practice is leaving people in limbo for longer, with no assurances for the future.

There is some positive work - and we were pleased to hear of some councils who are going the extra mile to ensure their services reflect the feedback they get from people who approach them for support.