Watford New Hope Trust given £23,000 to tackle homelessness

Watford New Hope Trust given £23,000 to tackle homelessness

Watford New Hope Trust given £23,000 to tackle homelessness

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Watford New Hope Trust has been awarded £23,200 to help tackle rough sleeping and homelessness in Watford.

One of the largest providers of homelessness services in the Home Counties, Watford New Hope Trust offers a range of services for homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals across ten locations, comprising eight houses and hostels, six support services and two development and training services.

Welcoming the grant, New Hope Trust chief executive Matthew Heasman, said: "The Homelessness Transition Fund has already enabled us to do great things for those who face homelessness for the first time, through our Transition Service and 24/7 emergency helpline.

"We are absolutely delighted to have been eligible for this funding, which will enable us to transform the way we collect and manage our data right across our many services and locations.

"This will give us a far greater understanding of the needs of our service users and, consequently, we aim to be able to offer even better support services in the longer term."

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12:34pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions.

It could easily be achieved if there was a will.

If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Cuetip says...

The Watford New Hope Trust is a real beacon in our town on those who have fallen on hard times.

They are those within our midst who are victims of bullying systems designed to break the spirit.

We should be rightly proud of all they do for the vulnerable.
The Watford New Hope Trust is a real beacon in our town on those who have fallen on hard times. They are those within our midst who are victims of bullying systems designed to break the spirit. We should be rightly proud of all they do for the vulnerable. Cuetip
  • Score: 5

12:59pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions.

It could easily be achieved if there was a will.

If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets.
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.[/p][/quote]Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets. Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Thu 13 Mar 14

fishface15 says...

Lived near their site in Whippendell Road - was glad to finally move. After the abuse, litter, fights, being attacked for asking them to move once it was a pleasure to go.
Lived near their site in Whippendell Road - was glad to finally move. After the abuse, litter, fights, being attacked for asking them to move once it was a pleasure to go. fishface15
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

garston tony says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
Phil I did point out last time you mentioned these rough sleepers that they could approach the RSPCA for assistance. I helped out a couple in a near similar situation a couple of years ago and the RSPCA looked after their dog whilst they were in temporary accommodation where they werent allowed it.

There was a few other bits of information you gave last time which indicated the suprisingly not uncommon issue of people who nominally are seeking assistance putting up 'barriers' themselves that prevent them from getting it.

Pinning it all on those trying to assist is far from right
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.[/p][/quote]Phil I did point out last time you mentioned these rough sleepers that they could approach the RSPCA for assistance. I helped out a couple in a near similar situation a couple of years ago and the RSPCA looked after their dog whilst they were in temporary accommodation where they werent allowed it. There was a few other bits of information you gave last time which indicated the suprisingly not uncommon issue of people who nominally are seeking assistance putting up 'barriers' themselves that prevent them from getting it. Pinning it all on those trying to assist is far from right garston tony
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Fri 14 Mar 14

garston tony says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets.
The rights or wrongs of it apart its not a blooming tax. A tax is a deduction from earnings,what you are referring to is a change in housing benefit entitlement with benefits being pretty much the exact opposite of a tax!
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.[/p][/quote]Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets.[/p][/quote]The rights or wrongs of it apart its not a blooming tax. A tax is a deduction from earnings,what you are referring to is a change in housing benefit entitlement with benefits being pretty much the exact opposite of a tax! garston tony
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

garston tony wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
Phil I did point out last time you mentioned these rough sleepers that they could approach the RSPCA for assistance. I helped out a couple in a near similar situation a couple of years ago and the RSPCA looked after their dog whilst they were in temporary accommodation where they werent allowed it.

There was a few other bits of information you gave last time which indicated the suprisingly not uncommon issue of people who nominally are seeking assistance putting up 'barriers' themselves that prevent them from getting it.

Pinning it all on those trying to assist is far from right
I hope I didn't come across as critical of those who provide such a service. I was just trying to suggest that with a little more effort homeless people with dogs could also be helped.

Thanks for the suggestion though Tony, I will suggest it to them when I see them next.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.[/p][/quote]Phil I did point out last time you mentioned these rough sleepers that they could approach the RSPCA for assistance. I helped out a couple in a near similar situation a couple of years ago and the RSPCA looked after their dog whilst they were in temporary accommodation where they werent allowed it. There was a few other bits of information you gave last time which indicated the suprisingly not uncommon issue of people who nominally are seeking assistance putting up 'barriers' themselves that prevent them from getting it. Pinning it all on those trying to assist is far from right[/p][/quote]I hope I didn't come across as critical of those who provide such a service. I was just trying to suggest that with a little more effort homeless people with dogs could also be helped. Thanks for the suggestion though Tony, I will suggest it to them when I see them next. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -1

1:46pm Sat 15 Mar 14

LSC says...

garston tony wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.
Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets.
The rights or wrongs of it apart its not a blooming tax. A tax is a deduction from earnings,what you are referring to is a change in housing benefit entitlement with benefits being pretty much the exact opposite of a tax!
Quite right. But sadly illustrates the mindset of some people who refer to it as a 'tax', like they have something they are entitled to taken away. In fact of course, the benefits they get are paid for by people who actually do pay tax.
I don't begrudge it, when used correctly it is a good and humane thing to have in place and we are very lucky in the country to have it. I just wish more people would remember that.
Benefits are a safety net, not a career choice.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: A kennel or two would not go amiss. I am aware of at least two rough sleepers who cannot use their facilities because they have a pet dog that cannot also be accommodated. They end up in doorways and behind buildings, even in the most freezing conditions. It could easily be achieved if there was a will. If elected it is something I will be pushing for.[/p][/quote]Agreed but theres alot of people who are being forced to move because of the Bedroom Tax whose pets cannot be accommodated for either because they are being forced to move from houses to flats that in frequent instances will not allow pets.[/p][/quote]The rights or wrongs of it apart its not a blooming tax. A tax is a deduction from earnings,what you are referring to is a change in housing benefit entitlement with benefits being pretty much the exact opposite of a tax![/p][/quote]Quite right. But sadly illustrates the mindset of some people who refer to it as a 'tax', like they have something they are entitled to taken away. In fact of course, the benefits they get are paid for by people who actually do pay tax. I don't begrudge it, when used correctly it is a good and humane thing to have in place and we are very lucky in the country to have it. I just wish more people would remember that. Benefits are a safety net, not a career choice. LSC
  • Score: 2

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