Look Ahead supports thousands of people across London and the South East with a diverse range of needs, helping them to make individual choices, achieve goals and take control of their own lives by providing tailor-made support, care and accommodation services.
Emerging talent celebrated with Women in Leadership and Rising Star Award winners. As part of our commitment to leadership development, Look Ahead seeks out emerging leaders within the organisation to further invest in their growth.
Our annual Women in Leadership and Rising Star Awards offer up to £5,000 of career development funding to members of staff who show clear talent, real passion and commitment to the work of Look Ahead. We are pleased to announce that Hannah Lawless, Contract Manager, has been awarded the 2020 Women in Leadership Award. This year, the Rising Star Award has been given to two ambitious members of staff, Jaz Owen, Trauma Informed Care Specialist Support Worker and Giuseppe Di Martino, Area Service Manager. Chris Hampson, Look Ahead’s Chief Executive said ‘I am pleased to offer this award to three deserving winners this year, Hannah, Jaz and Giuseppe.
All of our winners uniquely show a passion and ambition for their work and we are pleased to make this contribution to their continued growth and development. Looking back: Look Ahead’s 2020 Annual Review - Look Ahead. Homelessness and complex needs service solutions. Healthy Housing / Donate. Specialist Support & Care Worker Jobs.
Social care is the fourth emergency service - Look Ahead. This article was originally published in Inside Housing on 30th April 2020.
To access the original article, please visit Inside Housing. Our staff are doing an incredible job in tough circumstances during the lockdown. But they require personal protective equipment and access to testing to keep doing it, writes Chris Hampson. The three-week extension of lockdown announced last Thursday had a grim inevitability about it. While COVID-19 is undeniably impacting far and wide, as a support and care provider we are seeing real and significant effects on the vulnerable groups, ones that are likely to last far beyond the next few weeks.
Supporting mental health customers during the Coronavirus pandemic - Look Ahead. The social distancing measures to combat Coronavirus have had an impact on all of our lives and it’s difficult to adapt.
It has been particularly tough for our customers at our mental heath services to adapt to the changes to their daily lives. Our staff have done a lot of work helping them to adjust, assisting them with daily exercise and rearranging furniture within the service to help them stay further apart. After a challenging start, customers are a lot more understanding and less anxious about the measures. However, this has not been the case for one of our customers in particular. Janine has mental health needs and has being supported at our service for X months/years, setting goals and working towards independent living. Temporary emergency housing for rough sleepers in South London - Look Ahead. Look Ahead's Gender Pay Gap continues to narrow - Look Ahead. Look Ahead’s 2019 Gender Pay Gap figures show a median pay gap between men and women of 0%, decreasing from the already low 2.2% from last year’s figures.
The mean average is 2.5% difference in women and men’s pay, almost exclusively coming from our executive team level. Within the housing sector, the national average gender pay gap remains at 8.1%. Advise to new starters at Look Ahead. Look Ahead awarded support and care team of the year - Look Ahead. The awards, jointly organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), recognise the commitment, passion and hard work of the unsung heroes in the housing sector.
Our Tower Hamlets Crisis House is commissioned by and delivered in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and offers short-term accommodation to people experiencing mental health crisis. A cost-effective alternative to acute hospital admission, it provides accommodation, care and support to those who are too unwell to be treated at home. Shortlisted for the same award two years ago, Look Ahead’s Tower Hamlets Crisis House team is constantly striving to make a real difference and help some of the most vulnerable people in society.
This year, Tower Hamlets Crisis House expanded its provision in order to offer a new community support service, which offers support sessions for local residents. “Last year alone, the Tower Hamlets Crisis House team supported 114 people. Providing Services & Support. Barking and Dagenham Supported Living - Look Ahead. Providing Services & Support. Services that accept self-referrals - Look Ahead. YouTube. The Hidden Network of frontline workers making a difference - Look Ahead. Support Worker Young People Vacancy Tower Hamlets - Look Ahead. The scheme cares candidates that are poor or defenceless with pennilessness to secure reasonable and suitable place in the private rented division to address their down-and-out situation.
One of the main ways the organization helps is by providing financial support to assist people to contact the private rented division. This financial support is commonly in the form of a non-refundable currency inducement compensation either to a property-owner/permitting agent. Support Worker Young People Vacancy Tower Hamlets has a responsibility to help you if you are ‘eligible’ and at the risk of dropping your household within the next 56 days. We may also have a responsibility to aid you if your property-owner has delivered you with a Section 21 notice will expire within the next 56 days. We recommend you to make communication with us as soon as you are aware that you may be at threat of dropping your home. If regardless of our support, you still become homeless, do not fear. Services We Offer. The future is accessible - Look Ahead. Growing up, my mum was always incredibly supportive and never wanted my life to be different to anyone else’s.
She was a nurse, and knew there was a possibility I could have autism but didn’t want me to be treated any differently. I was eventually diagnosed with mild autism at the age of 25. Support service & local police - Look Ahead. Hear from Lisa I’m a Domestic Abuse Officer for the Vulnerability Investigation Team here in Kent.
I’ve done this role for a year, working with women experiencing domestic abuse directly in the community. Providing Care, Support, & Housing.