Easl has provided Mental Health input to a number of their London based projects:

1) No Second Night Out (NSNO) provides intensive input when someone is first found on the street, to assess their needs and help them reconnect to the area where they have most entitlements. It is a London-wide project funded by the GLA.

Since June 2012 Easl has provide an assessment, consultation, advice and support service for NSNO’s South and West hubs, and since September 2015 has extended this service to cover the North hub as well. These address issues such as:

  • vulnerability under the Housing Act 1996;
  • ongoing mental health needs;
  • mental capacity to make a particular decision.

2) Hammersmith and Fulham Outreach and Day Centre. St Mungos Broadway has a number of outreach teams working across London, who go at night, and early mornings, to find people who are sleeping rough. They work in partnership with other organisations to help people access physical and mental health services, accommodation and drug and alcohol services, as needed, and Easl is one of these partners, working alongside the outreach workers providing an assessment service to the outreach team in Hammersmith and Fulham. In addition Easl also provides a mental health and wellbeing group for service users at the Hammersmith and Fulham Day Centre and assessment and advice to staff working with individuals, as needed.

  • Easl has developed formalized and close working relationships with local statutory mental health services to enable joint work when necessary. St Mungo’s Broadway pays Easl directly for this input.

  • NSNO also has a “Reconnection Staging Post” where clients whose needs are more complex may move on to from the assessment hubs. Easl also provides input here and also did so, from January 2013 onwards, at the project which preceded this “No one Living on the Streets”.

Enabling Assessment Service London

St mungo's broadway

St Mungo’s Broadway is a homelessness charity and a housing association which provides a bed and support to people who are either homeless or at risk, and works to prevent homelessness, through various projects including:

  • Emergency, hostel and supportive housing projects
  • Advice services
  • Specialist physical and mental health services
  • Skills and work services