PUBLICATIONS OVERVIEW


Hostels in London
London Budget Accommodation Guide
Accommodation Guide for Women in Prison and Ex Offenders
Housing and Practical Help for Women Needing Support
Housing and Practical Help for Older Women
Information for Lone Parent Families
Information for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence
Housing & Practical Information for Black & Minority Ethnic Women

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Hostels in London

This booklet gives details of our recommended hostels (over 170) in the Capital. Updated every year, it covers general hostels (aimed at low paid workers and students). Foyers (housing and training centres). Supported housing schemes (for those needing additional help). It also has sections suited to women in emergencies - such as escaping abuse at home. Also emergency 'direct access' hostels for women finding themselves literally roofless. The price is £4.00 to agencies but is free for anyone looking for accommodation.

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London Budget Accommodation Guide

This guide is aimed at single people on a low budget giving information about cheap housing. Whether you are looking to find a place to rent, live in a housing co operative, housing association (including low cost home ownership schemes) this guide is invaluable. There are sections specialising for students, keyworkers and also for lesbian and bi-sexual women. It also lists area price comparisons by renting and purchase prices. Cost £3.00 to organisations and free for anyone seeking housing.

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Accommodation Guide for Women in Prison and Ex Offenders

This booklet, also updated regularly, has practical information for those who have a conviction. They can be in custody or on probation. As well as basic legal rights and welfare benefits information, it details housing and schemes available to assist such women re establish herself. There is also information on counselling, workshops, job search and training schemes. Also, due to the link between misusing substances and crime, there is a section on agencies assisting people to overcome drug and alcohol dependency. Price £1.00 to organisations but free to anyone personally needing it.

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Housing and Practical Help for Women Needing Support

This is a self help booklet with information on services as well as accommodation for women who are juggling with issues needing specialist help. Such women can be in emotional or mental distress (including illness). They can be finding that their use of drugs or alcohol has become out of control. It also has a section on day centres in London - geared at homeless women who may need practical help with health and diet. It gives details of suitable and supportive housing projects. Also, health and counselling/therapy, social services and emergency survival contacts. Price £1.00 to organisations but free to anyone personally needing it.

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Housing and Practical Help for Older Women

Leaflet giving details of a number of housing associations that cater for those aged mid 50s plus. Also, a listing of hostels which do accept women up to the age of 60. Useful welfare agencies assisting with information for carers, culturally targeted services and the abuse of older people.

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Information for Lone Parent Families

This is a signposting leaflet for those looking after children on their own. Women's Link does not work with families due to the statutory duties on local councils, we still continue to get many enquires from lone parents needing additional support and advice. Details of voluntary groups giving welfare help to families in bed and breakfast hotels. Also, legal, welfare benefits, social work and self help group contacts - including some very locally based. There is a list of mother and baby homes geared to very young mothers working with social workers to improve parenting skills. There are a few housing co operatives listed catering for independent lone parent families.

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Information for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

The leaflet puts into context what is abuse at home. It gives emergency contacts - such as safe houses 'refuges'. It also gives a brief summary of how the law and police can protect women going through this. There are a number of women's agencies offering support, counselling and welfare help to help women get through the initial experience. Also, the longer term 'fall out' of the trauma associated with being degraded and humiliated through violence and mental cruelty. Some services listed are local, whereas others are London wide. Agencies helping particular ethnic and nationality groups can provide culturally sensitive support.

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Housing & Practical Information for Black & Minority Ethnic Women

This booklet contains housing information including hostels and supported housing for black and ethnic minority women. Other sections include housing information for refugees and asylum seekers and housing information for lone parents.

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