Building networks

Why build networks?

Knowing what other organisations do, how they work and who we need to know are all vital to building up our local networks.

This is important if we are to work together efficiently, without services overlapping and without gaps forming when partners think tasks are being done by “someone else”.

Who’s in our network?

There are many partners working together on all aspects of housing. Many are listed on this page.

Getting to know you…

On this page we are listing various guides and manuals used by various partners; setting out their ways of working, contact information, and in some cases the thresholds which need to be reached for someone to access the service.

We have created the page as an outcome of “Improving Pathways” workshop, which you can find out more about here.

  1. Housing guide outlines how many housing services are organised, district by district, and links to web pages to access them.
  2. Housing providers (including housing associations and almshouses) who own and manage homes in each district.
  3. Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
  4. Complicated Matters: a toolkit addressing domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health.
  5. Street Support Cambridgeshire – a site connecting people and organisations locally, to end homelessness across Cambridgeshire. You can use the site to get help or to give help.
  6. Safer Off the Streets, Peterborough – a site enabling homeless people in Peterborough to find help, and to help locals offer help and donate items.
  7. About Jimmy’s Cambridge -you can find a brief history of Jimmy’s on their website.
  8. Public agencies working together across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to tackle homelessness as set out in this memorandum of understanding.
  9. Based on the memorandum comes a statement of intent developed for non-statutory partners to sign up to, so they can show their commitment to making homelessness the unacceptable outcome.
  10. Criminal Justice pathways protocol (initiated in January 2017) with accompanying slides based on this report of May 2018.
  11. Making Money Count employment links.
  12. Making Money Count directory of services.
  13. Making Money Count Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme.
  14. Building Better Opportunities project helps people back into work locally.
  15. Cambridgeshire County Council’s care and support directory.
  16. Change-Grow-Live – alongside alcohol and drugs services, CGL offers support to young people, those in the criminal justice system and anyone looking to live a healthier, happier life across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
  17. CPSLmind – community based mental health support, including wellbeing and peer support activities across Cambridge and Peterborough.
  18. P3 – people, potential, possibilities – supplies Cambridgeshire’s floating support service which supports people to manage their housing needs and live independently.
  19. Making Every Adult Matter – MEAM is a coalition of national charities including Clinks, Homeless Link, Mind and associate member Collective Voice. MEAM represents over 1,300 frontline organisations across England. Working together MEAM supports local areas to develop effective, coordinated services that directly improve the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage. We use our shared knowledge and practical experience from this work to influence policy at the national and local level.
  20. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough co-occurring principles document here which sets out how teams will work together when a person has both substance misuse, and mental health issues
  21. An example of good practice: Surrey’s housing and mental health protocol here
  22. Housing, mental health & substance misuse toolkit here
  23. Joint multi-agency protocol for working with people who display hoarding for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, published September 2016
  24. Changing Futures Cambridgeshire & Peterborough: focused on working with people facing multiple disadvantage to help overcome barriers and share learning, more here.


Please help!

We are keen to build this page and welcome your help on things to add; please send suggestions and links to