What we do
St Martin's Frontline Network exists to harness the ideas, energy and experience of those at the frontline working with homeless and vulnerably housed people. We do this by building relationships, sharing best practice, developing solutions and communicating the experience and views of the frontline.
Aims of the Frontline Network
• Create a space for frontline workers to share experience and expertise.
• Provide resources for frontline workers which enable them to reach better outcomes for their clients.
• Highlight best practice within the sector.
• Ensure the voices of frontline workers are heard by funders and decision-makers.
Why we do it
The Frontline Network is based on the recognition that frontline workers are a key asset in tackling homeless and housing issues in the UK, and yet they can often be under-resourced in their organisations and their voices unheard by key decision-makers.
We develop partnerships with other organisations to deliver local events for frontline workers. These focus on building links between people and services, to share best practice, expertise and experience on common issues. The Network also operates at a national level through this website to provide free resources including a Forum and Ideas Board, to fund innovative, creative solutions from the frontline.
There are ways to get involved through the website – whether it is finding out about a local event that you can attend, posting a question on the forum to get feedback on something you need help with or submitting an idea which you believe should be funded. The Frontline Network is for frontline workers and we will work hard to ensure that it is driven by frontline workers every step of the way, starting with our steering group. But we need you – your feedback and input. This is a work in progress and we want it to develop so that it reflects what you need from it, so we are always open to feedback – simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Martin’s Frontline Network has been made possible thanks to the support of Oak Foundation.
If you haven’t already – become a member today and register for free!