Project 17

Report: Project 17's Hotel Fund

''In the night we didn't know where we were going'

- Project 17's Hotel Fund: Provision of emergency accommodation following a local authority refusal of support under section 17 Children Act 1989' - June 2018

We have written a report on the experiences of the families who have benefitted from Project 17's 'Hotel Fund', which has provided accommodation to families left street homeless following a local authority's refusal of support. 

The report investigates the material and psychological impact on children and families left street homeless by refusals of local authority support, and the difficulties faced by families seeking to challenge local authority refusals. We also detail our work engaging with five different local authorities (Southwark, Greenwich, Lewisham, Bexley and Lambeth) to raise concerns about the impact on families being left unsupported.

The provision of the Hotel Fund and the associated lobbying and research was funded by the Network for Social Change.

If you would like to donate to Project 17's Hotel Fund, you can do so at: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/project17