Leeds Social Justice Team
The Social Justice Team in Leeds was created to support the district’s most vulnerable customers, often with a range of complex needs, to get the specialist help they need through ongoing one-to-one support in a community setting. Over the years, they have forged strong links with external organisations, creating a multi-agency approach which has helped turn lives around and promoted social mobility.
One aspect of this work was linking up with the Local Authority, Mental Health Street Team and other organisations that offer support to those who are homeless. This has resulted in cross-organisation working, enabling customers access to advice and support when they most need it. The Social Justice Team is a strong example of collaboration and has exceeded its goals to eradicate homelessness in Leeds and make a positive difference to people’s lives.