IHAG- Ipswich Housing Action Group
Ipswich Housing Action Group is a Registered Charity that was set up in 1976 to provide housing and other services for single homeless people in Ipswich. Today IHAG operates a dispersed hostel of 14 houses, runs the Chapman Centre – a hub for homelessness services in Ipswich – and has a busy Money Advice Service which helps hundreds of individuals each year deal with their debt, budgets and welfare benefits.
Of all the different groups of homeless people, single people do not have a right to be housed by any statutory agency unless they are deemed vulnerable under housing legislation. This means that the vast majority of single homeless people do not easily get access to housing. IHAG contributes significantly to the lives of these marginalised homeless people by providing a range of professional support services. These can act as a stepping-stone from homelessness and social exclusion to permanent accommodation, independence and social inclusion.
For more information visit www.ihag.co.uk