Homelessness is not inevitable
Homelessness isn't just about sleeping rough. It comes in many forms and can affect anyone. The numbers of homeless people are shocking but don't represent a problem that is too big to solve.
Through our 50-year history of pioneering research and supporting thousands of people out of homelessness, we know more than ever about the causes of homelessness and what it will take to end it.
To end homelessness, we need to understand and change the factors which cause it and make it worse. Issues such as the availability of affordable housing, legislation and the benefits system are part of this.
Our work with individuals drives our work to influence government, local authorities and housing providers' policy and practice to end homelessness.
Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating.
Homelessness has social causes, including a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment. Against this backdrop, lots of different life events and circumstances can be the trigger for an individual to become homeless.
In many parts of the UK, homelessness is rising.
We break down the barriers homeless people face when finding a rented home.
We support social landlords (including local authorities, housing associations and established Help to Rent projects) to develop services which work.
Our Renting Ready training helps prospective tenants learn about budgeting and bills, finding flatmates or DIY.
30/04/2018, Mary Ward House Conference Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN, 10am - 4pm
Join us for the first Homes for Cathy conference, bringing together the largest group of housing associations from across the country, acting together to end homelessness.
11/06/2018, QEII Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE , 9.30am - 4.30pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in England a reality.
14/06/2018, National Museum, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in Wales a reality.
18/06/2018, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE , 9.30am - 4.30pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in Scotland a reality.
We could not do our work without the support and commitment of volunteers throughout the year across the UK.
Our storyteller George is out there every day speaking to real people about their experiences of homelessness. Read and share their stories. Let’s get the conversation started and change opinions.