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Homelessness knowledge hub

Crisis is a leading source for knowledge on homelessness in the UK. Here you will find research about homelessness trends, the causes of homelessness and its impacts. Our research is categorised by topic. You can also browse or search below.

Homelessness Monitor

The Homelessness Monitor is a longitudinal study, commissioned by Crisis and is funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in the UK.

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Benefits and employment

Research into how the welfare system impacts on homelessness


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Services and interventions

Analysis looking at the effectiveness of homeless services from Crisis and others.


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Health and wellbeing

Research into the impact homelessness has on physical and mental health


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Housing models and access

Evidence on the different types of housing available in the UK and barriers to accessing them


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International plans to end homelessness

Research from overseas on ending homelessness.


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Cost of homelessness

Research into the personal and societal costs of homelessness and the impact on services


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Types of homelessness

Research into categories and definitions of homelessness


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Homelessness research

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Have Your Say policy consultation: summary report (2018)

To develop our plan to end homelessness we needed vital input from organisations working in and around the homelessness sector, and from people with lived experience of homelessness.


The lived experience of homelessness report 2018

As part of the first phase of Crisis’ ‘Have Your Say’ consultation on how to end homelessness, Uscreates were asked to design workshops with people with lived experiences of homelessness that could be scaled across the UK.


Reframing Homelessness in the United Kingdom: A FrameWorks MessageMemo (2018)

This report is the second phase of a two year project which provides a response to the communications challenges identified in the first phase of research.


Evaluation of the StreetLink project 2018

This report presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the StreetLink project, conducted by the Crisis Research & Evaluation team for Homeless Link.


The Homelessness Monitor: England 2018

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2018 is the seventh annual report of an independent study, commissioned by Crisis and funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England.


Tackling Multiple Disadvantage: Year 1 Interim Report

This interim report is the first of three reports for the evaluation of the Tackling Multiple Disadvantage (TMD) project.


Employment Pathways at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of a the Employment Pathways project at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire over the period March 2015 – February 2018.


Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority partnership

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of a partnership project between Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) over the period November 2015 – December 2017.


Ending Rough Sleeping: What Works? An international evidence review

This study demonstrates what works to end homelessness for rough sleepers through an international evidence review.


Crisis responds to Budget

In today’s Budget the Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced these measures for tackling homelessness which Crisis has campaigned for: £20m for private rented sector access and support (Help to Rent schemes campaigned for by Crisis) £28 for Housing First pilot schemes in 3 areas: Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands Confirmed the launch of the Homelessness Reduction Taskforce, which will develop a cross‑government strategy to work towards its commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022

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