The homelessness monitor: England & Scotland
Research seminars in Westminster and Holyrood, launched Homelessness monitor reports for England and Scotland respectively. The research was commissioned by Crisis and undertaken by Heriot-Watt University and the University of York. Both events were chaired by Crisis Chief Executive, Leslie Morphy, with presentations from Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Professor Steve Wilcox, two of the lead researchers.
Homes for Britain
Crisis raised housing and homelessness issues at the 2012 party conferences as part of Homes for Britain, a united voice representing all parts of the housing sector aiming to put housing to the top of the political agenda. Crisis and St Mungo's hosted lively round table discussion at both the Conservative and Labour party conferences.
- Find out more about Homes for Britain
- Find out more about the Conservative Party conference
- Find out more about the Labour Party conference
- Find out more about the Liberal Democrat Party conference
This roundtable event launched Homelessness Kills, research conducted for crisis by Dr. Bethan Thomas, who was there to present her findings. Chaired by Crisis Director of Policy, Duncan Shrubsole, other speakers included Professor Steve Field, Chair of the National Inclusion Health Board and Charles Fraser, CEO of St Mungos. Key players from the fields of health and homelessness discussed the findings of this and other research, whilst also considering what more can be done to improve the health of homeless people within the context of a changing NHS and a new duty to reduce health inequalities.
Homelessness in austere times: lessons from home and abroad
White House advisor and world-renowned homelessness expert Professor Dennis Culhane joined Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick of Herriot Watt University and Andy Gale, an adviser on homelessness to the Department for Communities and Local Government, for Homelessness in austere times: lessons from home and abroad, at Somerset House, London.
- Find out more about the event
- Download the presentation slides
- Listen to a full audio recording of the event
Crisis Parliamentary reception - 40 years of Crisis at Christmas
This event in the House of Lords celebrated the lives helped and changed by Crisis at Christmas and the dedication of the thousands of volunteers who have made this possible over the last 40 years. Sponsored by Lord McKenzie of Luton, the evening included speeches from Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary Benn MP and Leslie Morphy OBE, Crisis Chief Executive. At the event, Grant Shapps announced a new £20 million fund for single homeless people.
- Find out more about the event
- More Crisis reaction to Grant Shapps' announcement
- Find out more about the £20 million announcement on the DCLG website
The homelessness monitor: England
This research seminar discussed the findings of The Homelessness Monitor: Tracking the Impacts of Policy and Economic Change in England, commissioned by Crisis and undertaken by Heriot-Watt University and the University of York. Chaired by Crisis Chief Executive, Leslie Morphy, there were presentations on the research from Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Professor Steve Wilcox. The senior civil servants, politicians and third sector policy and research professionals in attendance heard that after years of stable or falling levels of homelessness, 2010 marked the turning point when homelessness in all its forms started to rise again.
Big challenge for the Big Society
Crisis held an event at the Conservative Party Conference to ask if the Coalition can solve homelessness. As well as Crisis Director of Policy and External Affairs Duncan Shrubsole, the speakers at the event were the Mayor of London’s Housing Adviser Richard Blakeway, Stephen Hammond MP, who is PPS to Eric Pickles, and Westminster Councillor Philippa Roe, who has responsibility for housing benefit. The discussion was chaired by Alex Morton, Senior Research Fellow for Housing and Planning at the think tank Policy Exchange.
No place like home: where next for housing and homelessness?
Crisis held an event at the Liberal Democrat party conference. As well as Crisis Director of Policy and External Affairs, Duncan Shrubsole, the speakers were MPs Simon Hughes and Stephen Gilbert and Lib Dem peer Lord Shipley.
The hidden truth about homelessness
Crisis unveiled its new research, The hidden truth about homelessness, in the House of Lords. The research revealed how single homeless people are slipping through the cracks in support into years of homelessness. Dr Kesia Reeve, of the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University who led the research, presented the findings to an audience of journalists, peers, and MPs including shadow housing minister Alison Seabeck MP, and the Shadow Work and Pensions Minister Lord McKenzie of Luton.