Policy & Research

With more than 40 years of work, we've built up a huge body of expertise and experience directly influencing policy and practice in a number of areas. We also deliver and commission research to better understand the causes and nature of homelessness. 

Recommended reading

Homelessness Monitor: England 2015 report front cover

The homelessness monitor 2016

Tracking the impacts of policy and economic change on homelessness across the UK.



Front cover of At any cost report

At what cost?

Explores the costs to the public purse when single homelessness is not prevented early.


Cover of Sustain report

Turned Away

Exploring the quality of assistance single homeless people receive from councils across England.

Latest Policy & Research

Research report: "It's no life at all" Rough sleepers' experiences of violence and abuse on the streets of England and Wales

A survey of over 450 current and recent rough sleepers across England and Wales shows the high levels of abuse and violence experienced by people we spoke to and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing.

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Response to government: Consultation on a new private tenancy for Scotland: Crisis' response

Crisis responds to a consultation on the regulations and policy creating a new model private tenancy in Scotland and the statutory notifications to be used alongside it.

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