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 2015

Tracking the impacts of policy and economic change on homelessness in the England..




Cover of Nations Apart report

Nations Apart

Exploring the experiences of single homeless people across Great Britain.

Cover of Sustain report

Turned Away

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

Universal Credit FAQs

Benefit sanctions

Crisis' latest research examines the link between benefit sanctions and homelessness.

Housing Benefit cuts briefing


The first-ever evaluation of the reconnections policy.

Latest Policy & Research

Policy briefing: Housing Benefit for 18 to 21 year olds

A joint briefing from the homelessness sector calling for access to housing benefit to be maintained for 18 to 21 year olds who need help with their housing costs.

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Response to government: Consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector-Scotland

Second Scottish consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector.

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