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. 

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The homelessness monitor

The homelessness monitor

A five year project tracking the impact of policy change and economic developments in the UK.

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A longitudinal study of housing wellbeing in the private rented sector Crisis

Universal Credit FAQs

Universal Credit FAQs

Answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about the Government's new benefit system.

Housing Benefit cuts briefing

Housing Benefit cuts

A briefing on all the recent and forthcoming cuts to Housing Benefit.

Latest Policy & Research

Policy briefing: Crisis' briefing: Homelessness

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Response to government: Crisis response to the WCA: Year 5 Independent Review

Crisis submission of evidence to the fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment.

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