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

Research report: The reconnection of rough sleepers within the UK: an evaluation

Crisis' new report provides the first ever evaluation of 'reconnections', the process by which rough sleepers, with a connection to another area, are supported to return to there.

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Research report: Evaluation of the Sharing Solutions programme

The report evaluates the Sharing Solutions programme funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and run for 18 months from 2013 until 2015. The programme aimed to increase the amount of shared accommodation for those subject to the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR) of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) as well as improve the way in which schemes supported both tenants in shared accommodation and landlords letting their properties out to sharers.

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