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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- Find out about our research and download the reports
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- The Crisis blog: conversations on matters related to homelessness
The homelessness monitor 2016
Tracking the impacts of policy and economic change on homelessness across the UK.
At what cost?
Explores the costs to the public purse when single homelessness is not prevented early.
Exploring the quality of assistance single homeless people receive from councils across England.
Latest Policy & Research
Response to government: Crisis submission to HM Treasury Budget consultation
Our proposals are focused on making best use of available funds from across government and targeting spending at preventing homelessness where possible.
Response to government: The homelessness monitor: England 2016
The Homelessness Monitor: England 2016 is the fifth annual report of an independent study, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes.
- Crisis submission to HM Treasury Budget consultation (Feb, 2016)
- The homelessness monitor: England 2016 (Jan, 2016)
- Lead London Home: Manifesto for single homeless people 2016-2020 (Jan, 2016)
- Scottish private tenancies bill stage 1 debate briefing (Jan, 2016)
- Crisis Skylight Pathways to progression (Jan, 2016)