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 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
The research was carried out by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University and examines the barriers single homeless people face accessing the private rented sector. It draws on a survey with over 900 landlords, a survey with homeless people and local authority officers to unpick the effect of policy changes in the social and private housing markets and letting practices across England and Scotland.
Policy briefing: Universal Credit: Frequently Asked Questions
Universal Credit is the Government's new, simplified working age welfare system, rolling several benefits and tax credits into one single household payment. This document is intended to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about Universal Credit.
- Home. No less will do: Homeless people?s access to the Private Rented Sector (Jul, 2016)
- Universal Credit: Frequently Asked Questions (Jul, 2016)
- No One Turned Away: Changing the law to prevent and tackle homelessness (May, 2016)
- No One Turned Away: Process Map (May, 2016)
- Joint response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into the disability employment gap (May, 2016)