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

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Nations Apart

Exploring the experiences of single homeless people across Great Britain.

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Turned Away

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

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

Response to government: Crisis response to the Government consultation on the local government finance settlement 2015-16

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Research report: Nations apart? Experiences of single homeless people across Great Britain.

This report provides the first ever profile of single homeless people across England, Wales and Scotland. Drawing on interviews with nearly 500 homeless people across 16 local authorities, it shows the reasons people first become homeless and asks what lessons can be learnt from the approaches taken by the different countries.

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