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 2016

Tracking the impacts of policy and economic change on homelessness across the UK.



Front cover of At any cost report

At what cost?

Explores the costs to the public purse when single homelessness is not prevented early.


Cover of Sustain report

Turned Away

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

Latest Policy & Research

Policy briefing: Homelessness in Scotland briefing

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Research report: Home. No less will do: Homeless people's access to the Private Rented Sector

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.

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