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 2017

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



Front cover of At any cost report

Better than Cure?

Unpicks the reduction in public spending that would occur if homelessness is prevented.


Cover of Sustain report

Turned Away

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

Latest Policy & Research

Research report: The homelessness monitor: England 2017

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2017 is the sixth 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.

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Policy briefing: Joint briefing on the Homelessness Reduction Bill second reading

Joint briefing from homelessness charities Centrepoint, Crisis, DePaul, Homeless Link, Housing Justice and St Mungo's for the second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill debate in the Lords

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