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

Research report: Better than cure? Testing the case for enhancing prevention of single homelessness in England

The research was carried out by the University of York and University of Pennsylvania and examines the financial implications of extending homelessness prevention services in England. It draws on in-depth interviews with 86 people who had been homeless for at least 90 days to unpick the reduction in public spending that would occur if their homelessness had been prevented.

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Policy briefing: Crisis Briefing: Second Reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill

The Homelessness Reduction Bill is a Private Member?s Bill introduced by Bob Blackman MP. It brings much-needed reform to England?s 40-year-old homelessness legislation. The bill has its Second Reading on Friday 28th October.

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