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Crisis and Newcastle City Council launch Evidence Review of homelessness within the city

On 20 June 2019 Newcastle City Council and Crisis announced a formal partnership focused on ending homelessness in Newcastle.

The partnership commits us to an ambitious place-based programme, underpinned by a collective understanding of what causes homelessness, how we currently respond, and how we maximise the value of our collective investment to end homelessness. In doing so, we will consider the role of structures, systems and services as well as the organisational and professional values and behaviours they produce. We will work with a range of stakeholders to understand their perspective on homelessness in Newcastle and the role they play in ending it.

To inform the development of the partnership’s strategy for ending homelessness in Newcastle, we are conduct a review of homelessness in the city. The review is intended to help us to better understand the scale and nature of homelessness within Newcastle, the effectiveness of our responses, what drives organisational and professional behaviour, and what needs to be done differently to end homelessness. The views of residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be central to this work, as will the views of those who work closely with residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The review will need to be more than just a report. It should help us to better understand how we can end homelessness in Newcastle, informing how we make a material difference to the reality of resident’s lives in the city.

The overview document details the different elements of the work and how they fit together. There is an individual tender document for each piece of the work.

Contractors may tender for as many or as few of the pieces of the work as they like. If submitting for more than one tender please feel free to do this in the same document but please make sure that the documents speaks to this different elements of the research. Submissions from consortiums are also permitted though please list all relevant parties in the document. Decisions will be made per tender so those submitting for than one piece may be successful for one but not another.

Please note that due to the on-going response to the coronavirus pandemic there may be unforeseen delays and limitations to the face-to-face work within this tender. Please consider and detail any methodological approaches you could utilise to mitigate the impact this will have on the research.

Submission proposals are due on 29th May 2020. Invitation to Tender Documents are below:

Overview Document

Element 1 – Services

Element 2 – Lived Experience

Element 3 – Expenditure and Assets

For further information, please contact Lewis.haines@crisis.org.uk