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The Coronavirus has ushered in unprecedented and uncertain times for all of us, but there’s no doubting that people facing homelessness are hit uniquely hard by the pandemic. Those forced to sleep rough are more likely to suffer from respiratory conditions and other illnesses that will make them particularly vulnerable to the virus.


27/03/2020

People facing homelessness, particularly those who are rough sleeping, are hit uniquely hard by t...


27/03/2020

Introducing the first of two reports from our HRA research project. This one looks at the early implementation of the Act in 6 local areas and is based on almost 1000 surveys exploring how it is working from the perspective of people facing homelessness


10/03/2020

None of us can be certain about the future. Jobs come and go, our health can decline and a host o...


09/03/2020

Rough sleeping is the most brutal and devastating form of homelessness. Right now, thousands of people across England are living on the streets; sleeping in doorways and bus shelters, exposed to extreme weather and abuse and — in the worst cases — dying because of it.


04/03/2020

The Action Group chair reports back from the February meeting, which looked at how to scale-up rapid rehousing and get local partnerships in place to end homelessness.


28/02/2020

Our recent policy seminar asked what role a ‘rapid rehousing’ approach can play in ending homelessness in Wales, drawing on the research and implementation at home and abroad.


20/02/2020

The Prevention Review Group met yesterday, our third meeting since we started our work in November. As discussions have unfolded, some initial recommendations have emerged as to how we see homelessness prevention developing in Scotland.


19/02/2020

The EU Settlement Scheme can be a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness in the UK. But some key changes are needed to ensure that vulnerable people aren’t shut out of this opportunity to end their homelessness for good.


12/02/2020

For those of us working with victims and survivors of domestic violence, the Domestic Abuse Bill...


05/02/2020