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Chris Hancock

Head of Best Practice, Crisis

Chris is responsible for our housing services. He leads on our funding and support for other organisations who are using the Private Rented Sector as a housing option for homeless people. You can find out more about that work here

Blogs from this author

Private renting is increasingly the biggest solution to homelessness and yet, for some time now,...


20/07/2017

There’s been a lot of excitement around our plan to end homelessness. We’ve spoken with a wide ra...


16/08/2018

The homelessness and housing sectors currently face a huge and unprecedented challenge. How do we support some of the people most at risk of coronavirus in our society to keep themselves safe? How do they find and access self-contained accommodation for people at a point where all the usual means of doing that are shut down? How do we provide the basics of food and sanitation when even those of us with a home are struggling to do that?


30/03/2020

The homelessness and housing sectors currently face a huge and unprecedented challenge. How do we support some of the people most at risk of coronavirus in our society to keep themselves safe? How do they find and access self-contained accommodation for people at a point where all the usual means of doing that are shut down? How do we provide the basics of food and sanitation when even those of us with a home are struggling to do that?


30/03/2020

We knew there would be huge demand but probably not this much and mainly for the £5k fund - which 80% of all the applications have asked for. With hindsight it is probably too soon for anyone to know really what their services will look like after this.


22/04/2020

I blogged before on our In This Together Fund where we have now funded 215 local charities across...


18/06/2020