Joe Kane-Smith

Best Practice Development Manager, Crisis

Joe is working closely with five local authorities to support the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act

Blogs from this author

The 3rd April 2018 marked the most fundamental change to our English homelessness legislation in forty years – the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA). Crisis were heavily involved from the initial conception to the enactment of the legislation through our No One Turned Away campaign.


The majority of the provisions within the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into effect on th...


Our first blog outlining how we will work in the open and how to get the most from our project site


Our key takeaways from the largest conference in the UK for practitioners working in housing options, allocations and homelessness


Introducing one of our tools. An ambitious and comprehensive checklist to help local authorities develop strategies that aim to end homelessness in their local areas


The Local Digital Fund is now open for its second round of applications for collaborative digital projects. We explore the implications for local homelessness services and some ideas from the previous round


Introducing the first two self-assessment tools from a suite we are developing. These focus on meeting legal duties and following statutory guidance


We are creating a holistic approach to reviewing a housing options service which consolidates all our work to date. In this post we share our current progress, existing resources and plans for the future


Introducing our guidance for local authorities and an open-access toolkit we’re coordinating to support the sector. Please use and share


Following our work supporting local emergency responses, we’ve developed a new toolkit with a range of practical resources and guidance for local areas transitioning from emergency COVID-19 arrangements