In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live.
People lose their homes for a variety of reasons. Rising pressure from high rents and low pay, or a sudden life event like losing a job or family breakdown, can quickly force people into homelessness. But it doesn’t need to be like this.
We can end homelessness for good. This doesn’t mean that no-one will ever lose their home again, but that everyone facing homelessness gets the help they need quickly.
We’ve published a plan showing the solutions that can end homelessness in Britain, including how long it will take and how much it will cost.
11/06/2018, QEII Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE , 9.30am - 4.20pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in England a reality.
14/06/2018, National Museum, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in Wales a reality.
18/06/2018, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE , 9.30am - 4.30pm
Join us to hear from sector experts and academics on the solutions presented in the plan and how, together, we can make ending homelessness in Scotland a reality.
Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating.
Homelessness has social causes, including a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment. Against this backdrop, lots of different life events and circumstances can be the trigger for an individual to become homeless.
In many parts of the UK, homelessness is rising.
To end homelessness, we need to understand and change the factors which cause it and make it worse. Issues such as the availability of affordable housing, legislation and the benefits system are part of this.
Our work with individuals drives our work to influence government, local authorities and housing providers' policy and practice to end homelessness.
We break down the barriers homeless people face when finding a rented home.
We support social landlords (including local authorities, housing associations and established Help to Rent projects) to develop services which work.
Our Renting Ready training helps prospective tenants learn about budgeting and bills, finding flatmates or DIY.