Homelessness knowledge hub

Crisis is a leading source for knowledge on homelessness in the UK. Here you will find research about homelessness trends, the causes of homelessness and its impacts.

Homelessness Monitor

The Homelessness Monitor is a longitudinal study, commissioned by Crisis and is funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in the UK.

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Benefits and employment

Research into how the welfare system impacts on homelessness

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Services and interventions

Analysis looking at the effectiveness of homeless services from Crisis and others.

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Health and wellbeing

Research into the impact homelessness has on physical and mental health

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Housing models and access

Evidence on the different types of housing available in the UK and barriers to accessing them

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International plans to end homelessness

Research from overseas on ending homelessness.

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Cost of homelessness

Research into the personal and societal costs of homelessness and the impact on services

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Types of homelessness

Research into categories and definitions of homelessness

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Homelessness research


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Employment Pathways at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of a the Employment Pathways project at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire over the period March 2015 – February 2018.

Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority partnership

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of a partnership project between Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) over the period November 2015 – December 2017.

Ending Rough Sleeping: What Works? An international evidence review

This study demonstrates what works to end homelessness for rough sleepers through an international evidence review.

Crisis responds to Budget

In today’s Budget the Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced these measures for tackling homelessness which Crisis has campaigned for: £20m for private rented sector access and support (Help to Rent schemes campaigned for by Crisis) £28 for Housing First pilot schemes in 3 areas: Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands Confirmed the launch of the Homelessness Reduction Taskforce, which will develop a cross‑government strategy to work towards its commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022

Y monitor digartrefedd: Cymru 2017

Astudiaeth hydredol yw’r monitor digartrefedd, ac mae’n darparu dadansoddiad annibynnol o effaith datblygiadau economaidd a datblygiadau polisi diweddar ar ddigartrefedd ledled y Deyrnas Unedig.

Moving On: Improving Access to Housing for Single Homeless People in England

Moving On is a report produced by Crisis studying the scale of single homelessness in England and the barriers single homeless people face accessing social housing.

The Homelessness Monitor: Wales 2017

Independent study on the impact of recent economic and policy developments on homelessness

Homelessness projections: Core homelessness in Great Britain (2017)

The first part of a two-part study examining the current and projected levels of different categories of homelessness, defined as ‘core’ and ‘wider’ homelessness.

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