This plan was written and edited by Matt Downie
Content was also written by: Bex Pritchard; Ben Sanders; Beth Reid; Chris Hancock; Ciara Devlin; Cuchulainn Sutton-Hamilton; Francesca Albanese; George Olney; Hannah Gousy; Jasmine Basran; Kate Nightingale; Lynn McMath; Maeve McGoldrick; Nick Morris; Ruth Jacob; Sarah Rowe; and Tim Davies.
The plan was copy-edited by Michaela Miller, and designed by Chris Welch; Harriet Lyall; Munya Chidakwa; and Siâron Hughes.
Our sincere thanks are owed to the following people who have provided invaluable insight in guiding the development and content of this plan: Lord Best OBE; Mark Prisk MP; Jackie Baillie MSP; Tamsin Stirling; and Nick Raynsford.
Our experts by experience panels, who have used their lived experience of homelessness to inform the solutions in the plan.
The following organisations and people have provided vital new evidence to inform the plan: The Social Care Institute for Excellence; The FrameWorks Institute; the National Housing Federation; the Chartered Institute of Housing; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Imogen Blood and Associates; Homeless Link, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Dr Lígia Teixeira; Dr Jenny Wood; Dr Peter Mackie; Professor Sarah Johnsen; Professor Glen Bramley; Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick; and Liz Davies.
We are grateful to the following people for their assistance in refining the analysis of Chapter 13 ‘Homelessness legislation’: Professor Glen Bramley; Tessa Buchanan; Professor Sarah Johnsen; Connor Johnston; Dr Peter Mackie; Neil Morland; Professor Mark Stephens; Tamsin Stirling; and Dr Beth Watts.
We are also grateful to everyone who assisted in reviewing content in all other chapters and for their helpful observations on the draft findings and recommendations, including: Abigail Gill; Ashley Campbell; Beatrice Orchard; Carolina Albuerne; Chris Brill; Dan Dumoulin; Dr Peter Mackie; Faye Greaves; Fizza Quereshi; Hannah Cooper; Hazel Williams; Heather Petch; Heather Spurr; Jacqui McCluskey; Joanne Prestidge; Kama Petruczenko; Kirsty McKechnie; Margaret-Ann Brünjes; Patrick Duce; Professor Sarah Johnsen; Robyn Casey; Sally Daghlian; Sam Lister; Tony Cain and all relevant government departments across Britain, in particular the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; the Department for Work and Pensions; the Department of Health Social Care; and the Home Office in England; Housing and Regeneration in Wales; and the Scottish Government’s Housing and Social Justice Directorate.
The final report represents the views of Crisis, and any mistakes are ours alone.
The consultation to inform this plan was made possible by the generous collaboration of the external delivery boards in England, Scotland and Wales, and the following partners and colleagues: Action Foundation; Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers; Albert Kennedy Trust; Bethany Christian Trust user group; Birmingham City Council; Bournemouth Churches Housing Association; Careers Wales; Centrepoint; Child Poverty Action Group Scotland; Citizens Advice; Chartered Institute of Housing; Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland; Clinks; Community Housing Cymru; Crisis Skylight member forums; Croydon Council; Cymorth Cymru; Depaul UK; Edinburgh Cyrenians; Employment Related Support Association; Framework; Glasgow Homelessness Network; Groundswell UK; Homeless Link; Housing Justice; Herts Young Homeless; Just Life; National Landlord’s Association; Newcastle City Council;
Path Devon; Pobl Group; Porchlight; Positive Steps/Salvation Army; Phoenix Futures; Praxis Community Projects; Simon Community; Shelter; Shelter Scotland; Shelter Cymru; Streetwork; St Mungo’s; The End Youth Homelessness Coalition Campaign; The Passage; The Wallich; The Y Leicester; Two Saints; Women’s Aid; Uscreates.
Countless staff at Crisis have contributed to this document and the wider project to mark our 50th anniversary with a plan to end homelessness. Thanks especially to colleagues in the following teams: Fiftieth Anniversary; Fundraising; Housing; Innovation and Enterprise; Internal Communications; Marketing and Communications; Member Involvement; New Developments; Policy and Campaigns; Research and Evaluation; Skylight Directors.
Francesca Albanese has expertly managed the vast array of evidence gathering and research for this project.
Finally, this project would not have been possible without the ever-patient Ciara Devlin, who has expertly guided all elements of the work.
Disclaimer: All views and any errors contained in this report are the responsibility of Crisis