“It is a tragedy that today almost 250,000 people in Great Britain are homeless, leaving too many women, men and children vulnerable on our streets or in inadequate accommodation. Many churches support people who are homeless, befriending them and providing a listening ear, as well as offering food, night shelters and other practical help. But there is so much more that we can, and should, all be doing as a society.
This Plan to End Homelessness provides the evidence-based policies and practical solutions that are needed to help ensure that homelessness becomes a thing of the past, so that everyone has access to the kind of safe and stable housing that is so vital to human dignity and society’s flourishing.”
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby
Archbishop of Canterbury
“In the late 2000s we lived in a country where the numbers of human beings forced to sleep on the streets was in the hundreds. It is shocking that in the last decade we have seen that progress reversed, to the tragic situation of thousands now sleep rough every night. This should be to our national shame.
“I congratulate Crisis for seizing this important campaign and providing a solution to tackle all forms of homelessness, not only rough sleeping. Countless families are facing destitution and homelessness every minute and hour of the day.
“The time is right for a new national and political effort to tackle all forms of homelessness. Action must be driven not only by government, but also by communities nationwide.
“Crisis has provided us not only with the challenge to take up action, but in this plan, the solutions to make lasting change.”
Dame Louise Casey
Chair, Institute of Global Homelessness
“Grounded in an understanding of how the homelessness crisis emerged, and based on data and evidence, Everybody In is an inspiring vision of how to end homelessness in the UK by focusing on housing. If any organization can lead the campaign to make this vision a reality, it is Crisis.”
President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness
“Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain is quite an extraordinary paper. You can read it as a highly ambitious report on the state of the art of homelessness policy. But it is much more: a manifesto and a roadmap to a policy that eventually could end homelessness for good. There is much to admire in this paper: a consistently participatory process of execution, systematic, comprehensive and coherent approach and argumentation but most of all an ethically justified high level of ambition in setting future policy goals. After this no one can say that they don’t know what should be done to end homelessness.
“In this report culminates much of the aspirations and work Crisis has done already for 50 years and it should have the same revolutionary impact as the Beveridge Report had in its own time. It is a powerful call to arms to fight together the one great evil: homelessness.”
CEO, Y-Foundation, Finland
“I love the audacity and brilliance of this plan. It’s a bold, thoughtful and meticulously researched document that lays out an ambitious and highly achievable plan to end homelessness in the UK. I’ve studied (and ripped off!) plans, programs and models for ending homelessness from all over the globe for more than a decade now, and this is one of the best – if not the best – I’ve seen. I fully intend to steal large parts it to advance our efforts in Canada.
“Great work Crisis – put this plan to work and an end to homelessness in the UK is not only possible, it’s within your reach.”
President & CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness