Better evidence for a world without homelessness

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Find evidence

Our evidence tools are designed to help you find, access and understand the body of evidence for tackling homelessness.

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Apply evidence

We are committed to working with policy-makers and practitioners to apply the best available evidence in their work.

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Join the movement

We are at the heart of the movement to build a learning culture in the field of homelessness, using better data and evidence to improve outcomes.

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How we can help

Access evidence for ‘what works’

Our evidence tools give you access to the highest quality evidence from around the world that shows ‘what works’ in ending homelessness.

View Evidence and Gap Maps →
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View Evidence Finder →

Access data about ending homelessness

Our SHARE framework represents a birds-eye view for what it takes to end homelessness for good – supported by data from the UK to show our collective progress towards that goal.

View the SHARE framework →
View the SHARE reporting platform →

Learn how to use data, evaluation and design

We provide tools, programmes, and resources to help you and your organisation learn how to use data, evaluation and design to tackle homelessness effectively.

Learn about WWC evidence accelerator →
WWC resources (coming soon) →
Online training sessions (coming soon) →

Troubleshoot your homelessness challenges

We offer guidance for your specific local housing and homelessness challenges, based on the best available evidence for what works.

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Use evidence to plan ahead

We offer one-on-one support for critical planning moments such as strategy reviews and action plan development, to help ensure that the most important decisions are grounded in evidence.

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Use evidence to make more effective investments

We offer advice for foundations, grant providers and individuals on how best to invest money or resources to tackle homelessness.

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<home-header>Impact Forum 2021<home-header>

Impact Forum 2021 was a week-long series of live, online events, exploring what resilience means to individuals and organisations working in homelessness and related fields, and how we can build it into our systems to support an evidence-led end to homelessness. All were recorded.

Impact Forum 2021
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<home-header>End it with Evidence<home-header>

Our End it with Evidence campaign is a call to action to improve the lives of people who are homeless or at risk through evidence-led change.


<home-header>What Works Community<home-header>

The What Works Community: Local Government initiative focuses on helping local authorities explore evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.

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October 7, 2021

An evidence-based approach to tackling homelessness health inequalities

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how social inequality has implications for public health: rates of infection were much higher in communities where overcrowded households were more common. We know that the most extreme form of housing inequality is homelessness and it is here that health inequalities have, for decades, been greatest. 

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September 29, 2021

Ending homelessness: What would it take?

Sir Michael Barber, who was head of Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit from 2001-05 and set up a similar unit for Boris Johnson, is to advise the Centre for Homelessness Impact on delivering its mission to support the use of evidence to end homelessness. He explains why.

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