We have been created in response to the need for an independent voice that can focus on ensuring that policy and practice is informed by reliable evidence.

Working collaboratively with others we hope to help people working to end homelessness achieve even better results. A surprising number of people continue to experience homelessness each year despite the millions of pounds invested each year to address the issue. There is a financial as well as moral imperative to act. In other fields a whole movement has emerged to help find more ways to link research to policy and practice. Through our new Centre, a member of the What Works Network, the homelessness sector is now catching up. 

The Centre for Homelessness Impact was created by Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network with philanthropic funding. We became a fully independent organisation in spring 2019.