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December 24, 2023

Looking back on 2023

Hear from staff at the Centre as they share some of the impactful initiatives they have worked on throughout 2023. From launching a non-stigmatising image library to addressing staff wellbeing, take a closer look at the progress we have made over the year.

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December 21, 2023

Smart government in homelessness: How a new programme aims to elevate responses and accelerate scaling of innovation

Find out more about a new government initiative in England is poised to change the way innovation and existing practices are tested and scaled. The ‘Test and Learn and Systems’ initiative combines strategic investments in services with gold standard evaluation, promising a paradigm shift in how resources are allocated to relieving and preventing homelessness and rough sleeping.

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December 18, 2023

Foundations’ feasibility study paves the way for Staying Close programme evaluation

Find out more about the feasibility study conducted by Foundations highlights the need for better data on social connectedness among these young individuals on the 'Staying close' programme, and how their work has paved the way for the Centre to carry our an evaluation of the program's impact.

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December 8, 2023

Orwell Prize: Been There Done That!

This piece, piece, submitted for the 2023 Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness, shares the journey from a happy home to homelessness, marked by struggles with drugs, alcohol, and the challenges of finding stable housing. Explore Liam Maughan's piece.

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December 5, 2023

Impact Forum London: Cultivating hope in the face of adversity

What happened at Impact Forum: London? Find out in this blog by Hamida Alkhoder, writer and member of the Refugee Advisory Group at Migration Yorkshire, where they explore how the event was a catalyst for reflection and highlighted the importance of advocating for people experiencing homelessness.

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A groundbreaking approach to evidence-led solutions

In this blog, our CEO, Ligia Teixeira, introduces Test and Learn and the System Wide Evaluation and how this innovative programme aims to build a robust evidence base, test new strategies, and evaluate existing practices to bring about real change.

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November 22, 2023

£15m programme to elevate evidence of what works to end rough sleeping and reduce homelessness

Find out more about our latest programme of work that will test eight innovative interventions, aimed to eradicate rough sleeping and transform the homelessness landscape through rigorous scientific evaluation and system-wide analysis.

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November 20, 2023

Housing people with no recourse to public funds

Jude McCaffrey​​​​ discusses how Oxfordshire Homeless Movement and Soha worked together to house people experiencing homelessness with no recourse to public funds and the impact that it had.

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