Our mission and impact

We exist to accelerate the end of homelessness by focussing on what works
There is an important opportunity to make limited resources go further and improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness by growing a movement that can lead to more and faster learning and experimentation across the field.
How we do it
We mobilise changemakers

We create a learning culture and help policy-makes, practitioners and funders ask difficult questions and act promptly on the best knowledge available.

We support implementation

We work alongside leaders working towards ending homelessness to help them harness the power of data and evidence to maximise the positive impact of limited resources.

We make evidence accessible

We help generate a wide range of reliable evidence required to effectively address the complex systems that influence homelessness

Why we do it

Our ultimate vision is to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring. To be confident we are working towards that goal, we developed an outcomes framework (SHARE) to guide all our efforts.

It provides a bird's-eye view of what it takes to prevent homelessness at population level, and is helping us track progress towards the ultimate vision in the UK.

Explore the Interactive SHARE Framework
Ending homelessness for good is within our reach

To break the cycle of homelessness, we need to start with the end goal in mind. Our path to get there is clearly laid out in our strategy.

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We are a catalyst for creating evidence-led change

We are not a traditional organisation and we do not intend to become one. We exist to act as a catalyst for evidence-led change in the sector. Over the next 10 years we will work with leaders across all levels of organisations to break the cycle of recurring homelessness across the UK.

See our ten year plan

“By focusing on What Works, the Centre for Homelessness Impact is paving the way for organisations in the field of homelessness and beyond to make evidence-led decisions. Their commitment to helping generate new evidence and then supporting it to be applied in practice means that policymakers, practitioners and commissioners everywhere can improve their outcomes on an ongoing basis.”

David Halpern, What Works National Adviser and CEO, Behavioural Insights Team
Our impact so far

Our Impact Report is a public measure of our growth spurts and growing pains and a celebration of the countless hands that brought this work to life.

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