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January 19, 2023

Make a resolution for 2023: play your part in bringing an end to homelessness

Thank you to everyone who supported our End It With Evidence campaign. We believe this played an important role in building support for a movement to end homelessness with better evidence. In May 2024, we transferred activity within the campaign to become part of our wider communications and implementation work.

A study commissioned by fitness app Strava found that 19 January is the date that people are most likely to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. This can either be because the resolution has been accomplished, the associated costs of the resolution are too high or simply because it is now a societal norm to not complete your resolution. 

In 2023, we at the Centre for Homelessness Impact want to help provide you with a resolution. Or rather, a pledge. One that we will help you to achieve, one that is easy to complete and one that will help in our drive towards ending homelessness. 

The key to a good resolution appears to be to make one that is goal-oriented and can be achieved in a very short space of time. 

At the Centre for Homelessness Impact our mission is to help end homelessness in the UK. This cannot be achieved in a very short space of time but our mission is to achieve this goal by 2030. 

We cannot achieve this mission in one go. Our work is therefore broken down into smaller, more manageable goals - like any good resolution. One of these goals is our End it with Evidence campaign and this is where you come in. 

End it with Evidence is a call to action. To use evidence to help bring an end to homelessness in the UK, once and for all. Hundreds of people across the UK have already signed our pledge which calls on everybody in the homeless movement and beyond it to commit to using evidence-led practices and policies to bring an end to homelessness. 

But we can always do more. We must do more. 

Nothing is more powerful than people power. If we all unite and speak as one on this vital issue, we will be impossible to ignore and change will come. It will cease to be a call to action and it will become an action. 

That is where you come in. We would like to invite you to make a resolution for 2023: to play your part in bringing an end to homelessness. Doing so couldn’t be easier. All we are asking you to do is sign our pledge and grow our call to action. That’s it. That’s all you need to do to join us in asking those with the power to use the best evidence to guide them in what to do to help those most in need. If you want to go further, you can invite your friends and family to do the same by sharing this page or following us on social media (links below). And change will come faster if you encourage decision-makers to follow suit and to commit to gathering and acting on the best evidence to end homelessness for good.

We live in a time of great change. This is your opportunity to make a change, make a difference. We hope you will join us.

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