We're working with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University to undertake a systematic review of the effectiveness of harm reduction versus abstinence-based substance use interventions for people experiencing homelessness.
Systematic reviews are transparent, comprehensive, and structured reviews of existing evidence around the effectiveness of interventions. As part of the search strategy for systematic review, we are calling for evidence, inviting people with lived experience, researchers, commissioners, service providers and wider stakeholders to submit relevant grey evidence (unpublished, non-commercial information) for consideration in the review. We are looking for evidence that is:
Please submit your evidence by emailing Jordan Harrison at email@example.com. Please use the subject header ‘Call for evidence’ and attach a copy of the relevant publication, or link to where it is published. Any evidence must be submitted by Friday 8th January 2021 to be considered.
At-a-glance evidence of what works to end homelessness
Summaries of existing research into how to relieve and prevent homelessness are to be published in a series of short papers by the Centre for Homelessness Impact.
Money spent on housing support could be used more effectively, new joint report finds
A new report by the Chartered institute of Housing (CIH) and the Centre for Homelessness Impact highlights that money spent on housing support could be used more effectively.
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.