Our practical resources, evidence-based solutions, and open source image library have been carefully designed to support you in your efforts to end homelessness.
Our Evidence in practice resources have been designed specifically for people working in the homelessness and housing sectors and offer practical guidance on applying key evidence areas to your local area, and our Evidence Notes provide concise summaries of the latest research.
We’re committed to tackling the stigma and discrimination surrounding homelessness and have developed a free-to-use image library so that you can represent people experiencing homelessness in non-stigmatising ways. Our upcoming language guide will follow shortly and will help us to remove stigma in our conversations surrounding homelessness.
Access the UK’s first free image library showcasing realistic and evidence-led images of people experiencing homelessness. These images challenge negative representations of people experiencing homelessness and depicts the subject of homelessness in natural and non-stereotypical ways.
Evidence in Practice is a resource for leaders at all levels in local authorities, interested in implementing evidence-based solutions to homelessness. Drawing on our Evidence Notes, these resources offer a way to engage with an evidence-based approach to this challenge, at your own pace with prompts, evidence and activities.
These resources will help you learn about the evidence base on what works in terms of preventing homelessness amongst people leaving institutions, think about how you can apply that to your local context, and come up with a plan of action.
You can work through this on your own, or with a small group. There are activities you can pick out to do as a team, or to kick off a workshop.
These resources draw on our Evidence Note on Drugs and Alcohol. These resources are designed to help you better understand the evidence about what works, think about how it applies to your own area and practice, identify gaps in information and prepare an action plan.
You can approach this on your own or, even better, with your team. Work through at the pace that works for you.If you have any feedback about this or any of our other resources, please get in touch.
Our Evidence Notes provide concise summaries for practitioners and policy-makers setting out what we know about what works to prevent and relieve and prevent homelessness on the following topics
This paper explores the link between homelessness and mental health, and provides effective interventions such as integrated support models and trauma-focused interventions to tackle these pressing issues.Read more
This paper provides an overview of the evidence for interventions designed for individuals being discharged from institutional settings such as prison, hospital and care. In addition to looking at research on the links between homelessness and discharge, we also look at how policy and further research can help improve outcomes in these areas.Read more
This paper looks at the evidence around the relationship between homelessness and mental health, with a focus on street homelessness and single homelessness. In addition to looking at statistical and research evidence on the links between homelessness and mental health, this paper examines evidence on the effectiveness of various approaches to treatment and prevention of mental health problems amongst people experiencing homelessness.Read more
This paper looks at the evidence around the relationship between homelessness and employment, with a focus on street homelessness and other forms of single homelessness.Read more
This paper looks at the evidence around the relationship between homelessness and immigration status, with a focus on street homelessness and other forms of single homelessness, looking in particular at people with no recourse to public funds.Read more
This paper describes some key trends about homelessness and the existing evidence about how this relates to changes in benefit entitlements. We discuss opportunities for data analyses to quantify these links as well as potential opportunities for reform. It should be read alongside the joint CHI-CIH paper on housing subsidies for people on low incomes.Read more
Homelessness prevention has become an increasingly important part of addressing homelessness in the UK and a number of countries across the world, including the US, Finland, Canada, Australia and Germany. This paper provides an overview of the evidence on the success of interventions for preventing homelessness.Read more
This paper provides an overview of the evidence on the relationship between homelessness and substance and alcohol use. It captures recent trends and identifies what we know about what works for whom. We conclude with some initial thoughts on implications for policy and practice.Read more
Our Evidence Tools for homelessness put evidence at people's fingertips, making the available evidence easier to use and highlighting where more and better evidence is needed. They show what the evidence says about homelessness interventions and help you make smarter decisions about how to best serve those experiencing homelessness in the future.Use the tools