SHARE framework

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Understand what it means to end homelessness
Track, measure and compare progress
Building the right conditions to end homelessness for good
The SHARE framework sets out clear principles to inform how preventing and ending homelessness should be framed and assessed.
It aims to take into account all relevant data, while also setting the highest standards for transparency and accountability when working to prevent or relieve homelessness.
Explore the interactive framework

Drawing on sources from across the four nations of the UK, the tool allows you to find all the important data you need to help measure what matters, assess progress and drive data quality improvement in key measures of prevention. 

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The SHARE framework:
what's needed to prevent homelessness

Our shared vision is to prevent homelessness whenever possible or otherwise making it rare, brief and non-recurring. This allows us to focus on what matters most so that we can work together more effectively to end homelessness and achieve better results with the available resources.


The SHARE framework offers a birds-eye view of what it takes to prevent, and ultimately end, homelessness. It uses all of the data and measures that are currently available, as well as suggesting some new measures where appropriate. As a growing, iterative platform, there are significant gaps in certain action areas — especially 'Smart policy' and 'Ecosystem of services' —  and work is already underway to fill in these gaps and provide updates.

Track progress

A fundamental first step towards ending homelessness is assessing progress, so we can be confident that our actions are having the necessary impact.

Find bright spots

Over time, the interactive framework will allow you to compare data from different areas, letting you see where good work is being done to share practices, approaches and strategies.

Identify gaps

Measuring indicators over time will highlight areas in which we're not making progress and where more attention is needed to drive prevention upstream.

Developed in collaboration with the ONS

The platform is the result of a collaboration between the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Thanks to our contributors

Special thanks to the Ministry for Housing and Local Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
An evolving framework
Missing indicators

Build the evidence of the policies, practices and programmes that achieve the most effective results to improve the lives of people who are homeless or at risk.

Local authority data

Our ambition is to get local authority level data for as many indicators as possible to complement the existing national level data.

User testing

We are planning further user testing to learn how the framework can best support both practitioners and policymakers.

How we got here

Through a process of open consultation with all the UK governments, we worked with ONS to compare the drivers of homelessness with the academic evidence base to make sure the framework is both rigorous and helpful to users. ONS researched and compiled data sources and where there were data gaps, we considered whether to produce new statistics, outlining the options, constraints and rationale for further research.

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