A fundamental first step towards ending homelessness is assessing progress, so we can be confident that our actions are having the necessary impact.
Over time, the platform will allow you to compare data from different areas, letting you see where good work is being done to share practices, approaches and strategies.
Measuring indicators over time will highlight areas in which we're not making progress and where more attention is needed to drive prevention upstream.
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.
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.
Our ambition is to get local authority level data for as many indicators as possible to complement the existing national level data.
We are planning further user testing to learn how the framework can best support both practitioners and policymakers.
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.Read the report