Our Evidence Tools for homelessness put evidence at people's fingertips, making the evidence that’s available easier to assess and use. Current tools 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. We believe that over time these and future tools we develop will form a vital infrastructure to end homelessness effectively.
A single, accessible and trusted entry-point to the current body of evidence for homelessness interventions. The tool provides one-page overviews of the available evidence, including simple ratings for strength of evidence, cost-effectiveness and impact, as well as detail on what the studies say about each intervention. Use this tool as a trusted starting point for making evidence-informed decisions. >> View Intervention Tool
Our Evidence and Gap Maps for homelessness bring together the most reliable existing evidence on homelessness interventions from around the world to highlight where evidence does or doesn’t exist for specific interventions and outcomes. This allows those working in homelessness to be more strategic about how they fill the gaps in knowledge. >> View the maps
Use our Evidence Finder to see where studies have been conducted around the world, and filter results by category. Each pin provides a link to the original study. The studies from this map come from both of our Evidence and Gap Maps. We will continue to add new studies as they become available. >> View Evidence Finder
Our SHARE framework outlines a shared vision for ending homelessness - shaping a path towards a future where homelessness, when unavoidable, is only ever brief and non-recurrent. Based on up to date and reliable evidence, it outlines five strategies which offer the best chance of success. >> View SHARE Framework
As our inaugural Impact Forums come to a close, we’ll be sharing key insights from the events and reflecting on where the What Works movement in homelessness goes next.
How a policy or service is implemented on the front line can make or break an intervention. Our Intervention Tool, which summarises the reliable evidence for homelessness interventions, is designed to inform commissioners, policymakers and practitioners, and improve intervention strategies and implementation.
On 2nd April 2019, we joined forces with Solace and the District Councils Network to bring together Local Authority leads from across England to mark the anniversary of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act and identify 5 opportunities for evidence and data to be used to improve outcomes.
The creation of the new Centre was preceded by the publication of this Crisis and GHN report, which showed that there was support for the initiative and that it was possible to deliver it. Read more