The What Works Community helps organisations use evidence and data to achieve greater impact in their homelessness work. If you'd like our help, register your interest below.
“I can’t wait to meet the other leaders and watch them go on the same transformational journey that our pilot team went on, which truly has the power to change how their organisations respond to homelessness and other complex issues.”
This year, we're working with a new cohort of local authorities to help them tackle their local homelessness challenges by improving their use of good quality data and evidence.
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Wychavon and Malvern Hills
Isle of Wight
Christchurch and Poole
Cambridge City and County
City of Kingston upon Hull
In 2019 we worked with 3 teams from East Ayrshire, Southend-on-Sea and Pembrokeshire for 8 months to tackle an evidence accelerator challenge: to increase the number and duration of successful tenancies in the private rental market to people who have or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. You can follow their journey through our blogs
Radical collaboration to achieve lasting change
Consultant and strategist Lizzie Hodgson offered some inspiration to our What Works Community cohort as we wrapped up the first full year of the programme
What Works Community: Launching a New Cohort
As we kickoff 2021, our resolution is to continue to work towards ending homelesness with evidence. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce our newest cohort of local authorities joining our commitment by participating in our What Works Community Evidence Accelerator and Evidence Academy.
We have brought together expert partners to give local areas the ability to respond with new, cutting edge skills and capabilities.
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) works to generate and apply behavioural insights to inform policy, improve public services and deliver results for citizens and society. BIT works in partnership with governments, local authorities, businesses and charities, often using simple changes to tackle major policy problems.
IDEO is a global design company that creates positive impact through human-centered design. They help organisations apply human-centered and design-based approaches, equipping them with the tools and mindsets necessary for creative confidence and the delivery of innovative solutions.
Johns Hopkins University’s Centers for Civic Impact works with governments to make decisions and improve people’s quality of life informed by data. They help improve data practices, infrastructure and strengthen capabilities on data quality and analysis.