The new Centre is committed to building the evidence of what’s working and, more importantly, what’s not, so we can fix it: facts that if we hear them and heed them could help us meet the challenge of ending homelessness faster.
With the right evidence in hand we can learn more about what interventions are actually effective. And if we can bridge the gap between knowing what needs to be done and actors in this field using the information to make better choices, then we can make great leaps in the results we get from our investments.
Applying standards of evidence to help create the necessary infrastructure to end homelessness more effectively.
Standards of evidence improve decision making by enabling different interventions to be compared, and by providing clarity in how confident we can be in what the evidence says. They will serve a vital development purpose - helping improve practices as well as the available evidence.
>> Standards of Evidence
>> SHARE Framework
Synthesising existing knowledge and building the quality of the evidence on homelessness.
To ensure that the most effective solutions are available to the people working towards a future without homelessness, we are identifying gaps in our knowledge and analysing the different ways to tackle homelessness to identify what works and what doesn’t.
>> Evidence & Gap maps
>> Evidence Finder
>> Intervention tool
Supporting policymakers, independent funders, and practitioners committed to investing in what works through tools, resources and 121 help.
And hopefully by starting a movement that will lead to more and faster learning and experimentation so we can all move faster towards a future without homelessness.
>> Online community
>> Videos & downloads
In this guest blog we hear from Glyn Halksworth, Head of Housing + Social Inclusion at Southend-On-Sea Borough Council on some key challenges that he sees to better use of evidence in policy-making – and what can be done about it.
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
We’re not interested in producing reports or new research for the sake of it, we want to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make our outputs, be it new evidence, tools, resources or networks – are as useful and accessible as possible to ensure maximum uptake and use.
We’re also keen to learn and adopt as much as we can from others out there doing impactful work as well as collaborate with individuals and organisations that share our values and mission.If you're interested in working with us, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.