Homelessness is not inevitable
Homelessness isn't just about sleeping rough. It comes in many forms and can affect anyone. The numbers of homeless people are shocking but don't represent a problem that is too big to solve.
Through our 50-year history of pioneering research and supporting thousands of people out of homelessness, we know more than ever about the causes of homelessness and what it will take to end it.
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To end homelessness, we need to understand and change the factors which cause it and make it worse. Issues such as the availability of affordable housing, legislation and the benefits system are part of this.
Our work with individuals drives our work to influence government, local authorities and housing providers' policy and practice to end homelessness.
Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating.
Homelessness has social causes, including a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment. Against this backdrop, lots of different life events and circumstances can be the trigger for an individual to become homeless.
In many parts of the UK, homelessness is rising.
We break down the barriers homeless people face when finding a rented home.
We support social landlords (including local authorities, housing associations and established Help to Rent projects) to develop services which work.
Our Renting Ready training helps prospective tenants learn about budgeting and bills, finding flatmates or DIY.