Ensuring that homeless people can get access to affordable, decent, secure housing is central to our work. While we do not provide supported accommodation directly, we work in close partnership with providers that do. Short term housing currently plays a critical role in meeting the needs of those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and more than two fifths of our clients live in short term supported housing while accessing our services. In developing our response, we draw on the learning from the experience of supporting clients living in hostels and other short term supported housing services, as well as evidence from partner agencies involved in the provision of this essential part of the homelessness safety net. Our response is also informed by our commitment to develop and learn from the evidence-base on what works in tackling homelessness, and to ensure that this evidence base drives change in the sector.