Housing and homelessness - NPC

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Levelling Up and social needs: An analysis of government’s progress

on 11 January 2022

In this analysis, we investigate where Levelling Up money is going and how it compares with these priorities.

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Has Covid-19 really ended homelessness?

on 10 August 2020 , 3 minute read

The government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, is probably the single most significant homelessness policy shift in the UK for a number of years. Whilst temporarily addressing rough sleeping, there are issues that policymakers, charities and funders must face up to.

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Can we end homelessness by 2030?

By Martin Burrows, Director of Research and Campaigns at Groundswell.
on 23 January 2020 , 6 minute read

What is the future of homelessness and what can the social sector do to help end it? This guest blog was written following an NPC event by Martin Burrows from Groundswell.

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Ending homelessness: how collaboration can drive change

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 9 January 2020 , 5 minute read

Funders Together to End Homelessness - a network of funders which supports strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness. This blog discusses the importance of collaborating and systems change in preventing and ending homelessness.

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What can the social sector do to help the homelessness crisis?

on 14 November 2019 , 5 minute read

What can the social sector do to help tackle the homelessness crisis?

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Ending homelessness through collaboration

By Funders Together to End Homelessness
on 22 October 2019 , 5 minute read

For a new transatlantic series of blogs, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders in the USA which supports effective solutions to homelessness are sharing the lessons they have learnt.

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Learning from the frontline

By and Rachel Tait
on 28 June 2019 , 5 minute read

Here Senior Consultant Rachel Tait, shares what she learned at a recent event on homelessness hosted by National Lottery Community Fund which aimed to inform their Partnerships funding.

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What can 360Giving data tell us about homelessness funding?

on 4 January 2019 , 8 minute read

Homelessness is a modern crisis. At NPC, we're interested in how philanthropy can help tackle it. We delved into 360Giving data to see which private trusts and foundations fund homelessness interventions, which organisations they’re funding, and what that funding looks like. Here's what we found.


Treating homelessness as a systemic problem

By and Rachel Tait
on 29 November 2018

NPC Senior Consultant Rachel Tait gives an overview of the findings of our recent report on the systems level causes-of and solutions-to the problem of homelessness.

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Tackling the homelessness crisis: Why and how you should fund systemically

on 26 November 2018

Homelessness is a problem which has grown massively in the last decade. It is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused by systemic factors such as poverty, and suggest ways philanthropists can help.


3 ways to really tackle homelessness

on 17 August 2018

With the government's rough sleeping strategy now out, Katie Boswell, NPC Deputy Head of Funders, sees it's strengths, it's weaknesses, and argues for a better way of thinking about homelessness.

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How are charities tackling homelessness?

By and Rachel Tait
on 17 August 2018

Homelessness affects tens of thousands of people and the number is increasing. NPC is researching what the effective charity sector interventions are to reduce it and here, Senior Consultant Rachel Tait shares some promising areas from the early research.