Housing, homelessness and charities
We’re taking a systems change approach to understand what’s causing the current crisis. We aim to make sense of existing data, highlight promising approaches, and connect different areas of work to help tackle homelessness.
Find out about this research.
Key resources and commentary on housing and homelessness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a context of plummeting winter temperatures and rising numbers of people sleeping rough, the Homelessness Reduction Bill just passed its third reading in the Commons. The campaign for this reform was headed up by charities. Here Andrew Weston looks at what has gone right to get the bill this far.
This report aims to support non-health charities to better understand and use the evidence about the social factors that impact on people’s health and well-being: from housing to relationships, good food to good work.