Housing, homelessness and charities
Homelessness in the UK is on the rise. As a funder or philanthropist, you may find yourself wanting to help without knowing where or how to provide effective support.
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
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.