City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Policy and Economic Change in England under the Coalition Government: Monitoring the impact on Homelessness

The homelessness monitor is a five year study (2011-2015), funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, that provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in the UK. Led by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, the key areas of interest are the impact on homelessness and housing of:

  • The post-2007 economic recession and housing market downturn
  • Welfare reforms and public expenditure cutbacks being pursued by the UK Coalition Government elected in 2010
  • Other relevant policies of both the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The CFRC contribution to this project mainly involves secondary data analysis of homelessness statistics from UK Government and non-government sources.

Click here to read the latest Crisis reports on The homelessness monitor 

This project has been shortlisted in the Guardian University Awards, in recognition of the impact it has on communities. 


Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Chief Investigator
Hal Pawson
Professor Hal Pawson
Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre
Glen Bramley
Steve Wilcox
Beth Watts

Leading organisation

University of New South Wales

Funded by

Joesph Rowntreee Foundation

Collaborating partners

Heriot-Watt University

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