City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

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

Originally commissioned as a five year study (2011-2015), the UK homelessness monitor project has been extended to 2020. Funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Monitor provides an independent analysis of the homelessness impact of ongoing 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: 

• Economic change and restructuring

• Welfare reforms and public expenditure cutbacks being pursued by post-2010 UK Governments 

• 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, as well as design and analysis of online surveys covering local authority homelessness managers.

Click here to read the latest UK homelessness monitor reports.

This project was shortlisted in the 2017 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

Joseph Rowntreee Foundation

Collaborating partners

Heriot-Watt University

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