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.