Tackling Homelessness - Case Studies
Posted 1st April 2021
Back in 2018 the Housing Plus Academy Think Tank ran a two day event on ‘Homelessness: A National Scandal’. As part of the response to the event the Housing and Communities team at the London School Of Economics then commenced to look at innovative and collaborative models that successfully prevented homelessness. Given that a significant proportion of the homelessness population have been in care and the approach that the House Project was taking with young people they worked with the NHP to draw up the following case study that was included in their final report.
The report documents 17 case studies of homelessness provision and support in the United Kingdom. Promoting shared learning amongst the providers of homelessness support can improve the capacity and delivery of homelessness initiatives. LSE Housing's research demonstrates the complex and multi-faceted nature of homelessness and the need for varied approaches and services to tackle it. The core aim of the report is to foster greater knowledge exchange and sharing of good practice, to help more people access a stable, secure, safe place to call home.
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