Success for Centre for Housing Policy researchers

Posted on 21 July 2017

Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton contribute to report calling for a radical new approach to homelessness

Two researchers from the Centre for Housing Policy have contributed to a new report stating that permanent housing for the homeless could provide them with the necessary support to sustain an exit from homelessness, as well as save costs. 

The report, commissioned by the homelessness charity Crisis, demonstrated that giving vulnerable and long-term rough sleepers permanent housing is more than five times more effective than existing services. The 'Housing First' initiative, trialled in the Liverpool City Region, has been recommended to be rolled out across the country.

The report and recommendations were picked up by the Independent and the BBC. You can read the full report on the Crisis website.