As part of its 50th anniversary year, Crisis, the national
charity for homeless people, is developing a plan to end
homelessness in Britain and is running a major consultation to
gather the evidence and opinions of those who know homelessness and
related issues best.
In order to do this, they are running a major consultation
across Britain to gather the evidence and opinions of those who
know homelessness and related issues best.
A call for written evidence is one element of a wider
consultation which will also include workshops and seminars to
explore the problems and a range of solutions in more detail. The
consultation addresses three key questions:
- How can people be prevented from becoming homeless in the first
- How can we design more effective rapid responses for people who
have become homeless?
- How can we create permanent solutions for people who need some
form of ongoing support?
ARCH is encouraging its members to respond
You can respond to the call for written evidence via
an on-line survey.
The survey has been divided into key areas: mainstream housing;
homelessness accommodation; rough sleeping; housing options and
advice services; employment; health; education; social services;
justice; and benefits and Universal Credit.
Respondents are asked to complete the sections which are most
relevant to their work and experience. There is no requirement to
complete all the sections. Crisis are really keen to gather as much
evidence as possible on interventions that can help end
homelessness, so please include any information evidencing their
In addition to completing the questionnaire, if there are any
further documents that you want to submit for consideration (case
studies, evaluations, reports, personal testimonies or suggested
ideas for change) please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information collected as part of this survey will be used to
help Crisis develop the plan to end homelessness, which will launch
in spring 2018. Crisis will seek to include ideas and solutions
which are supported by a strong evidence base and align with Crisis' core values in working to end
The survey will close on 18th October.
In the coming months, Crisis will be running a serious of
workshops across the country on a number of issues relating to
homelessness. The dates and locations of these events will be
published on the consultation page on the Crisis website shortly. If you would like more
information about these events, or wish to register your interest,
please get in touch with Disha Bhatt (email@example.com).