Call for evidence: Effective approaches to helping people move on from homelessness

Monday, 22 August 2016 - 3:00pm

DCLG have commissioned Homeless Link to conduct research into effective approaches that help people to move on from homelessness services and access new accommodation. The research will identify good practice, look at what works in helping people to move on and present case studies that highlight effective working.


Helping people to move on from homelessness is essential to enable people to continue with progress they have made in their lives and avoid people getting ‘stuck’ in the system. It is also important for preventing ‘silting up’ of homeless services, which stop newly homeless people from accessing the vital support they need.

The Call for Evidence

As part of this research we are issuing a Call for Evidence of existing and emerging approaches to move-on that help people to secure new accommodation. Support may help people to access independent accommodation, return to the family home or move to accommodation that meets their current support needs. It may take a number of forms, including rent deposit schemes, shared accommodation options or relationships with private sector landlords. We are interested in hearing about any approach that has helped people experiencing homelessness to move on in a positive manner.

How to respond

Please share any examples of work being undertaken currently or previously, using the template in the attachment below. These will be used to identify and highlight effective practice that could be replicated in other areas.

If you have a number of move-on approaches, please complete a separate template for each activity. If the information in any of the sections is not available, please leave them blank.

Please return any examples by 30th September 2016 to Rachel Hurcombe.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Rachel Hurcombe - 020 7840 4418.

DCLG Call for Evidence Move-On ProForma

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Rachel Hurcombe

Rachel Hurcombe

Research officer

Rachel was our research officer.

Telephone: 020 7840 4418