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Browse some of the past research reports from Homeless Link

No second night out across England 2014

The No Second Night Out standard aims to ensure rough sleepers are helped off the streets as quickly as possible. Adopted by councils accross England, this report looks whether No Second Night Out services are working.

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'Needs to know' Research 2013

Produced by St Mungo’s Broadway and Homeless Link this 2014 audit of Health and Wellbeing Boards looks at whether the health needs of homeless people are being included in the planning and commissioning of healthcare services.

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#Nobodyout report on 12 months of StreetLink 2013

This short document sets out  the reasons StreetLink was launched and the outcomes of the first 12 months.

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A high cost to pay 2013: Impact of benefit sanctions

Our 2013 research into sanctions and homeless people indicated that clients of homelessness services are at greater risk of being sanctioned. It found a third of homeless people on Job Seekers Allowance had had benefits reduced or stopped, which is disproportionately higher than the general population.

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No where to move 2013

After the Government made a change to the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR) – the level of Housing Benefit that applies to single people in the private rented sector. This report examines data taken from 55,537 property listings in London to assess the impact of this change.

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Personally speaking: Review of personalised services for rough sleepers 2013

This report reviews five projects using personalised approaches to support long-term rough sleepers with complex problems.  It examines the effectiveness of this approach and what other homeless services can learn.

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How prepared are councils for welfare reform? 2013

Findings from interviews with 42 local authorities into their readiness for Welfare Reform. 

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Who is supporting people now? 2013

With services that support people out of homelessness under pressure from reduced funding and increased demand, we carried out this research to understand the impact of funding reductions and the experiences of local authorities and service providers after changes to the way councils commission services.

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Improving hospital admission and discharge for people who are homeless 2012

This report draws together the direct experiences of homeless people and professionals to provide an updated national picture of hospital admission and discharge practice for patients who are homeless.  It identifies examples of effective working, as well as where improvements still need to be made.

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The programmes not working 2012: Employment support and homelessness

Research by Crisis, Homeless Link and St Mungo’s Broadway looking at the experience of homeless people on the Work Programme

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Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris

Research manager

Jennifer is our research manager, planning and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects to contribute to the evidence base around homelessness and to inform policy and service change. Jennifer is currently covering Debra Hertzberg's maternity leave.

Telephone: 020 7840 4418
Email: Jennifer.Harris@homelesslink.org.uk