Jun 10, 2021 16:00

What works to prevent homelessness?

Large sums are spent by local authorities and other bodies to support people who experience homelessness even though we know prevention is better than cure. How do we know what works or what is most effective? How can we use evidence and data to stop people from becoming homeless?


Suzanne Fitzpatrick is Professor of Housing and Social Policy in the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate at Heriot-Watt University.

Andrew Hudson is the Director at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust and Chair at the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Jane Williams is founder and CEO of The Magpie Project.

Sue Coulson is the CEO at Capital Letters

Kirsty McFinnigan is a lone parent to two boys on the Autism Spectrum. She has campaigned for changes to SEND education and was involved as one of the families who took the government to court in the national Judicial Review. She has also experienced homelessness as a lone parent escaping domestic abuse.

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