City Futures Research Centre Arts, Design and Architecture

UK Homelessness Monitor

Originally commissioned as a five year study (2011-2015), the UK homelessness monitor project has been extended to 2021. Funded by Crisis UK, the Monitor provides an independent analysis of the homelessness impact of ongoing economic and policy developments in the UK.

Led by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, the key areas of interest are the homelessness impacts of:

  • Economic change and restructuring
  • Welfare reform
  • Developments in social, economic and housing policy, tax and public expenditure enacted by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The CFRC contribution to this project mainly involves secondary data analysis of homelessness statistics from UK Government and non-government sources, as well as design and analysis of online surveys covering local authority homelessness managers.

Click here to read the latest UK homelessness monitor reports.

This project was shortlisted in the 2017 Guardian University Awards, in recognition of the impact it has on communities.