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Research into effective approaches to help move from homelessness to accomodation

The Department for Communities and Local Government has commissioned Homeless Link to conduct research into effective approaches that help people to move on from homelessness services and access new accommodation. They are seeking examples of existing and emerging approaches that help people to secure new accommodation, access independent accommodation, return to the family home or move to accommodation that meets their current support needs. The research will identify good practice, look at what works in helping people to move on and present case studies that highlight effective working. Please return any examples by 30th September. Find out more here

Report on homelessness

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has published a report on its inquiry into homelessness. It calls on all parts of government to commit to a common approach to ending homelessness and ensure that people with multiple and complex needs receive the support they need. The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition partners welcome this important report, and particularly its call for a cross-government strategy to end homelessness. Read the MEAM statement here 

Report on race equality in Britain

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has published the report from their review into race equality in Britain. 'Healing a divided Britain: the need for a comprehensive race equality strategy' looks at race equality across every aspect of people’s lives, including education, employment, housing, pay and living standards, health and criminal justice. It reveals that while for certain people life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some – in particular young Black people – life on many fronts has got worse. Download the report here