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Ending homelessness

Homelessness is not inevitable. With collective action and political will, we can end it once and for all.

In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live. 

People lose their homes for a variety of reasons. Rising pressure from high rents and low pay, or a sudden life event like losing a job or family breakdown, can quickly force people into homelessness. But it doesn’t need to be like this. 

We can end homelessness for good. This doesn’t mean that no-one will ever lose their home again, but that everyone facing homelessness gets the help they need quickly.  

We’ve published a plan showing the solutions that can end homelessness in Britain, including how long it will take and how much it will cost. 

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About homelessness

Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating.

Homelessness has social causes, including a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment. Against this backdrop, lots of different life events and circumstances can be the trigger for an individual to become homeless.

In many parts of the UK, homelessness is rising.

About homelessness

Knowledge hub

Our homelessness knowledge hub brings together research from Crisis and others to help everyone to understand the causes, scale and impact of homelessness.
Homelessness knowledge hub

Key policy areas

To end all types of homelessness, we need to understand and change the factors which cause it and make it worse. Issues such as the availability of affordable housing, legislation and the benefits system are part of this.

Our work with individuals drives our work to influence government, local authorities and housing providers' policy and practice to end homelessness.

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness

This group brings together key sector organisations and MPs from across the political spectrum to put homelessness at the top of the political agenda.

APPG for Ending Homelessness

Resources for practitioners

The Best Practice Team is here to support internal Crisis teams and external organisations to set up and develop projects to end homelessness. 

Resources for practitioners

What you can do


We campaign on a local and national level to change policy and practice. Together we can end homelessness.