The charity Crisis commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce a rapid evidence assessment to look at how to address ending homelessness. Crisis has five definitions for ending homelessness and SCIE’s review takes these as its starting point:
- No one sleeping rough
- No one forced to live in transient or dangerous accommodation such as tents, squats and non-residential buildings
- No one living in emergency accommodation such as shelters and hostels without a plan for rapid rehousing into affordable, secure and decent accommodation
- No one homeless as a result of leaving a state institution such as prison or the care system
- Everyone at immediate risk of homelessness gets the help they need that prevents it happening.