The recently published Homelessness Monitor: England 2013 found that nine per cent of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, the highest rate of all the UK countries. 2.2% of adults report being homeless in the last 5 years, with the figure rising to 8% for under-25s. This study published annually by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) – and conducted by IHURER, the University of York and University of New South Wales – provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in the UK. This latest edition of the Homelessness Monitor for England was extensively covered in mainstream national and regional media – including receiving front page attention in the Independent – and a launch event in London on 29th January attracted over 100 delegates from across the statutory and voluntary sectors.
The full series of Homelessness Monitor: England reports can be accessed here, along with parallel annual reports for Scotland and Wales. The first Homeless Monitor: Northern Ireland is due to be published later in 2014.