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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Conferences and events



Homelessness Monitor England 2019 launch

23/05/2019, Carlton House Terrace, 10-11 Carlton Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH., 10am - 12.30pm

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 is an independent study commissioned by Crisis, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and produced by Heriot-Watt University.



Ending homelessness for EU nationals living in the UK

26/11/2019, Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A IPL, 9.30am - 1pm

About the event Join us for the first event in a new series of policy seminars that will bring people together to develop the solutions needed to end homelessness in Britain. The first event will l...



Ending homelessness together in Wales: a rapid rehousing response

05/02/2020, Techniquest, Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BW,

Ending homelessness through rapid rehousing About the event  We are excited to launch a new series of policy seminars that will bring people together to develop the solutions that are needed to end...



Ending migrant homelessness

25/02/2020, The Principal York Hotel, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Bringing together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision.

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.

Find out 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 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

Housing Centre

We break down the barriers homeless people face when finding a rented home. 

We support social landlords (including local authorities, housing associations and established Help to Rent projects) to develop services which work.

Our Renting Ready training helps prospective tenants learn about budgeting and bills, finding flatmates or DIY.



Visit the Housing Centre

What you can do


We could not do our work without the support and commitment of volunteers throughout the year across the UK.

Current volunteering roles

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

Join our campaigns