Benefits and employment

Recent reforms to the benefit system are causing homelessness and making it harder for homeless people to get back on their feet.

What is the solution?

We are working to make sure that the benefit system provides a safety net to prevent people becoming homeless. This includes making sure it covers the cost of housing in all parts of the UK. The benefit system has a really important role to play in helping homeless people find and hold onto jobs. To do this it must help people overcome problems related to their housing situation.

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Cover the cost

Cover the Cost is calling on the government to stop thousands more people becoming homeless.

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Impact on homelessness

Our research looks into how the welfare system impacts on homelessness.


of homeless people have experienced being sanctioned


of homeless people have previously had a job.


In order for employment support to be successful, it needs to meet the needs of jobseekers with tailored assistance, not the risk of losing a home.


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What you can do


By volunteering with Crisis you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness.


Help us campaign for the changes we know are needed to end homelessness for good.