Public policies and programmes affect homelessness both directly and indirectly, offering opportunities for maximising impact. Greater use of evidence and data by policymakers, independent funders and practitioners has the potential to dramatically improve policy outcomes and contribute to the reduction and prevention of homelessness.
This is an area where no data is currently collected. We explored data collection of policymaker capabilities, but a survey in this area would be costly and burdensome.
We will work with MHCLG, UK Government Departments and the SG, WG and NIHE to understand where transparency framework reporting already exists and explore building on these mechanisms.
Policymakers are open to evidence and there is an institutional grounding for evidence-based practice.