Evictions and abandonment can and should be reduced to as close to zero as possible. Support providers have a responsibility to do everything in their power to prevent the cycle of homelessness continuing for individuals who stay in their services. This is a responsibility to enable every person to receive the support they need, and ensure a cost saving for the agencies working with them.
Between 2009 and 2011, Homeless Link delivered a project to reduce evictions and abandonment from supported accommodation across England, funded by the Oak Foundation. This involved researching the problems faced by services and also what worked, testing out solutions and monitoring the results with a variety of services and in numerous areas, and sharing the learning as widely as possible.
All the materials from the work are available through this website. They have been divided into two main areas:
We would like to thank all the commissioners, managers, staff, residents, and advisors who helped to make this project possible.