Homeless Link chairs and coordinates a Homelessness Research Forum which aims to improve the quality, co-ordination, relevance and impact of research in the homelessness sector. The Forum is open to members of Homeless Link and meets on a quarterly basis.
Members share information on their proposed and ongoing research to improve sectoral collaboration. A proposal from the Research Forum in 2008 led to the ESRC-funded Multiple Exclusion Homelessness research programme, a £680,000 programme with four research projects investigating the challenges facing service provision for people with multiple exclusion issues. Details of this work can be found on the Multiple Exclusion research page.
The Research Forum meets quarterly. The next meeting will be held in London on 11 March 2014. Please contact us for more information.
Forum meetings are open to all Homeless Link members with an interest in homelessness research. You do not have to be a practising researcher to come to the Forum. Currently there are members who are from homelessness agencies, from local authorities and who are research academics. Any Homeless Link member can join the Forum although, due to space limitations, we ask that only one representative per member organisation attends the meetings.
A number of presentations and topics covered in the meetings can be accessed here.