A stronger voice together
Homeless Link represents organisations working on homelessness throughout the country. We listen carefully to what our members are finding on the ground and give a stronger voice to them and to the sector as we work to improve policies at local and national level and build a movement to end homelessness.
Keep Our Doors Open
Keep Our Doors Open is Homeless Link’s campaign to give homelessness services the resources they need to continue to support people in the face of rising inflation and costs.Find out more
Cover the Cost
Our members tell us that one of the major causes of homelessness is unaffordable rents. The local housing allowance (LHA) has been frozen since 2020, which means that as rents increase more and more people on low incomes cannot afford to keep their homes. We are calling on the Government at Autumn Statement to unfreeze the LHA immediately.Find out more
Homeless Link has welcomed the new legislation to regulate exempt accommodation providers. The rogue landlords who have exploited the system deserve to be excluded. But we must also protect the good providers. The government is running a consultation later this year on how the new law will be implemented and Homeless Link will be organising a consultation with our members to feed in.Read our previous submission
Non UK Nationals
People who come to the UK from elsewhere have complex rights to housing. The law is constantly changing, and non UK nationals often end up homeless. Our members are deeply concerned with this, so we continue to work with the Home Office and local authorities to cut through the rhetoric and ensure that people get the help and support that they are entitled to.Find out more
National Advisory Council
Our National Advisory Council (NAC) is made up of representatives of the homelessness sector. It meets quarterly to talk about the policy issues that are currently affecting homelessness. To find out more please get in touch.Get in touch
Policy Influencing Network
The Policy Influencing Network is for anyone in the sector working on influencing and is a place to come together to share intelligence and offer support.Read more here
Campaign Key Supporters
For each of our campaigns we have a network of key member organisations who sign up to letters and take actions in their own areas. For more information about our current campaign see this page.Find out more
News from campaigning and influencing
Here are some of the latest news items from the policy and campaigning area. For all news see below:
Homeless Link welcomes Home Office U-turn
In August, the Home Office reduced the notice period given to people granted refugee status to leave asylum accommodation. This decision caused homelessness among refugees to triple between August and October compared to the same period in 2022. The Home Office has now announced it is ending the policy and returning to the original 28 day notice period from receipt of their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
Homeless Link and Riverside are organising a ‘Lobby’ of Parliament
With a general election looming, Homeless Link and Riverside Housing are encouraging homelessness services to join them for a 'Lobby' of Parliament on Tuesday 5th March 2024.
Why homelessness services should be concerned about the Criminal Justice Bill
The Criminal Justice Bill contains wide-ranging new punitive powers for police and local authorities to deal with people sleeping rough. Campaigns Manager Nye Jones explains why homelessness services should be concerned about the legislation and what they can do to raise these concerns.
Here are the latest policy documents we have published. You can read all our materials through the Knowledge Hub.
Research exploring holistic Housing First outcomes
New research into the long-term impacts of Housing First across health, mental health, offending behaviour, substance use and beyond.
Submission to Spring 2024 Budget
This is Homeless Link's submission to HM Treasury ahead of the Spring Budget of 2024. Drawing in the experience of our member organisations across the country and highlighting the dire state of funding of homelessness services.
Criminal Justice Bill submission 2024
Homeless Link's submission of evidence on behalf of our members to Parliament's scrutiny committee of the Criminal Justice Bill 2024, looking at replacing the vagrancy act.
Head of Policy and Research