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
The policy forum 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:
Why the Government must raise LHA in the Autumn Statement
With private rents at record levels, Policy Manager Cat Tottie writes that the Government must raise the Local Housing Allowance rate in the upcoming Autumn Statement.
Update on Home Office asylum support withdrawal
Services are reporting an increase in the number of refugees presenting at their services. This article explains what is happening and what response is needed.
Homeless Link calls for Government action amid record numbers in temporary accommodation
We call on the Treasury to uplift the LHA rate in the upcoming Autumn Statement
Here are the latest policy documents we have published. You can read all our materials through the Knowledge Hub.
Briefing: Facing up to homelessness among non-UK nationals
Publications and resources from the Homeless Link and NACCOM project, Finding local solutions to non-UK national homelessness.
Homeless Link Submission on Exempt Accommodation
Evidence presented to Select Committee in February 2022
Comprehensive Spending Review submission 2021
'Everyone In' showed how effective universal, unconditional support is in tackling homelessness, uniting organisations and driving innovation. But the temporary housing solutions offered to many were, by definition, temporary. In October 2021 the government had the opportunity to build on this success by providing adequate, long term funding for the sector - as part of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review.
Head of Policy and Research