Read our report for JRF on Destitution in the UK 2023: In the UK in 2022 nearly a million children experienced destitution, a staggering threefold increase in just 5 years.
We cannot turn our backs.
Read our latest Homelessness Monitor reports for Crisis on the scale of homelessness across the UK
Read our shocking report on The State of The Nation on homelessness amongst black and minoritised ethnic groups
The most important driver of homelessness in all its forms is poverty… Other drivers include, availability and affordability of accommodation, the extent to which prevention measures are used, and the demographics of people experiencing homelessness.”
Glen Bramley, Homelessness Projections, Crisis, 10 August 2017
Professor Glen Bramley and Professor Richard Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, receiving the Queens Anniversary Prize for I-SPHERE's groundbreaking research
Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) was established with a mission – to use world-class research to help drive change for people affected by extreme disadvantage.
We are among the UK’s top social and housing policy research centres. In 2020 we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. In the REF 2021, our joint submission with the University of Edinburgh was ranked 1st in Scotland, and 4th in the UK, in the Times Higher Education research ‘power’ rankings. Almost all (92%) of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our members have a robust track record of externally funded research, including multiple research council grants and long-term commissions from a wide range of charities and government departments throughout the UK and beyond.