Homelessness and Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities in the UK: A knowledge and capacity building programme.

Funded by the Oak Foundation this major knowledge and capacity building programme will propel a fundamental step change in the UK evidence base on homelessness amongst people from Black and minoritised ethnic groups in the UK. 

Overseen by an expert research advisory group, the programme will offer a comprehensive, authoritative account of the overall statistical picture alongside rich qualitative evidence offering a ‘deep dive’ into key groups, issues and experience of concerns.  All of this with a view to shaping priorities, tools and levers for intervention that can be used to eliminate racial discrimination, disparities and injustices in the homelessness and housing field.   

Our first statistical report on the State Of The Nation was published on 21 November 2022. Find out more here.

In addition, the programme seeks to train and equip a new cohort of early career researchers to drive forward progressive knowledge generation and policy and practice change in this field, and to establish and strengthen partnerships that can effectively communicate and advocate for change.  This includes an internship programme with our first intern under the programme, Ionut Cioarta, researching Homelessness amongst Roma people in Luton and Glasgow and our second intern, Christiana Ajai-Thomas exploring concepts of place for young black people in London.