Homelessness amongst Black and minoritised ethnic communities in the UK: a statistical report on the state of the nation

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Abstract

Funded by Oak Foundation and in partnership with Race on the Agenda, this
knowledge and capacity building programme undertaken by the Institute
of Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt
University aims to support a fundamental step change in the UK evidence
base on homelessness amongst people from Black and minoritised ethnic
communities. This first published output uses statistical analysis of ten key
survey, household and administrative datasets to assess the ‘state of the
nation’ with regard to people from Black and minoritised backgrounds’
experience of homelessness in the UK. The ten datasets analysed vary in
terms of geographical reach, whether they capture information on individual
people or households, the categorisations of ethnicity they employ and the
relevant factors they include; however, they paint a largely consistent picture.

In addition, the programme seeks to train and equip a new cohort of early career researchers from Black and minoritised ethnic communities to drive forward progressive knowledge generation and policy and practice change in this field. This will be achieved in part via a paid internship programme. We are also working with a range of organisations to establish and strengthen partnerships that can effectively communicate and advocate for change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherHeriot-Watt University
Commissioning bodyThe Oak Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2022

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