14 September 2023
How do we make a Wales where homelessness is rare, brief and unrepeated? This important question drives ADR Wales research under this thematic area. It will explore opportunities for more timely interventions, and produce an evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness, for whom, and in what context.
A large part of this work will be to collaborate with the homelessness policy team in Welsh Government and the wider housing-support related sector in Wales. This aims to improve local authority homelessness data collection and to deposit historic data in the SAIL Databank to facilitate linkage-based research.
Working alongside peers from the Centre for Homelessness Impact, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), as well as Welsh Government policy teams, ensures that this research will have greater relevance and impact on the work of the housing-related sector in Wales and the wider UK.
Read more about the projects:
Housing pathways of young people in the UK
This project aims to identify patterns of housing consumption over time among a cohort of young people. It will compare its findings to a study conducted a decade ago and highlight any potential changes in young people’s housing.
Covid-19 vaccinations among people experiencing homelessness in Wales
This project aims to provide evidence related to the coverage and timeliness of Covid-19 vaccinations among people experiencing homelessness in Wales, with the aim of monitoring vaccine equality.
Severe multiple disadvantage in Wales
Following on from work already carried out in England and Scotland, this project will provide evidence on the extent of severe multiple disadvantage in Wales. It will investigate severe disadvantages such as homelessness, mental health issues, substance use, alcohol dependency, and interactions with the criminal justice system, and their overlap among people in Wales.
Does rehousing people quickly lead to more stable housing outcomes?
This project will provide evidence on ‘rapid rehousing’ in homelessness services—an approach based on the idea that rehousing people experiencing homelessness quickly reduces negative outcomes. It will examine if the amount of time it takes to rehouse people experiencing homelessness differs between population subgroups, and whether the time taken to rehouse someone is associated with their housing stability.