Homelessness Indicators Consultation

Closed 10 Jul 2019

Opened 29 May 2019

Feedback Updated 2 Oct 2019

We Asked

The Office for National Statistics is working in partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to create an indicator framework to show progress towards ending homelessness sustainably across the UK. In our consultation, we asked for your views on: 

  1. What we should measure 
  2. How we should present the indicators 

We would like to thank everybody who took the time to respond to our consultation. It is really important to us that we listen to and consider your views in the development of the indicator framework. We want to be confident that we are measuring the right areas relating to homelessness. We are keen to use the full range of data available while ensuring that data are fit for purpose. We also want to make information on homelessness indicators accessible and ensure that the reporting platform meets your needs.

You Said

We received 94 responses to the consultation from a wide variety of respondents representing local and central government, charities, academia, media and business. We also spoke to over 400 stakeholders at the four CHI Impact Forums, held in the 4 nations, in June and July 2019. 

We Did

We have used your responses from the consultation to develop the indicator framework covering a wide array of topics relating to homelessness, ranging from housing supply and employment to connectedness and relationships. The indicator framework will be developed over time; we are currently in the process of refining the data sources for these indicators, and will be reaching out to various stakeholders to gather more views in the next few weeks. We want to ensure the indicator framework is as comprehensive as possible, and where gaps may be identified, outline plans to address these gaps where possible.

A full report containing a list of the indicators and data sources will be published in Autumn 2019 by CHI on the CHI website.

Alongside this, CHI are developing an interactive reporting platform to disseminate these indicators and associated data. CHI designers are creating and user testing the platform, while ONS are producing new data and collating existing data for the platform. CHI plan to launch the platform by the end of 2019.  

We will take onboard your suggestions and feedback as we continue to produce data tables, explore data gaps and our approach to reporting.

Results Updated 2 Oct 2019

A full report will be published in Autumn 2019. In the report, we will outline the full indicator framework and the range of evidence that influenced its development: a literature review, the consultation and data source research.

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Overview

ONS are working in partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to create an indicator framework to measure homelessness across the UK. CHI are a What Works Centre. They drive evidence-led change that achieves better outcomes for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The indicator framework will be based on CHI’s SHARE framework. SHARE identifies 5 focus areas that offer the best chance of driving significant change in ending homelessness.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to hear your views on whether we’re measuring the right areas relating to homelessness. We’re keen to use the full range of data available, whilst ensuring data are fit for purpose. We want to be confident that our approach to data development and prioritisation is the right one. We also want to make information on homelessness indicators accessible. We’re interested in your thoughts on a data reporting platform that suits your needs.

Your feedback will help shape our approach to monitoring and reporting progress against the SHARE framework. We will publish a response within 12 weeks of the consultation end date.

What Happens Next

This consultation formed part of an ongoing dialogue we would like to have with you. Alongside the consultation, we hope to run a series of workshops with interested stakeholders. If you or your organisation would like to be involved, please email us at hello@homelessnessimpact.

We will use the results of the consultation to help shape our approach to monitoring and reporting progress against the SHARE framework. We will publish a response within 12 weeks of the consultation end date.

 

Audiences

  • Analysts
  • Academics
  • Economists
  • Government
  • Local government

Interests

  • Economy
  • Health
  • Labour market
  • Population
  • Formal consultations