In December we were delighted to announce that the latest piece of research into new rough sleepers by Becky Rice, NFNO’s independently-commissioned researcher, has been published.
The aims of the research were to:
- Refine the ways in which those at risk of rough sleeping are targeted
- Prioritise partnerships with the services that are in contact with those who go on to sleep rough
- Make decisions about service design (for example eligibility criteria and refinements to the typology used).
As with the original NFNO research in 2015, Becky undertook field work in the form of interviews with people who had rough slept for the first time who had a connection to one of the three project boroughs.
The research revealed some fascinating new insights into the routes into rough sleeping, how and where people who are at risk of homelessness seek help, the needs and issues which people who rough sleep for the first time present with, and crucially how the project can improve its response to meet the needs of this ever-changing group of vulnerable individuals.
You can read the full report here on our Reports & Briefings page.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the work Becky is doing around rough sleeping and homelessness research, you can visit her website at: br-research.co.uk or as always feel free to contact us.
Sincere thanks to St Mungo's for funding this research.