What works to prevent homelessness? Call for examples

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 12th January 2021

Homeless charity, Crisis, are calling for best examples of what works to prevent homelessness in Scotland.

As part of the Everyone Home Collective (this link will take you away from our website), Crisis are compiling examples of best practice in preventing homelessness in Scotland.

Through engagement with stakeholders beyond housing and homelessness, Crisis have heard from a range of organisations and projects across the country whose work is successfully preventing homelessness. They are looking for further examples to showcase what has worked and what is working well so that others can learn, adapt and replicate.

Crisis want to know what has worked:

  • in particular communities, or geographies
  • to reduce repeat homelessness
  • for particular groups of people, through targeted activities
  • upstream and downstream – from early intervention to crisis
  • for landlords, advice and support services and community-led organisations
  • for projects not based in the housing or homelessness sectors, which prevent homelessness by recognising the links between social harms and public services, and which work in partnership

If you work in, or know about, a project or service worth showcasing, you can complete the online survey here (this link will take you away from our website). Alternatively, you can send examples via Word document by emailing

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 21 January 2021. 

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