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HOUSING FIRST is Commissioning
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 09:56


Funded by Big Lottery Fund, Trust for London and Tudor Trust up to March 2018, our Housing First project has a range of planned outcomes and we are seeking to commission an evaluator to support us in measuring the impact of the project over the next two years.

Click here to download a copy of the brief.

Tenders should be sent by email to  The closing date is Monday 1st February at 12 midday.


Monday, 06 April 2015 20:46


Bench Outreach, in partnership with a group of other homelessness charities, has participated in ground-breaking research on long-term homelessness in the UK. The findings support the argument that the Housing First approach is an effective way of reducing long-term homelessness in a cost effective way.

The research was conducted by the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, and reviewed nine providers of Housing First services across England. The findings showed that of 60 service users with complex needs who had been homeless for an average of 14 years, 74% had managed to remain in accommodation for over one year. The participants also reported improved physical and mental health, and increased contact with family.

Read the full report from the University of York at