The FOR-HOME study: Moves to independent living

The FOR-HOME study investigated the experiences of 400 single homeless people who were resettled from hostels and other temporary accommodation into independent tenancies in London, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.

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The research was conducted by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Centrepoint and five other homelessness organisations - Broadway, Framework, St Anne's, St Mungo's and Thames Reach. It was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

The participants were tracked for up to 18 months after resettlement and were interviewed in depth on three occasions over this period.

The study, the first of its kind, found 81 per cent of single homeless people were successfully living independently 18 months after leaving homelessness services.

Download the full FOR-HOME report and the joint response to the findings from the six charities involved.

And find out more about the study in our news story.