At What Cost? An estimation of the financial costs of single homelessness in the UK

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Homelessness has a human cost. The unique distress of lacking a settled home can cause or intensify social isolation, create barriers to education, training and paid work and undermine mental and physical health. When single homelessness becomes prolonged, or is repeatedly experienced, there are often
very marked deteriorations in health and well-being. There is a need for better understanding of the costs of single homelessness in the UK and Crisis is working to develop further work in this field. This report, using qualitative and service cost data drawn from recent research, presents estimates that provide an overview of the additional financial costs of single homelessness can cause for the public sector.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Commissioning bodyCrisis UK
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78519-011-7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015


  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Homelessness

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