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Research & Policy

The Journey Home: Building a solution to Unsupported Temporary Accommodation

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First published on December 2016

This is the third and final publication from our three-year research project. The purpose of the report is to summarise our research findings and provide recommendations. It highlights the problems found within UTA and how these experiences present significant barriers to single homeless households who are seeking permanent accommodation and independent living.

The experience of UTA tenants uncovered in this research has been both eye-opening and appalling, and represents just a snapshot of a problem of UTA that persists in most towns and cities across the country. Our research has highlighted the absence of a strong national policy framework to support the many hidden single homeless households living across the country.

Our recommendations demonstrate the ways in which current practice can and should be reformed to improve the experiences of people living in UTA and how they can be supported to move into more secure accommodation.