The journey home: Building a solution to unsupported temporary accommodation

The journey home: Building a solution to unsupported temporary accommodation

People who are single and homeless face an uphill struggle to secure the support and services they need in order to move into a permanent and stable home. In the absence of these services, many find their only option is to move into unsupported temporary accommodation, a form of insecure housing which may consist of a private hostel, bed and breakfast, emergency or temporary accommodation. 

This report explains how the current provision of unsupported temporary accommodation holds back households from securing permanent accommodation and living independently, and recommends how current practice can be reformed to improve their experiences and more effectively assist them to move into more secure accommodation.

ORGANIZATION: IPPR North
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
LOCATION: Manchester, England