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Beyond homelessness. Developing positive social networks: research into the application and effects of a networks approach in tackling homelessness

The final report of a research project which explored the impact that social networks (the formal and informal relationships we have) have in helping people who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, to ensure lasting routes out of homelessness and secure tenancies. It worked with housing support providers and those in receipt of support to understand which services have a lasting impact on routes out of homelessness and how these services promote a networks approach.

This research has provided robust evidence, through both quantitative and qualitative methods, to inform local and national policy and will bring direct benefit to service users through promoting best practice in across housing support services in Scotland.

As part of the study IRISS created three video stories.

Katey Tabner
Rock Trust