Tackling trauma, ending homelessness

94% of people facing homelessness have suffered trauma.

Multiple, devastating events such as sexual abuse, domestic abuse, loss of loved ones, violence and war.

And homelessness itself is a trauma.

But less than half of people have received the specialist help they need to tackle their trauma.

Our research with Northumbria University shows it is futile to try to respond to homelessness without first addressing trauma.

That’s why we are calling on the Government to ensure:

  • Minimum standards for all support services as they integrate a trauma-informed approach to tackling homelessness
  • Training for all support workers to understand how and why trauma causes homelessness
  • Local authorities to only commission support services for people facing homelessness, which prioritise recognising and responding to trauma
  • All people experiencing homelessness to have access to mental health services that recognise and respond to their trauma

How to get involved

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Join us in calling on UK Government to tackle trauma to help end homelessness

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