New data says homeless services need to improve access to training, education and work

New data published by Sitra collected data from English councils to profile supportive housing and preventative services available to single homeless people in 2012-13 says that some of the outcomes needing the most improvement were those concerning access to training, education, work like activities and paid work.

Services should also be looking at their performance in outcomes about substance misuse and service users ability to manage debt.

Based on data from 94 local authorities and 30,020 clients the lowest five outcomes achieved were:

Paid work (24%)

Substance misuse (59%)

Undertake work like activities (60%)

Training and education (65%)

Managing debt (66%)

The top five outcomes achieved by services were:

Contact with external services (92%)

Maximising income (92%)

Establishing contact with family and friends (90%)

Assistive technology (89%)

Choice and control (85%)

See a full summary of the research at:

Source: http://www.sitra.org/policy-good-practice/housing-related-support-data

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