Research and Publications

Here you will find St Mungo’s research on issues relating to homelessness as well as policy briefings and our responses to government consultations and inquiries.

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Failing to support people sleeping rough with drug and alcohol problems is costing lives.

As living costs continue to rise and budgets become tighter, many tenants are still struggling with today’s economy, leaving bills missed or unpaid, including rent.

When push factors and pull factors work together, they can exert an irresistible pressure on someone, leading to them ‘choosing’ to return to rough sleeping.

Too many people are dying on our streets and too many are living with damaging long term consequences of not having a roof over their head.

‘New’ rough sleepers often have long and complex journeys resulting in homelessness, related to social networks, support needs, resilience and the absence of a settled and safe home.

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