15 Feb 2022

A big thank you to our Homeful research project sponsors

CIH president, Jo Richardson has started advertising an exciting opportunity for a research assistant to join the Homeful project team, to support project management, data collection and findings analysis of the Homeful action research project. The advert and role descriptor can be found here.

The role, funded from grants from three fantastic sponsors – Morgan Sindall, Longhurst Group and Home Group will provide essential support for the research which aims to explore housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent all forms of homelessness across the UK.

Jo Richardson said, “I would like to say a massive thank you to Morgan Sindall, Longhurst Group and Home Group for providing grant funding which has enabled recruitment of a research assistant.

With the work of Homeful we have a chance for CIH members, social housing organisations and networks, people experiencing homelessness, residents, charities and agencies to come together to produce the most complete evidence base of what works across the sector in the UK. We will learn as we do - and do as we learn – and the role of the research assistant will be an essential part of this. Together, we can – and will - seek to end homelessness for good.

Anneka Gill, head of transformation from Morgan Sindall Property Services said: “We are delighted to show our commitment to this project, which will provide pivotal insights into how we can work together to resolve and prevent homelessness.

"Collaborating with organisations across the industry can create sustainable solutions and strengthen the impact we have in tackling this issue.

"By contributing to this research role, we will support the development of  housing-led solutions to homelessness and show what is possible when we come together to support our communities.”

Lynn Stubbs, executive director of people and performance from Longhurst Group said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting this hugely important project.  The aims of Homeful are aligned with our purpose to provide the homes, services and care and support that people need and our vision of doing everything we can to improve lives.

“Establishing joined up solutions to the issue of homelessness is crucially important and the housing sector clearly has a key role to play. The will has always been there and, through a more coordinated approach, we can make a real difference.

“Carrying out research and gathering and analysing data is vital to delivering insight and greater understanding of such a complex issue and how it can be addressed. That is why we are really pleased to be providing funding for this new role.”

Mark Forrest, executive director – operations from Home Group said: “Home Group are delighted to be able to support this important research into housing led approaches to preventing homelessness.”


Are you interested in showing your support for Homeful?

There are a number of opportunities to sponsor and support the Homeful project.  For example, there are some emerging creative elements that the team are currently seeking grant funding or sponsorship for.  If you’d like to find out more, please contact homeful@dmu.ac.uk.

Additionally, if you’re interested in sponsoring a leg of Jo’s 22 in 22 walk, you can find more information here. Organisations are already beginning to show their support and it would be great to have more people involved. We are also encouraging housing organisations to set up their own fundraising team activities too. Head to the Homeful webpages to find out more.