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Exploring the Local Homelessness Area Classification

Nottingham Civic Exchange

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Join NTU researchers as we share our idea for a Local Area Homelessness Classification tool that will operate across England to support local authorities to understand and tackle homelessness.

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How are other local authorities dealing with the challenges of housing and homelessness in the UK?

'Where do you seek inspiration and discuss challenges??

Is it those who promote their work well, where you used to work, or those who secured the latest grant?

Researchers at NTU with expertise in housing, homelessness and spatial analysis have created a tool that helps you identify those local authorities whose housing and homelessness data is most closely matched. Using a cluster analysis methodology, they have created clusters and pen portraits that identify which local authorities are facing a similar type of homelessness challenge. This resource is designed to support cross authority engagement to overcome challenges and share leading practice with those areas most similar to each other.

Which cluster will your local authority be in?

At this workshop, we will be showcasing the tool and seeking feedback from local authority staff and charities across these clusters. Join us to learn about the project, explore your cluster and discuss how it could be used by people with similar housing and homelessness characteristics to you.

This tool is in development and the research team is seeking your feedback, we would like a number of local authorities and charities to trial the tool to help us refine and launch it online for all to use. By signing up for the event we will share the details of your cluster and those local authorities who have similar characteristics to you whilst allowing you to engage with the tool in an online map. Our other aim is to explore the value of such tools and to understand the level of cross authority engagement when developing new projects, strategies, bids and work packages to manage the housing and homelessness situation in your authority.


  • Welcome and introduction
  • Who is in your cluster?
  • The Local Homelessness Area Classification: how does it work?
  • Developing the Local Homelessness Area Classification: how could it be used and how could it be improved?
  • Knowledge sharing and the Local Homelessness Area Classification: how could you work with the local authorities in your cluster?
  • Closing remarks and thanks
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