Authors: Department for Communities and Local Government
Publication Date: 2018
Location: London, United Kingdom
Stage: Evaluate and learn
Policy Area: Homelessness
The London Homelessness Social Impact Bond was a four year programme designed to bring in new means of financing interventions, and encourage innovative approaches, to address rough sleeping among an entrenched group of rough sleepers in London.
The core intervention period lasted from November 2012 to the end of October 2015. It is the subject of a qualitative process evaluation and an impact evaluation. The impact evaluation results reported here focuses on the success of the intervention in:
The results show that, when compared to a well-matched comparison group, the intervention significantly reduced rough sleeping over a two year period.
On average the intervention group (the SIB group) had significantly fewer episodes of rough sleeping compared to the comparison groups.