Dr Peter Mackie, the Chair of WISERD’s housing research network, will today share findings from his research at an event on homelessness at Westminster. The panel discussion, ‘How can we tackle the homelessness crisis?’ is part of the Social Market Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)’s ‘Ask the Expert series’.
This event brings together a panel of expert academics and charity representatives, along with a representative from Government, to put forward their best evidence and policy ideas on how to tackle homelessness. Dr Mackie will be joined on the panel by fellow expert from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick (Heriot-Watt University) and Matt Downie (Policy Director, Crisis).
The event is taking place as part of Evidence Week in UK Parliament, which is an initiative of Sense about Science, the Commons Science and Technology Committee, the House of Commons Library, and POST.
WISERD researchers Dr Peter Mackie, Dr Scott Orford and Dr Bob Smith are leading Wales’ contribution to the recently launched UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) (http://housingevidence.ac.uk/news/revolutionising-the-homelessness-data-infrastructure-in-wales-a-cache-and-welsh-government-collaboration/). This new research centre is a joint collaboration between ten universities and three non-higher education organisations designed to shape UK policy and tackle chronic housing problems. In Wales WISERD academics are working alongside housing charities, private sector organisations and other Welsh universities to produce evidence and new research which will contribute to tackling the UK’s housing problems at a national, devolved, regional, and local level.
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