Insights and Resources
We are collating resources, data and research on homelessness, housing and related issues. We hope that this will help our sector to share knowledge and best practice, enabling us to prevent and end homelessness in Milton Keynes.
More information will appear on these pages in due course, so keep checking back for regular updates. (Last updated 17 September 2021)
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Research and Reports
COVID-19 - Provision of Night Shelters (13.10.20): Published by MHCLG, a series of operating principles for commissioners and providers of night shelters for people experiencing rough sleeping.
National Housing Association Briefing (26.8.20): ‘How housing associations are supporting tenancy sustainment and income collection through the coronavirus crisis’
Homelessness: Applying for support flowchart: Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). This flowchart provides an overview of the steps the council will follow if a person applies for help as homeless.
Factsheet - Prisoners Housing on release: Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). This factsheet looks at housing options when individuals come out of prison.
Guidance - Vulnerability and priority need: advising clients (September 2019): Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). A guide for frontline advisers supporting single people making a homeless application where there may be an issue about priority need.
Research Brief - Youth Homelessness Prevention, Engaging Families and Natural Supports. (December 2020) Published by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, this research explores how communities in Canada are increasingly adopting the Family and Natural Support (FNS) approach to supporting youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. This brief provides key considerations, complexities and opportunities involved in FNS.
MKC Pathway and referrals
Homelessness Self Help Tool
Milton Keynes Council Duty To Refer
COVID19 Guidance on renting for landlords, tenants and local authorities
Short webinars offering hotel staff and volunteers guidance during COVID-19
Data and Statistics
The official statistics cover the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and includes part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic responses. The data captured reports on people who have been assessed under the Homelessness Reduction Act.
Rough Sleeping Snapshot in England (Autumn 2020)
Published 25 February 2021, new Government statistics indicating a 49 percent reduction in the number of people sleeping rough over the last 12 months in Milton Keynes.
This release provides information on statutory homelessness applications, duties, and outcomes for local authorities in England. It also reports on households in temporary accommodation. Local authority activities carried out under their statutory homelessness duties including amendments under the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017). It covers activities undertaken during January to March 2020 and households in temporary accommodation on 31st March 2020.
Housing: Note relating to Experimental Statistics and Homelessness Case Level Information Collection (H-CLIC)
This release provides information on statutory homelessness applications, duties, and outcomes for local authorities in England. It also reports on households in temporary accommodation.
The government releases regular statistics on the levels and types of homelessness together with the outcomes of applications made and received by councils across England. The latest government figures (October to December 2019) are available here.
MK Council Housing Statistics
MKC publish a quarterly factsheet. Statistics for Q4, 2019-2020 are available here.
MK Population Statistics (MKC)
The general population statistics for Milton Keynes have been updated. Figures published on 10 June 2020 are available here
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