Rebuilding Lives: Formerly homeless people's experiences of independent

This KCL research, funded by the NIHR SSCR, tracked a group of 297 homeless people for five years after they were rehoused.

The project examined their experiences and is the largest and only UK study of its kind.

The researchers warn, however, that resettlement is not the sole answer, as many formerly homeless people are still vulnerable during the first few years after being rehoused and experience problems living independently, requiring ongoing support from housing, health and social care services - help many do not receive.

The final report makes a number of important recommendations about the services and support that are needed once homeless people are resettled.

If addressed, they will help ensure that formerly homeless people are supported and their long term needs are met - so they can rebuild their lives.