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Crisis launches invitation to tender - Completion of the Crisis Best Practice Guide for employers

*** Submission deadline for proposals Thursday 14th September 2023 *** 

In 2021 Crisis published a report into in work homelessness, Barely, Breaking Even which highlighted the drivers, experience and impact of in-work homelessness. It highlighted that homelessness would have a negative impact on an employees’ career progression and recruitment, but also noted that there was a lack of resources for employers to support people in work and facing homelessness.  

Crisis is keen to support employers and in September 2023 will launch a Homelessness Covenant in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). The Homelessness Covenant is a significant initiative aimed at addressing homelessness in communities through collaborative engagement with employers. The covenant creates an opportunity for employers to create inclusive opportunities for job seekers who have experienced homelessness and adopt helpful work practices for those at risk of homelessness within their own workforce.  

Through the Homelessness Covenant, employers will have access to the Best Practice Guide for employers to help them fulfil the covenant pledges they make and to assist and inform their work practices. Preparatory work has been done on this project, with case studies and surveys already completed, and we are now looking for a contractor who has skills and experience to complete this Best Practice Guide. 

Read the full invitation to tender 

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight on Thursday 14th September 2023. 

Proposals and enquiries about this brief should be addressed to Sarah Walters, Head of Best Practice, and Peter Harrison, Best Practice Manager