Employability & Welfare

Space is the Place -  service user-led / created film


Commissioned by Homeless Action and created by people with experience of homelessness, Space is the Place explores the importance of place and belonging in maintaining your identity amidst chaos.



Space is the Place from Open Cinema on Vimeo.



Employability Toolkit

We have created the following National Homelessness & Employability toolkit which is designed to complement existing employability toolkits but with the additional barriers experienced by homeless people being addressed. 

The practice examples that follow demonstrate good practice in supporting homeless people in the workplace as well as engaging with those hardest to reach and assisting them with their journey to work.



Practice Examples for the toolkit:




Research Findings


SHEN commissioned the following research looking at the impact of social networks on the employability of those in temporary accommodation.  The overview summarises the key findings and looks at themes and key messages for practitioners.  The individual case studies that follow demonstrate some of the learning from the research.



Case Studies