Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Providing decent homes to families at risk of homelessness

21 February 2022

This report shares learning from practical experience of impact at scale. It focuses on Housing Gateway, a company owned by Enfield Council that rents homes to people who would otherwise be homeless.

Housing Gateway took an ‘open source’ approach to share its sustainable model for housing homeless families by making it freely available for others to adopt or copy.  In this report we consider what lasting change for people and society looks like in practice using Housing Gateway as an example of this kind of ‘open source’ approach to impact at scale. Our hope is that by sharing the general lessons they can be applied by other charities, funders and agencies involved in social change on a range of issues.

This is part of a series of co-produced reports at Social Finance called Changing Lives, Changing Systems. These reports capture and disseminate cross-cutting learnings from different case studies showing impact at scale in practice.

Other reports in the series

Helping families stay together

Reconnecting older lonely people with their community

Supporting people with health conditions into paid work

Lessons from reducing and preventing domestic abuse

Building routes to scale


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