Are temporary accommodation boards feasible?

Key findings


providers often don't know what support is available for their residents


of residents in unsupported temporary accommodation reported having no working locks on their doors.


(Temporary Accommodation Action Groups) is preferred as a name over TABs because they need to work on immediate, critical issues.

This report presents the findings of a project about Temporary Accommodation Boards (TABs). The project aimed to test and evaluate TABs as a vehicle for developing solutions for unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) in London.

TABs are the main recommendation of research published by Justlife and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North into how UTA affected the health and wellbeing of residents. The research uncovered a bleak reality facing most residents of UTA in which households would be placed for an unknown and unspecified amount of time and where over 50 per cent reported no working locks on their doors. The lack of safety and poor conditions in the accommodation fed into deteriorating mental and physical health of residents stuck in UTA. TABs were recommended as a solution to these challenges, suggesting that crosssector collaborative working was central to addressing any existing issues within this accommodation.

This study focuses on the London Borough of Hackney. Read the full report below.

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