Crisis report and interactive map: Benefit sanctions and homelessness

In March 2015 Crisis released ‘Benefit sanctions and homelessness: a scoping report’ which shows that there are wide variations in how sanctions are being applied on the ground and provides evidence of large numbers of unfair or inappropriate decisions. It warns that homeless people may be disproportionately affected by sanctions and looks at evidence suggesting that sanctions can increase people’s risk of being homeless.

There is also an interactive map that shows the sanctions hotspots around the country.