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Economic impact of closing the gaps in responses to homelessness & self-neglect - 12 December 2022

At this webinar

At this webinar Dr Michela Tinelli (LSE) presented findings from her economic analysis of health, local authority and other responses to homelessness and self-neglect in England. Jess Harris presented corollary illustrative quotes from the qualitative element of the same study, which is now in its dissemination phase.

As part of the presentation, attendees were asked three questions: 

  • What changes would you need to deliver an effective multi-disciplinary response to homelessness and self-neglect?
  • What evidence do you need to support better decision making?
  • How best to use evidence to drive change?

Responses, in the form of word clouds, are incorporated in the slides (below). Eighty-eight people attended, including specialist practitioners, policymakers and academics.

Please note that this event has passed.


As part of the Opening the ‘too difficult box’: strengthening Adult Safeguarding responses to homelessness and self-neglect study, the research team have built an approach to understand the financial costs, across health, social care and wider services, of the unmet needs of people experiencing homelessness and self-neglect. This offers a comparison with more effective service interventions and investment to improve responses to people's needs and support them to be safe. The event will be an opportunity to explore the implications of this research and to identify beneficiaries and future collaboration.

Dr Michela Tinelli from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will present key results from the analysis of the economic data. Michela's research is concerned with the performance evaluation of health and social care services in the community. She develops and applies cost and outcome performance measurements and evaluation to support person-centred care and inform policy and practice decision-making. Jess Harris from King’s College London will outline emerging economic messages from the study's interviews with stakeholders.

The event, which takes place on Zoom only, is part of our Homelessness Series.

At this event

Jess Harris

Research Fellow

Michela Tinelli

Michela Tinelli

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics


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