Research & Evidence around Homeless Issues

Research into homelessness by LHFC

Liverpool Homeless Football Club is about much more than football. How do we measure that?

We understand that it is essential to look at the impact LHFC has on the lives of our players. LHFC use a research and evidence-based software called ‘Views’ to record all of our engagement and our outcomes.

We are also very keen to take part in research projects that demonstrate the benefits to what we do. Below is a brief overview of what has been completed so far and what is currently being undertaken:

In 2010 Homeless Link & Groundswell completed a study looking at LHFC in particular and how sport can help people suffering from homelessness.

Follow this link to read it: Liverpool Project Study – Aiming High Sport for All Year 2

Recent Research

We have had research recently carried out by the University of Liverpool, May 2018 by students, Jane Owens and Emma-Louise Delaney from the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. You can find the link to these articles here, Evaluation of the Women's Health and Wellbeing and When Football becomes a Lifeline.

LHFC are have also been used in some other research projects, such as:

  • Liverpool John Moores University is researching the physical fitness aspect of our work, looking at it from a social science perspective.
  • Liverpool John Moores University is also examining the impact LHFC have on well-being and healthy living.
  • Liverpool University is conducting a research paper into the social benefits homeless people gain as a result of being part of a football club.

We have many studies carried out in conjunction with the city's great University's, and other local organisations. If you would like to know more about the effects that homelessness can cause or would like to discuss a specific area of research, then please contact our CEO, John Finnigan on