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Welcome to the PIELink

This website is the online home of a rapidly growing community of practice. Our aim here is to connect people involved with addressing the psychological and emotional issues that go with homelessness, and particularly in the development of 'Psychologically Informed Environments' - PIEs. 

We hope this site will encourage active involvement, a community working together to extend and develop the idea, and the practice, of PIEs. In these pages you will find a wide selection of useful items, ranging from published papers and official guidance, to specially produced video content - all for the purpose of sharing practice, research, thoughts and opinions.

The basic idea of a Psychologically Informed Environment has evolved, in the ten years (almost) since it was first suggested; and it may well continue to evolve. Over the course of January to March 2018, we had been slowly translating much of this site to reflect the most recent version - known as 'PIEs 2.0'. There is now further new material, with the release of the self assessment framework - the Pizazz.

For the moment, for more on this process of evolution and 'development in dialogue', see the pages here on  "Is the PIE evolving?', and the video on "Learning and Enquiry and the cycles of practice-based learning'.

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News & Events

Please note: this function is not currently active. See the pages elsewhere across the site for news on developments, and the Newsletters area for recent posted items.


View recent broadcasts or get involved with forthcoming live interviews and discussions

Members Directory

Find fellow members that share your interests and location using the advanced search functions

The Library

An ever expanding treasure chest packed full with a wide variety of documents and media


The principal intention behind this website is the wish to facilitate communication between all those working with the psychological and emotional needs of people who are homeless. 

Becoming a member is completely free and allows you full access to all features of the site.

Become a Member

  • Complete access to the library - an extensive and ever growing range of related documents and media
  • The ability to create a profile, join discussions and interact with other members
  • Full use of the members directory - find other members sharing your location and/or interests
  • Subscription to the monthly newsletter, featuring details of forthcoming events and broadcasts

The Library

There is now so much material on the net that is relevant to PIEs, it can be hard to find just what you really need.
Our new PIELink site introduces the Library - a searchable catalogue of documents, videos, podcasts and more.

Members' Directory

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With our new Members' Directory and map, you can now find other PIELink members in your area, or working on the same issues.

Using a range of selected keywords, it's quick and painless to identify others who share your interests, whatever your location.

Good Questions


In this section of the site, we present a variety of issues in the development of PIEs in practice.

Individual sections include links to published papers on specific aspects, and/or to other sites.

Browse these pages under 'Questions' in the main menu.

Groups and Forums


Our aim here is to connect and engage the community through conversation and practice exchange..

As the PIElink community grows we'll begin to introduce special interest groups and forums. If you'd like to get involved please get in touch.